A Model of Successful Distance Learning: Chester Upland NEF Academy

March 31, 2020

The NEF Academy program at Chester Upland School District is a stunning model of successful distance learning, with the majority of students on track to achieve more than a year of growth in math and reading this academic year. This is a notable turnaround, since prior to establishing the Academy only a third of students were meeting grade level standards. NEF provides grants for almost the entire cost of the program. Virtual school students’ grades and test scores greatly improve, attendance rates up 95%! 

3 Years of Academic Growth in 1 – NEF’s Incredible Success in Somerton

March 5, 2020
NEF STEM+ Academy program at Somerton School District shows its students are on track to achieve three years of growth in math and reading this academic year. Somerton, like many districts with predominantly low-income, English learner students, was struggling to meet academic standards. With the help of a grant, they were able to bring in the comprehensive NEF STEM+ Academy program, which utilizes SuccessMaker to provide individualized math and reading education.

Valley Cyber Program Receives National Recognition

December 7, 2019

Recently recognized as the November “Academy of the Month” by the National Education Foundation. “It is a great honor for us here at Shikellamy,” Gittens said. “We are continuing to grow this program and it to be recognized for our hard work is truly an honor.” Superintendent Jason Bendle said this past summer he intended to push the program and wanted it to become a model for other districts across the state to follow.

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Brocton Central School wins national STEM award

June 23, 2019

One full grade level: that’s how much Brocton Central School students have advanced in reading and/or math this year, thanks to the district’s participation in the National Education Foundation’s Total STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) System Solution program.