News from Sophia A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

Feb 17, 2014, 15:55 ET
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SOPHIA Hosts Nation's Largest-ever Flipped Classroom Event at Mall of America

 SOPHIA, an online social education platform, is celebrating the culmination of its "Get Schooled with Bill Nye" campaign with the...

Sep 10, 2013, 09:00 ET

SOPHIA Launches "Get Schooled With Bill Nye"

High school students wanting to get a jumpstart on college can now take a free online college-level course on SOPHIA.org and "Get Schooled with...

Aug 21, 2013, 21:26 ET

The 15th Annual LA Greek Fest Presented By Saint Sophia Cathedral Is Back For Another Epic Culinary Weekend With Honorary Celebrity Guest Hosts And Co-chairs Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson

Experience authentic Greek dishes and signature items crafted by local LA Greek celeb chef and restaurateur Papa Cristo, Greek dancing, wine, craft...

May 13, 2013, 09:00 ET

SOPHIA and Bill Nye "The Science Guy" Launch Operation College Success

 With the cost of higher education skyrocketing and two-thirds of today's students unprepared academically for college, SOPHIA.org has launched...

Mar 25, 2013, 12:39 ET

10-Year-Old Dance Prodigy Sophia Lucia will Attempt to Break the Guinness World Record of 36 Consecutive Pirouettes

10-year-old dance prodigy, internet sensation and featured performer on the hit TV series on Lifetime, "Dance Moms," Sophia Lucia, will attempt to...

Mar 05, 2013, 09:00 ET

SOPHIA Launches iPad® Training For Teachers

 With more and more schools using iPads, tablets and 1:1 initiatives in the classroom, SOPHIA.org is offering a free certification program to...

Jan 23, 2013, 11:54 ET

SOPHIA Partners With New Classrooms To Offer Customized Digital Content So Students Can Learn In Their Own Way

SOPHIA.org, the online education platform offering a unique Many Ways to Learn™ learning model with more than 28,000 free academic multimedia...

Sep 26, 2012, 09:00 ET

SOPHIA.org and Bill Nye "The Science Guy" Launch Flipping For SOPHIA Campaign

SOPHIA has teamed up with Bill Nye "The Science Guy" to get kids and teachers excited about learning in and outside the classroom with the...

Sep 19, 2012, 11:25 ET

SOPHIA Introduces Pathways For College Credit Making Higher Education Flexible And Affordable

 SOPHIA, the online education platform that currently offers 25,000 free tutorials to teachers and students, is launching a new college-level...

Aug 28, 2012, 10:00 ET
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Sophia Graydon Sleepwear Revitalizes Tired Category

Sophia Graydon, a new luxury sleepwear and loungewear brand, unveils its debut collection on www.sophiagraydon.com. Revitalizing an...

Aug 23, 2012, 09:00 ET

SOPHIA Offers Students Free Homework Help with Many Ways to Learn for Back to School

 Students heading back to school have a free homework tool at their fingertips with SOPHIA.org, an online social education platform that...

Aug 08, 2012, 12:09 ET

SOPHIA Provides Innovative Tools to Help Teachers Flip Their Classroom

 Teachers are going back to school this summer, learning to "flip" their classroom with a new free professional development certificate being...

Jul 18, 2012, 14:35 ET

Calling All Students: It's Not Too Late to Combat Brain Drain with SOPHIA Summer Challenge

With more than half of the summer break behind us, students only have two weeks left to participate in the SOPHIA Summer Challenge – a free...

Jun 05, 2012, 07:00 ET
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Sophia and Bill Nye "The Science Guy" Launch Summer Challenge to Combat Brain Drain

Sophia and Bill Nye "The Science Guy" have teamed up to offer a variety of free educational tools that will keep kids' minds active during the...

May 25, 2012, 10:14 ET

Bill Nye "The Science Guy" Partners with Sophia to Help Students Fight Summer Brain Drain

Bill Nye "The Science Guy" is partnering with Sophia.org to help students fight summer brain drain with several activities that will be available...

May 15, 2012, 09:00 ET
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Sophia Survey Finds Student Grades Improve When Teachers "Flip" Their Classroom

More than 85 percent of teachers who have used the "flipped" classroom model said they saw improvement in student grades, according to a recent...

Apr 25, 2012, 13:00 ET

Sophia Offers Many Ways to Learn Online with More Than 25,000 Free Academic Tutorials Created For Students

 Sophia is continuing to customize the way students learn with its newly updated online platform that now offers more than 25,000 free...

Nov 09, 2011, 10:13 ET

Sophia Grows to Feature 4,500 Free, Academic, Online Tutorials

In eight months, Sophia.org has grown to offer 4,500 free, credible, multi-media tutorials on the Web. The first-of-its-kind online social...

Sep 06, 2011, 09:00 ET

Sophia Launches New Licensed Versions of Online Platform for K-12 Schools, Colleges and Universities

Sophia, a first-of-its-kind online social teaching and learning platform that offers academic content to anyone, anywhere, free of charge has...

Aug 29, 2011, 08:00 ET

Sophia Grows to Offer 1,500 Free Academic Tutorials on Social Teaching and Learning Web Site

Sophia, a first-of-its-kind online social teaching and learning platform that offers academic content to anyone, anywhere, free of charge, has...