Equity of Opportunity

10 Ideas Transforming K-12 Education Right Now

What a school year. You made it! Joyful graduation ceremonies for the class of 2021, send-offs for 8th graders, and end-of-school-year assemblies have given education leaders the chance to express deep gratitude for their teachers, students, families, and local communities and to celebrate the learning that continued to happen through a time of incredible disruption.

Stronger Together

Apex Learning is committed to building stronger communities, brighter futures, and a more equitable world by providing opportunities for every student to thrive. The past few weeks have been a sobering reminder that many of the students we serve, and their communities, face serious inequities. This is wrong and we recognize we must do our part to take action to address it.

Apex Learning Applauds Bellevue School District Leader Honored for Dedicated Pursuit of Equity

2019 — Apex Learning, a recognized leader in online learning for secondary education, is pleased to congratulate Shomari Jones, the Director of Equity and Graduation Success at Bellevue Public School District in Bellevue, Washington, for his recognition in the Education Week “Leaders To Learn From” report. The annual report spotlights the nation’s most outstanding school district leaders for tackling pressing challenges and driving change in K-12 education.

Equity: A National Conversation

We recently had the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion on equity in K12 education at the annual iNACOL Symposium, the industry’s leading event for K-12 competency-based, blended and online learning. Experts, practitioners, educators, policymakers and researchers gather annually at this conference to work to transform education. We hosted an in-depth discussion on how three districts are transforming equity to drive the potential of all students.

Looking Back on 20 Years: One Education Company’s Story

EdTech Digest — 2018 — CEO Cheryl Vedoe talks about what it takes to thrive in the K-12 market and how Apex Learning focuses on solving the problems that are priorities for educators. “To us, sustaining a growing, profitable business means maintaining our focus on solving problems that are priorities for educators and for which there is budget. It means always listening to and learning from our users; it’s from them we understand where it makes sense to focus next.”

Apex Learning Partners with Argus Foundation to Host Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart at Recent Luncheon

Press Release — 2018 — Apex Learning partnered with the Argus Foundation, a non-profit organization in Sarasota County, Florida, that seeks to bring together business leaders from diverse industries to facilitate communication and benefit the community. The two groups hosted the collaborative luncheon for Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart to share her thoughts on the future of education in Florida.

Not Your Father’s Summer School: How Districts are Reinventing Summer Programs to Increase Opportunity and Achievement

Back in the day, summer school was just for students who needed to recover lost course credit. Today, innovative districts are expanding their summer programs beyond traditional remediation of course failure to meet a wide range of student learning needs, including options to earn initial course credit, prepare for college entrance exams, and remediate gaps in the prerequisite knowledge needed for success in the upcoming grade level.

Baltimore County Public Schools to Present at the 2017 iNACOL Symposium

Press Release — 2017 — Dr. Lisa Williams, the director of equity and cultural proficiency for BCPS, will lead the presentation “Ignite the Potential of All Students: Baltimore County Public Schools is Closing the Achievement Gap and Raising the Bar through its Commitment to Equity of Opportunity” on Tuesday, October 24 from 10 – 11 a.m. In her presentation, Dr. Williams will cover key factors to consider when rolling out a district-wide initiative equity initiative.