March 14
Are Today’s Students Really Ready for College, Work and Life?

As we celebrate an all-time high for high school graduation rates nationwide, I challenge us to…


Getting Smart — As we celebrate an all-time high for high school graduation rates nationwide, I challenge us to consider the work yet to do in truly preparing our students for the next step and ensuring they are really ready for college, career and life.
One Million by One Million — Online education in K-12 has had very few ventures survive or scale. Apex Learning is one of those rare birds. We first covered their story eight years back. This is a catch up conversation with their CEO Cheryl Vedoe that steps us through the ongoing evolution of the K-12 online education sector.
Press Release — Apex Learning reports that once again in the second annual study students using Tutorials achieved pretest to posttest gains and also achieved higher average scores on standardized end-of-course achievement tests than a comparison group of students not using Tutorials.
Press Release — Apex Learning is pleased to announce a certification partnership with WebbAlign from the Wisconsin Center for Education Products and Services. The WebbAlign DOK Partner Certification includes a process guided by Dr. Norman Webb and his team to implement the Depth of Knowledge framework to help verify the alignment of Apex Learning’s content to learning standards.
Press Release — Apex Learning digital curriculum has a significant impact on student achievement, according to recent data released by Dallas Independent School District. The district partnered with Apex Learning to implement rigorous, standards-based online courses in the Reconnection Center Program (Reconnect).
Press Release — Apex Learning today announced that the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) accepted an additional 20 a-g approved Apex Learning high school courses as meeting requirements for University of California (UC) admission.
Press Release — Apex Learning received a total of eight awards in 2016 from top education media, including Tech & Learning, ComputED and District Administration. The awards span multiple categories, including Middle School, High School Language Arts and Math and Career & Technical Education.
Tech & Learning — Tech & Learning magazine today named 124 education technology products as winners in its prestigious 34-year-old recognition program.
Press Release — Apex Learning announced that Wade Pfeiffer has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Pfeiffer will be responsible for strategic and tactical matters as they relate to the fiscal functions of the company.
The Journal — The Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ) has selected Apex Learning, a Seattle-based digital curriculum provider known for making standards-based content for all K–12 students, for its member districts and teachers. ESCNJ is the state’s largest educational services commission, providing shared services in all 21 counties.