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LITERACY ADVANTAGE

Apex Learning introduced six new standards-based courses into its Literacy Advantage pathway. The courses, available this summer for the 2010-2011 school year, are Geometry, Biology, English II, U.S. History, U.S. History to the Civil War, and U.S. History Since the Civil War. Literacy Advantage courses help educators take advantage of online learning to provide individualized instruction, which is more and more a point of emphasis, as struggles in literacy have been found to contribute to the decision to drop out of high school. Price: Contact company for pricing.Category: courseware
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Apex Learning introduced six new standards-based courses into its Literacy Advantage pathway. The courses, available this summer for the 2010-2011 school year, are Geometry, Biology, English II, U.S. History, U.S. History to the Civil War, and U.S. History Since the Civil War. Literacy Advantage courses help educators take advantage of online learning to provide individualized instruction, which is more and more a point of emphasis, as struggles in literacy have been found to contribute to the decision to drop out of high school. Price: Contact company for pricing.Category: courseware

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