Connections Education Named EdTech Digest Award and CODiE Award Finalist

Baltimore, MD (April 2, 2015) — Connections Education, a leading provider of virtual education solutions for students in grades K–12, has been recognized as a finalist in the 2015 EdTech Digest Awards and the Software & Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) 2015 CODiE Awards.

Featuring the most effective products and most innovative people transforming today’s education landscape, the EdTech Digest Awards Program recognizes people and products that are using technology to enrich the lives of 21st century learners. Virtual Music Tools from Connections Academy has been named an EdTech Digest Cool Tool Award finalist in the new product or service category.

Recognizing the best in educational technology, the 2015 SIIA CODiE Awards highlight innovative applications, products and services across the K-20 sector. Connections Education is recognized as a CODiE Awards finalist for two products, Middle School Art and Virtual Music Tools, in the Best Arts & Creativity Solution category. Winners of the 2015 SIIA CODiE Awards will be announced in May.

About Connections Education
Connections Education is a leading provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual education solutions for students in grades K–12. Since 2001, the company’s Connections Academy has delivered individualized learning to students through tuition-free virtual public schools. In the 2014–2015 school year, Connections Academy supports 29 virtual public schools in 25 states—serving more than 60,000 students. Connections Education offers a fully online private school for students worldwide and delivers blended (combination of online and on-site) learning in select states via tuition-free, public, Nexus Academy schools. The Connections Learning by Pearson division meets the needs of schools, school districts, and other institutions with a full range of digital learning solutions for grades K–12 including: online courses, a program for homebound students, a digital learning platform, and private and public online schools. Connections Education is based in Baltimore, Maryland and was named a 2014 “Top Workplace” by the Baltimore Sun and a 2013 “Best Place to Work” by Baltimore magazine. Connections Education is part of the global learning company Pearson.