Hyannis, MA – June 27, 2011- At Nassau County School District, a Northeast Florida school district comprised of the communities of Fernandina Beach, Yulee, Hilliard, Bryceville and Callahan, student performance on the state assessment system is exceptional, resulting in a district grade of “A.” High expectations for all learners has resulted in 89 percent of all students graduating in 2010 with 79 percent of all students being “ready for college” based on SAT, ACT, and CPT scores. Ensuring that all students are well prepared for the future, however, calls for continuing to provide the best staff and instructional tools while facing tight state budgets. With the recent award of the Race to the Top grant, Nassau intends to adopt the RM Learning Platform to continue as a state top performer in the current economy.

The district of 11,161 students and 15 schools is facilitating assessment, teaching and learning and communication throughout the new learning community in order to encourage greater collaboration in producing and delivering personalized lessons in a whole new way.

“The Nassau County School District selected the RM Learning Platform because it met the requirements of “Race to the Top” and the Florida Local Improvement Instructional System standards. It was important for us to find a partner who could help us fully implement the requirements by 2014. Our top three priorities are creating curriculum maps, developing assessments aligned to the common core standards, and accessing real-time student achievement data. We also wanted to reduce our overall costs in the economic downturn. RM was able to provide a solution to help us save money and provide additional tools for our teachers, administrators and students,” said Dr. Edward Turvey, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction for Nassau County School District.

RM Learning Platform is a full-featured and easy to use learning management system and education portal, designed specifically for K-12 schools and districts. RM Learning Platform contains a powerful content management and delivery system for both teachers and learners with tools for planning and delivery of lessons that enables dramatic transformation of school culture and learning outcomes. It provides the tools for every stakeholder to work together to raise student achievement; facilitating communication throughout the learning community and encouraging greater collaboration in producing and delivering personalized lessons.

“RM Learning Platform has proven to deliver strong results in our implementation in Scotland, the world’s only nationwide learning platform implementation, and in a wide variety of schools in England” said Kevin Pawsey, CEO of RM Education, US. “It is exciting and gratifying to see a premier district like Nassau County adopt RM Learning Platform and we look forward to working closely with them to meet their goal of assuring that every student is well prepared for their future.”

To learn more about RM Education, or to request a copy of their 2011 catalog, Helping You Achieve More With Less, please visit www.rmeducation.com or call toll-free (866) 728-6758.

About Nassau County School District:
Located in the Northern most part of Florida, the Nassau County School District prides itself in providing an excellent education for all of its 11,161 K-12 students. The district is comprised of eight elementary schools, three middle schools, three high schools, and one middle-senior high school and is one of the highest performing districts in the state having received a district grade of “A” for the last seven years. Nassau County School District is known in Florida as a leading district focused on creating an environment for 21st century learning, where technology is used to support all students’ learning.

About RM:
Founded in 1973, in Oxford, England, RM is a worldwide leader in development of outstanding educational tools, technologies and services that engage students and inspire learning. RM is one of Europe’s largest and most respected suppliers of technology-based curriculum products for education, supplying thousands of schools in six different countries including the United States. RM Education is the United States division of RM and is located in Hyannis, Massachusetts.

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