Scottsdale, Arizona | PRWeb | September 5, 2018
Research has shown that social and emotional learning can improve student academic performance and help improve students’ attitudes toward school. Edgenuity, a leading provider of online curriculum and instructional services for the K-12 market, today announced a partnership with Purpose Prep to make the benefits of social and emotional learning available to more students. Purpose Prep is an online course provider transforming the student learning experience through innovative, interactive and engaging course solutions for K-12 districts and schools.
Through this partnership, Edgenuity is excited to offer schools and districts immediate access to three new social and emotional learning courses:
- Personal Development
- Character and Leadership Development
- College and Career Readiness
Additionally, Purpose Prep’s one-of-a-kind tech course, “Introduction to Today’s Technology” will be made available. Each course is aligned to core competencies outlined by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of their own personal development.
“Edgenuity’s mission has always been to foster empowerment and engagement for students and educators,” said Sari Factor, CEO of Edgenuity. “Our partnership with Purpose Prep will ensure that students have access to tools they need to become well-rounded members of their communities and global citizens while improving academic achievement.”
A study conducted by CASEL and associated researchers found that the academic performance of students exposed to social and emotional learning programs was, on average, 13 percentile points higher than their peers who were not. Additionally, behavior problems, emotional distress and drug use were all significantly lower for students that participated in the programs.
“We’re proud to unite with Edgenuity to empower young people across the nation to discover their purpose,” said Daniel Budzinski, Purpose Prep founder and Chief Purpose Officer. “By extending the reach of our social and emotional learning curriculum, we hope to help even more students cultivate their personal and academic growth.”
Edgenuity is a leading provider of online curriculum and instructional services for the K-12 market. Nationwide, Edgenuity is in use by more than 20,000 schools, including 20 of the 25 largest school districts, to meet academic goals and improve student outcomes. We offer initial credit courses, honors and Advanced Placement courses, credit recovery, intervention and test readiness. These solutions, in addition to Edgenuity’s instructional services and professional development offerings, help students, educators and districts achieve success in their online and blended learning programs. For more information, visit Edgenuity.com.
About Purpose Prep
Purpose Prep resources and empowers school districts to lead, teach and learn on purpose. We’re transforming the student learning experience through innovative, interactive and engaging curriculum and instruction for students in niche content categories. The content advances the students purpose and success during and after school. Purpose Prep solutions are highly convertible to meet the needs of K-12 districts, schools and educational leaders. Niche content examples: social and emotional, personal, character, leadership and workforce development and college and career readiness. For more information, visit PurposePrep.com.
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