Connections Education, Leading Virtual Education Provider, Wins 2015 EDDIE Award for K-8 Suite of Music Courses

Innovative, content-rich music programs recognized by 20th Annual Education Software Review Awards

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BALTIMORE (October 14, 2015) – Connections Education, a leading provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual education solutions for students in grades K–12, has been recognized for its K–8 Suite of Music Courses by ComputEd Gazette's 20th Annual Education Software Review Awards (EDDIE Awards). This award marks the sixth consecutive year that Connections Education has been honored with an EDDIE Award.

Connections Education’s honored Suite of Music Courses spans the K-8 spectrum and includes nine courses consisting of 36 units, all closely aligned to the National Core Arts Standards. With the band of courses, students learn and apply music fundamentals and concepts, build on musicianship skills, and enhance their knowledge of musical cultures, among other themes and skills. With audio, visual, and interactive technologies, these courses provide a unique and advanced learning experience for students as they work to discover their musical identities.

“Technology has empowered students across the globe to access personalized learning opportunities in performing arts,” said Dr. Patricia Hoge, executive vice president of curriculum and instruction and chief academic officer for Connections Education. “Connections Education is honored to be recognized for the power of our online music courses in helping students expand their fundamental musicianship.”

The EDDIE Awards recognize innovative and content-rich programs that augment the classroom curriculum and improve teacher productivity, providing parents and teachers with technology to foster educational excellence. Winning programs and websites are selected from publishers worldwide.

Enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year is open at many Connections Education-supported fully-online and blended learning academies. To learn more visit

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 2015–2016 school year, Connections Academy supports 30 virtual public schools in 26 states—serving more than 65,000 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 2015 and 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.