Collaboration enhances opportunities for students at NCSSS member schools to master science, technology, engineering and math

Baltimore, MD (June 9, 2016) – Connections Learning by Pearson, a provider of targeted digital learning solutions to the K-12 education community, today announced a collaboration with the National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools (NCSSS). The collaboration will offer NCSSS member schools science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs for students with proven-effective online STEM tools and courses, as well as expert teachers.

“With this collaboration, cost-effective STEM instruction will now be available to students at more than 100 NCSSS schools across the country,” said Dr. Patricia Hoge, executive vice president of curriculum and instruction and chief academic officer for Connections Education. “As each of our organizations strives to provide high-quality education solutions, we look forward to joining forces to meet the individual needs of students and educators nationwide.”

“We are very pleased to be able to offer our NCSSS members this benefit,” said Todd Mann, Executive Director of NCSSS. “Working in tandem with Connections Learning further enables us to proactively address one of the major needs in education: more opportunities for learning STEM,” he added. “Moreover,” Mann pointed out, “we have provided even greater benefit to our members by offering this programming at a price point individual schools could not obtain on their own.”

Connections Learning by Pearson offers a selection of online courses that span the full STEM spectrum. Accredited by AdvancED, the program provides rigorous, standards-based courses across all grade levels, including gifted and Advanced Placement® programs in math and science. Courses are taught by teachers specially trained in online STEM instruction using the latest digital learning tools including virtual labs, simulations and more. NCSSS member schools now have the option to use all of Connections Learning’s online course offerings with a focus on STEM tools, including a virtual dissection lab, online clubs, and performance tracking tools. To learn more, speak with a Connections Learning representative at (888) 440-2890.

About Connections Learning by Pearson
Connections Learning by Pearson is an online learning provider that delivers a full range of quality, affordable, and turnkey online learning solutions to institutions and individuals. Bringing personalized and flexible learning to students everywhere, Connections Learning by Pearson products combine a proven curriculum, the latest instructional tools, certified teachers skilled in online instruction, and state-of-the-art technology. More than 1000 schools, school districts, state departments of education and other educational institutions, serving tens of thousands of students throughout the United States and beyond, utilize Connections Learning by Pearson products and services. Connections Learning by Pearson and its parent company, Connections Education, are part of the global learning company Pearson (NYSE:PSO). For more information, visit

The National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools (NCSSS) was established in 1988 to provide a forum for specialized secondary schools focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines to exchange information and program ideas. Celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2013, the Consortium now includes approximately 100 member schools (high schools), many ‘ranked’ as the best in the country, along with 55 affiliate members (colleges, universities, summer programs, foundations, and corporations) located in 32 states, that share the goals of transforming mathematics, science, and technology education. For more information, visit

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