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Encouraging Academic Excellence
November 2016
Encouraging Academic Excellence
Children today are growing up surrounded by technology. It only makes sense that technology should be a part of the classroom experience. Educators across America are taking measures to increase interactivity with students and enhance teaching styles using the internet and apps that allow children to learn at their own pace.
The Alliance encourages academic excellence in America by providing support to various schools and programs that assist diverse and underserved populations. The Saint Edward School serves students from preschool to eighth grade from all areas of Chicago, Illinois and uses technology to prepare students to be successful learners and matriculate into high school. The school can report that 100 percent of their students graduate high school. Many go on to attend college. School faculty is adept at using technology in the classroom to help accommodate the multiple intelligences and different learning styles of students. Saint Edward has recently upgraded internet access at the school to provide one on one Chromebooks for students. The Alliance was able to support their technology program with a donation of 26 Chromebook laptops allowing expansion of computer access to the fourth and fifth grade classrooms.
The Alliance for Affordable Services has a long history of promoting education through various benefit programs. Beginning in 1996, the Alliance Scholarship Program offers up to four years of college scholarships. Then in 2012, the Career Education Grant Program was added to provide tuition assistance toward two-year technical or trade certification programs. Alliance support is also provided through donations of computers and office equipment to various organizations and through the creation of a website resource, AllianceCollegeGuide.com, offering access to planning tools and helpful information for college goers and their parents.
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