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FreedomProject Education Expands Curriculum to Help Struggling Students
FreedomProject Education will expand the curriculum to include sixth to eighth grades
APPLETON, WIS. – October 26, 2011 – The latest reading assessment scores of students indicate the majority are below proficient across the country, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Seeing a need to reach out to struggling students, FreedomProject Education will be adding a sixth through eighth grade curriculum to give students the tools they need to succeed.
FreedomProject Education uses an interactive approach to learning using the newest technologies, while delivering a classical education in the tradition of America’s Founders.
Students can access the interactive curriculum through the Internet using some of the top tools available, including Moodle and the new Blackboard Collaborate, the newest web conferencing tool. This program gives students the opportunity to interact with fellow classmates and professors, without actually being in a classroom.
"Blackboard Collaborate gives us the ability to share our curriculum and the expert instruction of our highly qualified and principled instructors with students and parents in a virtual classroom setting,” Mary Black, curriculum director states.
Class registration is now underway and will go through January 24. The spring semester will begin January 30.
Nearly halfway through its first semester, FreedomProject Education is surpassing its initial goals. Executive Director Alan Scholl states, “On September 6 our dream became reality with the launch of our high-school curriculum. I was thrilled with the positive response, and equally encouraged by the fact that for every one enthusiastic endorsement of the high-school program, we received four inquiries about our eagerly anticipated middle-school curriculum. Popular demand led me to add staff so that we may quickly move forward with this exciting new challenge, more than eight months ahead of schedule. If all goes well, the curriculum for kindergarten through fifth grade will follow in short order, with instruction beginning no later than September 4, 2012.”
Scholl is available for interviews.
FreedomProject, established in 2006, is the educational arm of the American Opinion Foundation. With more than 130 adjunct professors (75+ are professors with doctorates), FreedomProject’s mission is to provide a classical education in the tradition of America’s Founders. Learn more at fpeusa.org.