100 STEM+ Academy Grants Offered by NEF to Ohio School Districts

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Ohio’s Third Grade reading guarantee finds champion in NEF's CyberLearning program. NEF’s STEM+ academies can improve a child's reading by one grade level in 25 hours.

Ohio’s department of education is implementing a Third Grade reading guarantee. This initiative is an incentive for teachers to have students reading proficiently by the third grade. NEF’s STEM+ academies an aid in this effort as its CyberLearning program can improve a child’s reading level by one grade level in 25 hours.

The National Education Foundation (NEF) is offering 100 Ohio School Districts STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) grants. This opportunity is open to any school district/school with 35% or more students on Free/Reduced cost lunch. Apply at http://www.cyberlearning.org.

NEF’s CyberLearning STEM+ academies, administered by the State University of NY (SUNY) and local universities, offer top-quality personalized courses in STEM, English, Social Studies, SAT/ACT, IT and 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.

NEF’s Cyberlearning total system solution enables a student to advance a grade level in 24 learning hours in a subject such as math or reading, as documented by the State University of New York.

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 employers in the community.

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, while helping to improve worker productivity in our businesses.”

President Bill Clinton has commended NEF for “your ongoing commitment for creating a better and stronger America.”

This initiative is a win-win-win partnership—schools and students are the biggest winners; businesses save on annual training costs, and receive enormous CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and PR credits; universities get an opportunity to help schools and communities.

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 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 .

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