(PRWEB) October 11, 2013
As the national non-profit leader in bridging the academic and job skills divides, the National Education Foundation (NEF) encourages businesses to continue in the creation and production of products that produce more than profit. This national initiative is a win-win-win program for businesses, schools and students throughout the US.
This public-private partnership provides schools world-class Academies at no cost to the schools. The program has been lauded by the US Congress and the US Department of Education as an innovative approach to bridging the 21st century academic and job skills divides.
NEF's (http://www.cyberlearning.org) mission is to set up world-class K-12 CyberLearning academies in the nation’s schools, especially the disadvantaged. These academies provide 21st century skills for disadvantaged students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), as well as English, Social Studies, SAT/ACT, Digital Literacy, IT, Business and Management. NEF’s long-term vision is to set up STEM+ CyberLearning Academies in the disadvantaged schools in the U.S. by 2020.
This national initiative is truly a win-win-win partnership. Businesses save 80% of training costs, and receive enormous CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and PR credits, effect social change in America’s classrooms. Schools get world-class STEM+ academies, and the students receive world-class individualized STEM + education, capable of advancing a student in a subject like math in 20-30 learning hours.
Any school or school district with 35% or more students on Free/Reduced cost lunch is eligible. Apply at http://www.cyberlearning.org.
NEF’s CyberLearning STEM+ academies, administered by the State University of NY (SUNY) and local universities, offers top-quality personalized courses in STEM, English, Social Studies, SAT/ACT, IT ad Business courses mapped to the Common Core Curriculum standards as well as state standards in all 50 states.
In addition to the courses, the grant provides schools funds for teacher stipends, student motivational rewards and teacher training.
In addition to a world-class STEM academy for the students, the grant provides a Parent Academy in IT and Business, and a Teacher Professional Development Academy, and a tuition-free Workforce Development Academy for the community.
NEF Chairman, Dr. Appu Kuttan states, “America is ranked 25th out of 34 countries in math and science. To compete in the global economy, our students need better STEM+ skills. Our initiative is aimed at preparing our students better for college and STEM-related jobs, while helping to improve worker productivity in our businesses.”
For more information, visit http://www.cyberlearning.org, or call NEF at 703-823-9999.
The National Education Foundation (NEF) is the national non-profit leader in bridging the academic and job skills divides by providing world-class education in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), English, test prep, digital literacy, IT, business and management to millions of disadvantaged students and adults. See http://www.cyberlearning.org.