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NEF CyberLearning Announces 2014 National STEM Leadership Award Recipient Tri-Valley School District (PA)

Companies mentioned in this article: National Education Foundation

MCLEAN, Va., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- National Education Foundation (NEF), the national non-profit leader in bridging the STEM education divides, and its academy partner State University of New York (SUNY) announced today the 2014 STEM Leadership Award winner, Tri-Valley School District in PA. During the May 28(th) ceremony, Tri-Valley will receive $10,000 in honor of this recognition.

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Tri-Valley School District is being honored for the most successful implementation of the STEM+ Academy Total Systems Solution program-- the average student among the 491 participants advanced one grade level in math and reading in 22 and 26 learning hours respectively--a remarkable achievement indeed!

Each year the National Education Foundation (NEF) recognizes a school district for outstanding achievement in STEM education. NEF Chairman Dr. Appu Kuttan, a recognized leader in STEM education and management systems, states "what Tri-Valley has demonstrated is that even a poor rural school district can provide high-quality cost-effective world-class education to its students by implementing NEF's Total System Solution. We hope to replicate Tri-Valley's success in schools across the U.S by expanding our program, which is currently in 16 states.

Invitees to the award ceremony include distinguished educators, Pennsylvania school officials, county commissioners and NEF partners including Pearson, Skillsoft and TEKSystems. The ceremony is open to the public and will begin at 1:20pm.

Seattle's Aki Kurose and Warren County School District (PA) will also be recognized for their distinguished achievements with their STEM Academy programs.

For additional information please contact the National Education Foundation at 703-823-9999 or visit

About NEF

The National Education Foundation (NEF) is the national non-profit leader in bridging the academic and job skills divides by providing world-class STEM+ (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, English, test prep, digital literacy, IT, business and management) education to millions of disadvantaged students and adults. See

Media Contact: Dr. Appu Kuttan, National Education Foundation, 7038239999,

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