Connections Education Receives Four 2016 EDDIE Awards

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Learning Coach Central, American Government, Social Studies 8, and WebQuest recognized by 21st Annual Education Software Review Awards

2016 EDDIE Awards
We are honored to be recognized for providing solutions that give students the ability to harness the power of digital learning and parents the tools to help their students succeed.

Connections Education, a leading provider of high-quality, highly accountable digital learning solutions for students in grades K-12, has been recognized by ComputEd Gazette's 21st Annual Education Software Review with four EDDIE Awards. This marks the seventh consecutive year that Connections Education has been honored with EDDIE Awards.

The 2016 Connections Education EDDIE Award winners are:

  • Learning Coach Central: Provides parents and guardians who serve as Learning Coaches with access to visually appealing, user-friendly resources designed to help them navigate the education management system, Connexus®, and support them in working with and motivating their students.
  • American Government: In this online high school course, customized to meet American Government standards in each state, students explore the foundations of American government and its fundamental principles and organization in a relevant context.
  • Social Studies 8: This middle school online course offers a broad survey of United States history, from the early Americas and European settlement to the analysis of social changes in America in the 2000s. The course includes civics and economics units that cover concepts such as scarcity, supply and demand, government involvement, and personal financial literacy.
  • WebQuest: To promote 21st century critical and creative thinking, this interactive elective provides students the opportunity to participate in an individualized WebQuest experience based on the student's research about and participation in an effort that is focused on maintaining or improving the local community’s environment.

“Students around the world in grades K-12 have increasing access to personalized learning opportunities across a variety of subjects,” said Patricia Hoge, Ph.D., executive vice president of curriculum and instruction and chief academic officer for Connections Education. “We are honored to be recognized for providing solutions that give students the ability to harness the power of digital learning and parents the tools to help their students succeed.”

The EDDIE Awards recognize innovative and content-rich programs that augment the classroom curriculum and improve teacher productivity, providing parents and teachers with technology to foster educational excellence. Winning programs and websites are selected from publishers worldwide.

Enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year is open at many Connections Education-supported fully-online and blended learning academies. To learn more visit

About Connections Education
Connections Education LLC is a leading provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual education solutions for students in grades K–12. Founded in 2001, the company’s Connections Academy delivers individualized learning to students by supporting tuition-free virtual public schools. In the 2015–2016 school year, Connections Academy supported 30 virtual public schools in 26 states—serving more than 65,000 students. Connections Education offers International Connections Academy, a fully online private school for students worldwide, and delivers blended (combination of online and on-site) learning in select states via tuition-free, public, Nexus Academy schools. The Connections Learning by Pearson division meets the needs of schools, school districts, and other institutions with a full range of digital learning solutions for grades K–12 including: online courses, a program for homebound students, a digital learning platform, and private and public online schools. Connections Education is based in Baltimore, Maryland and was named a 2015 and 2014 “Top Workplace” by the Baltimore Sun and a 2013 “Best Place to Work” by Baltimore magazine. Connections Education is part of the global learning company Pearson.

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