Bridgepoint Education Grants $100,000 to San Diego County Office of Education
Scholarship funds enable local teachers to develop online learning, improve
SAN DIEGO, June 2, 2014
SAN DIEGO, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Bridgepoint Education granted $100,000
to the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE), as part of the company's
Education Fellows Program. To date, the contribution has provided San Diego
teachers with 219 scholarships, enabling them to participate in the Learning
Edge Certification, a national program that prepares instructional leaders for
online and blended learning.
"Our Education Fellows program is designed to support organizations that equip
educators and, in turn, students with the right tools for success," said
Andrew Clark, chief executive officer at Bridgepoint Education. "We are
pleased to partner with the San Diego County Office of Education and provide
funds that will enable teachers to become fluent in online learning. With
significant growth in online education, it's become essential for teachers to
be able to navigate in the online environment and provide the best possible
education for their students."
Launched in 2011, the Leading Edge Certification guides educators through
rigorous and engaging curriculum based on the national standards for online
teaching. Upon successful completion, the certification offers schools,
districts and other prospective employers assurance that Leading Edge
Certified Online Teachers have the skills to effectively facilitate online
courses and have a solid understanding of how to enhance the learning
opportunities for all students enrolled in their courses.
"Budgets for professional development opportunities have been cut
significantly throughout San Diego, and many teachers are now faced with the
dilemma of spending personal funds on professional development or simply going
without," said Dr. Randy Ward, San Diego County superintendent of schools.
"The Bridgepoint fellowships remove the major funding obstacles for teachers
and districts, and we're very grateful to Bridgepoint for stepping up."
For the video on the Bridgepoint and San Diego County Office of Education
partnership, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmXs6o93TgA
About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) improves the way individuals learn. By
harnessing creativity, knowledge and proprietary technologies, such as
Constellation, Thuze and Waypoint Outcomes, Bridgepoint Education has
re-engineered the modern student experience with innovative solutions that
advance learning. Its academic institutions – Ashford University and
University of the Rockies – embody the contemporary college experience.
Ashford University offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs
while University of the Rockies offers master's and doctoral degree programs.
Both provide progressive online platforms, as well as traditional campuses
located in Clinton, Iowa (Ashford University), and Colorado Springs, Colorado
(University of the Rockies). For more information about Bridgepoint Education,
visit www.bridgepointeducation.com, www.facebook.com/BridgepointEducation or
call Shari Winet, Vice President of Public Relations, at 858.668.2580.
Contact: Shari Winet, Vice President of Public Relations
SOURCE Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
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