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Stride to Offer New Entrepreneurial Enrichment Programs for All Students and Adult Learners Nationwide Stride, Inc. (NYSE:LRN)—the nation’s leading provider of online and blended programs—announces 14 new cutting-edge enrichment programs designed to offer all students and adult learners nationwide educational and entrepreneurial opportunities outside the classroom and workplace. As one of the offerings, students can participate in a 10-week entrepreneurship program where they create an actual business from an idea fueled by their interests and passions. At the end of the program, each student will have a business plan, budget, pitch presentation, and visual prototype. Students learn fundamental business tools and concepts including competitor analysis, marketing, SWOT analysis, and design thinking. There is also a specific entrepreneurship program for musicians looking to start their own music-related business. “I came out with so much confidence and the program gave me the power to

Survey: 8 in 10 Gen Zers Say Social Media Distracts From Schoolwork

75% of female students indicate social platforms drive comparison among peers Tallo , an online platform that connects students with tailor-made opportunities and also helps its partners understand the preferences of early talent, found in a recent survey that Gen Z has a surprising perspective on social media when it comes to education. While students spend a great deal of time on social media, they aren’t necessarily there to connect with schools or employers. Schools and employers need to look to other online platforms that are geared toward college and career connections, like Tallo , to meet with students looking for opportunities. “Schools and employers need to understand that digital natives are going to be interacting with their organizations in a much different way than generations before them,” said Casey Welch, CEO and co-founder of Tallo. “They should consider new ways to meet these students where they spend most of their time, and that’s online.” The survey showed that

Don’t Just Learn the Job, Land the Job: MedCerts Introduces New Virtual Career Center

Featuring valuable resources for both job seekers and employers, the MedCerts Career Center serves as a one-stop recruiting ground for healthcare and IT professionals Amid nationwide healthcare worker shortages that have been exacerbated by the pandemic, MedCerts , a leader in online healthcare and IT certification training, aims to connect students to new careers and fill employer vacancies faster with the launch of their new online Career Center. By integrating career planning and job searching into the learning process, MedCerts—a Stride, Inc. (NYSE: LRN) company—intends to not only teach students the skills to do the job, but also the skills needed to get and keep the job. “We’re proud to support our students every step of the way to their new careers, and career planning is and will always remain a vital lifelong skill,” said Jason Aubrey, CEO of MedCerts. “With both candidates and employers struggling to fill positions during the pandemic, we hope our Career Center will help

Galvanize to Aid Defense Logistics Agency’s Digital Business Transformation as Global Supply Chain Leader

Galvanize – a subsidiary of Stride, Inc. (NYSE: LRN) – has announced a partnership with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), the combat logistics support agency responsible for the global supply chain of the U.S. military worldwide. As one of the nation’s leading providers of software engineering and data science training, Galvanize will train DLA personnel in Data Analytics and Data Science in support of DLA’s digital business transformation to become a more data-literate organization. With about 26,000 civilian and military employees around the globe, DLA’s partnership with Galvanize signals an acknowledgement of the need to stay at the forefront of data analytics usage and deployment by increasing the technical skills and capabilities of its workforce. Through its objective-based education methods and world-class instructors in Data Analytics and Data Science, Galvanize will support the technical training and upskilling of DLA personnel over the next year. “From manufacturing to

Smile! Stride Set to Reveal Winners of Nationwide Photo Contest

Stride, Inc. (NYSE: LRN) — the nation’s leading provider of online and blended programs—will reveal the winners of its nationwide photo contest tomorrow. Stride received more than 1,700 entries from students nationwide, including those who attend Stride K12-powered schools. This year’s competition theme was “ My Community ,” which asked students in grades K-12 across the country to highlight the question: “What makes your hometown so special?” Winners will be announced today, November 15 at 5pm EST during a special Facebook Live . Stride CEO James Rhyu will welcome the artists and guests, and internationally renowned professional photographer Jeff Mauritzen will serve as event host. A panel of professional photographers are serving as judges for this year’s competition: Kimber Capriotti , McKenna Carnahan , Tommy DiGiovanni , Katelyn MacMillan , Erika Fletcher , Sandy Sappington , Rafael Bitanga , and Tony Bennett . The panel will name two first and second place winners for each grade

“Ready…Set…No!” Say Teachers About School Readiness for Remote Learning

Despite promise of vaccines for young children, nationwide survey shows concerns remain about classroom shutdowns. With the coronavirus pandemic lingering, the specter of another school shutdown is haunting many teachers. Even as a safe vaccine for children is being rolled out, school-based COVID cases remain high and parents aren’t yet lining up to get shots in their kids’ arms: according to the Kaiser Family Foundation , 32 percent of parents said they would “wait and see” about the vaccine, and nearly a quarter said they will “definitely not” get their kid vaccinated. This will mean U.S. schools must be prepared for another pivot to online learning – and a study conducted by Stride, Inc. (NYSE: LRN) suggests many teachers are worried about having the right resources to do so. In all, 63% of teachers said they’re concerned about their school or school district’s ability to support education online and just 34% considered their school or school districts very prepared. The survey

Tech Elevator Celebrates More Than 2,000 Graduates Placed in Tech Jobs

National coding bootcamp boosts lifetime earnings potential by the billions Tech Elevator , an intensive educational provider helping individuals and companies gain in-demand technology skills for the modern workforce, has officially exceeded 2,000 graduates placed in technology jobs—representing an astounding $2.7 billion increase in aggregate lifetime earnings. Since its founding 2015, the coding and career prep bootcamp has placed graduates in tech jobs in more than 500 companies nationwide across diverse industries. Tech Elevator is committed to transparency in outcomes reporting and has earned a reputation for industry-leading placement performance, with a graduation rate of 95% and a 180-day job placement rate of 90%, according to the Center on Integrity in Results and Reporting (CIRR). Tech Elevator alumni secure jobs such as Software Developers, Software Engineers, and Web Developers at prominent companies including Accenture, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Google, Hyland, Kroger, JP

Tech Elevator Announces New Campus in Wilmington, Delaware

National coding bootcamp leader offers tuition-free enrollment to meet growing demand for tech talent in Delaware Tech Elevator, an intensive educational provider helping individuals and companies gain in-demand technology skills for the modern workforce, is pleased to announce the launch of its new campus in Wilmington, Delaware at 824 North Market Street—now accepting student applications for its January 2022 coding bootcamp cohort. Tech Elevator partnered with Tech Impact , a leading provider of technology education and solutions for nonprofit organizations, to offer its full-stack, full-time program at no cost to eligible student applicants. To help meet the growing demand for technology professionals in Delaware, Tech Elevator and Tech Impact will work together to reskill 200 area students over the next three years. The opportunity is made possible through Tech Impact’s Tech Hire Delaware initiative to train current job seekers for middle-skilled occupations in the IT

Stride Guides to Revenue and Profitability Growth for Fiscal 2022 Driven by Career Learning Demand

Stride, Inc. (NYSE: LRN), one of the nation’s leading technology-based education companies, today announced its results for the first fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2021. First Quarter Fiscal 2022 Highlights Compared to 2021 Revenue of $400.2 million, compared with $371.0 million, driven by improved revenue per enrollment, strong middle and high school Career Learning enrollments, and growth in Adult Learning. Loss from operations of $7.0 million, compared with income from operations of $12.1 million, due to the return to normal seasonality in upfront school year expenses. Net loss of $5.9 million, compared with net income of $12.7 million. Diluted net loss per share of $0.15, compared with diluted net income per share of $0.30. Adjusted operating income of $4.5 million, compared with $23.0 million. (1) Adjusted EBITDA of $25.5 million, compared with $39.2 million. (1) First Quarter Fiscal 2022 Summary Financial Metrics Three Months Ended September 30, Change 2021/2020 2021 2020 $

Virginia Nurses’ Association Names Dr. Sherri Wilson President-Elect

Esteemed nurse, educator, and public health expert, Dr. Wilson will succeed to President seat in Sept. 2022 Dr. Sherri Wilson, Director of Health Career Programs at Stride, Inc., was recently elected President-elect of the Virginia Nurses Association (VNA), an affiliate of the American Nurses Association. During her one-year term as President-elect, Dr. Wilson will work closely with Linda Shepherd, current VNA President, to ensure a smooth transition of presidential duties. Dr. Wilson will succeed to the office of the President in September 2022. “Dr. Wilson brings a unique cross-sector approach to the VNA leadership team that combines more than two decades of nursing expertise across multiple roles and settings,” said Linda Shepherd, current VNA President. “Her background and combined experiences distinctly position her to lead us, through an equity lens, in meeting our mission as the leading professional organization for Virginia’s registered nurses.” As Director of Health Career