NEF Cyberlearning Adopt-A-School Initiative Experiences Positive Results with Students Improving in Core Areas

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NEF has launched an innovative Public-Private partnership program in its Adopt- A-School Initiative. The initiative, aimed at preparing our students better for college and STEM-related jobs, has proven capable of advancing a student in a subject like math in an average of 24 learning hours.

The National Education Foundation has found through its philanthropic work in the US and abroad that Public-Private partnerships present a WIN-WIN scenario. As the national non-profit leader in bridging the academic and job skills divide, NEF has launched an innovative Public-Private partnership program in its Adopt- A-School Initiative. The program has seen positive results as students improve a letter grade in an average of 24 learning hours, according to SUNY's data results.

This national initiative is a win-win-win program for businesses, schools and students throughout the US. NEF Chairman, Dr. Appu Kuttan states, “America is ranked 25th out of 35 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.”

The Adopt-A-School initiative is truly a win-win-win partnership. Businesses save 80% of training costs, and receive enormous CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) credits, a plaque in the school and PR. 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.

NEF encourages businesses to become partners with this innovative Initiative. By bridging education and business, the Adopt-A-School provides an opportunity for Businesses to access employee training while sponsoring STEM education for students. This public-private partnership provides schools world-class STEM+ Academies at no cost to the schools (see http://blog.cyberlearning.org/). 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 gaps.

NEF's (http://www.cyberlearning.org) overriding objective 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. To reach 1 million students by 2020 is the National Education Foundation’s primary goal.

NEF provides top-quality training in IT, business and management to businesses with an 80% grant, and utilizes the 20% fee ($190 per employee) paid by businesses to set up a world-class STEM+ academy for students and a free professional academy for parents in a school chosen by a business.

This national initiative is truly a win-win-win partnership. Businesses save 80% of training costs, and receive enormous CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) credits, a plaque in the school and PR. 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.

For more information, visit http://www.cyberlearning.org, or call NEF at 703-823-9999.

About NEF
The National Education Foundation (NEF), is the national non-profit leader in bridging the academic and job skills divides by providing world-class education STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), English, test prep, digital literacy, IT, business and management, education to millions of disadvantaged students and adults. See http://www.cyberlearning.org.

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