HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 12, 2019--
Inc. (NYSE:LRN), a technology-based education company and leading
provider of K-12 online curriculum, school programs, and one-to-one
learning solutions, is breaking new ground in bridging the gap between
parents and information about their children’s education.
According to Pew
Research, 77 percent of Americans own a smart phone. And more than
65 percent of parents surveyed by Public
Agenda wish they could be more actively involved in their child’s
To take advantage of smart phone usage and meet parents’ need for more
information, K12 has updated its mobile app with new features that give
parents better access to students’ grades, course progress, homework,
and class assignments. The app will continue to serve as a connection
point for families and school staff, as parents will still be able to
contact teachers or school administrators with just the touch of a
button on their mobile devices.
“This technology makes it easier for K12-powered families to be directly
involved with their child’s education, and serves our ongoing commitment
to provide them with the real-time information they’re looking for,”
said Doug McCollum, senior vice president of product development at K12
Inc. “The app empowers families to be true partners in their children’s
education, offering access to valuable information, and providing a
touchpoint with the school.”
Originally launched in 2018 to help families enroll in K12-powered
online schools, the updated app can still be used by parents to
familiarize themselves with the overall online learning environment.
The enhanced K12 mobile app is available for free on iOS and Android
devices. To learn more visit www.k12.com/app.
About K12 Inc.:
K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) is driving innovation and advancing the quality of
education by delivering state-of-the-art, digital learning platforms and
technology to students and school districts across the globe. K12’s
curriculum serves over 2,000 schools and school districts and has
delivered millions of courses over the past decade. K12 provides online
and blended education solutions to charter schools, public school
districts, private schools, and directly to families. The K12 program is
offered through more than 70 partner public schools, and through school
districts and public and private schools serving students in all 50
states and more than 100 countries. K12 is a proud sponsor of the Foundation
for Blended and Online Learning, a nonprofit organization working to
close the gap between the pace of technology in daily life and the pace
of change in education. More information can be found at K12.com.
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Source: K12 Inc.
Sr. Manager, Corporate Communications