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CFY-Atlanta Announced as Winner at Second Annual STEM Education Awards

Awards recognize excellence in science, technology, engineering and math education in Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) recently announced that education nonprofit CFY-Atlanta has been recognized for its Digital Learning Program as one of eight winners at the 2013 Georgia STEM Education Awards.  

The Georgia STEM Education Awards recognizes schools, programs and companies for outstanding efforts and achievements in supporting and promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education in Georgia.

CFY-Atlanta partners with middle schools in low-income communities to encourage students, parents and teachers to use technology and digital learning to improve educational outcomes, particularly in STEM-focused subjects. Through its Digital Learning Program, CFY-Atlanta delivers high-impact interventions that leverage digital learning to positively impact: student engagement and ownership in their learning; teachers' ability to personalize instruction and teach to the new Common Core State Standards; and parental involvement around learning. The program leverages CFY's free K-12 learning platform, PowerMyLearning® which provides innovative tools and easy access to thousands of high-quality digital learning activities.

"We are honored to be recognized at the 2013 Georgia STEM Education Awards for our work using digital learning to improve STEM educational outcomes in Atlanta metro area schools," said Jeanne Artime, Executive Director, CFY-Atlanta.  "Within Atlanta, there is a significant need to reach greater educational equity, particularly when it comes to achievement in STEM subjects like math and science.  We're delighted that TAG and TAG-Ed have recognized our work that supports students, teachers, and parents in schools serving students from low-income families."

Winners competed in 8 different categories in the statewide event. "It was truly a challenge to choose from among more than 170 applicants from around Georgia," said Tino Mantella, president & CEO of TAG. "We applaud this year's winners for standing out as leaders in Georgia's educational community."

Winners were announced during a special, 2-day event and awards gala on September 27th, held at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.  The event was sponsored in part by Promethean and Cisco Systems Inc.

"It is so gratifying to see STEM education gaining momentum throughout the state of Georgia," said Michael Robertson, executive director of TAG-Ed. "In order for our students to be prepared for tomorrow's careers, they must first acquire strong analytical and problem solving skills through rigorous coursework in school. The programs highlighted today are leading the way in this effort and sharing best practices that will prepare our students for the challenges ahead."

For more information about TAG and the 2nd Annual Georgia STEM Education Awards visit: http://www.tagedonline.org/news/winners-announced-second-annual-stem-education-awards.

About CFY-Atlanta

CFY-Atlanta is a leading branch of CFY, a national nonprofit organization that helps students, teachers and parents use digital learning to improve educational outcomes.  Our work is designed to support personalized instruction and student-driven learning so that students can meet the Common Core State Standards and develop full ownership of their learning. Our free K-12 learning platform, PowerMyLearning®, provides innovative tools and high-quality digital activities to help all schools integrate blended learning to meet the full range of K-12 learning needs, with a particular emphasis on STEM-focused subjects.  Our Digital Learning Program, which is conducted in partnership with low-income public school communities, helps fully integrate digital learning both inside and outside the classroom. CFY has demonstrated significant impact on student achievement, student engagement, and parental confidence.  Visit cfy.org and cfy.org/locations/Atlanta.

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 21,000 members and hosting over 200 events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 33 industry societies, each of which provides rich content for TAG constituents. TAG's mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia's technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG's community website at www.TAGthink.com.

About TAG Education Collaborative

TAG Education Collaborative initiatives include an internship program for high school students interested in technology careers, two web-based team challenges for high school students interested in health IT and/or web design, and the Vine Event, a fundraiser launched in 2009 which has raised more than $160,000 to support STEM education.  The TAG Education Collaborative provides programs to feed information to middle and high school students to generate interest in S.T.E.M. education and technology careers.  Through partnerships with other programs providing hands-on activities, TAG-Ed fosters student and teacher interest in technology, and promotes the opportunities available in technology careers. For additional information, visit TAG Education Collaborative or contact Michael Robertson at (404) 920 – 2038 or mrobertson@tagonline.org.

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Tony Cooper

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