New York, June 12, 2015 – CFY received the “Best Broadband Adoption Initiative” award at the 2015 NYS Broadband Summit and Awards Ceremony in Albany last night.
This award recognizes the strong impact of CFY’s school partnerships. CFY schools consistently experience growth in student achievement and teacher instructional practice, and high percentages of families adopt and maintain home broadband adoption to support their children’s learning at home.
Mark Malaspina, the President of CFY, stated, “We are honored to be recognized by New York State for our innovative partnerships with high-poverty schools. We have seen first-hand that by engaging families and teachers as partners, we can transform children’s lives, and we are excited to bring this program to more schools in the coming years.”
CFY’s comprehensive program has been uniquely effective in supporting school communities in adopting blended learning and extending learning to the home:
- At CFY workshops and events throughout the year, families engage in hands-on training on how they can support their children’s learning at home. Families also receive Home Learning Centers, which are broadband-ready computers loaded with Microsoft Office and a suite of educational software, and access to 24×7 bilingual help desk support.
- CFY’s blended learning experts work closely with educators in the school to support the effective adoption of blended learning and to help them engage families effectively in the learning process.
- Students, family members, and teachers all receive training on PowerMyLearning, CFY’s award-winning free K-12 digital learning platform that is designed to support personalized instruction and encourage student ownership of learning.
About CFY and PowerMyLearning
CFY is a national nonprofit that helps students, teachers, and parents use digital learning to improve educational outcomes. Our work supports personalized instruction and student-driven learning so that students can meet the challenge of high academic standards and develop full ownership of their learning. Our free K-12 learning platform,PowerMyLearning, provides innovative tools and high-quality digital activities to help schools integrate blended learning. We also engage in deep partnerships with schools to support effective learning practices both inside and outside the classroom. CFY has demonstrated significant impact on student achievement, student engagement, and parental confidence.
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