Boston — July 17, 2017 — The Virtual High School (VHS Inc.), a non-profit organization empowering schools with the industry’s best online learning programs, has elected Dr. Midian Kurland to its Board of Directors.
Currently the President of Kurland Consulting, Dr. Kurland previously served for 15 years as the Senior Vice President of Technology and Development and later of Technology Integration at Scholastic Education. During his tenure, Dr. Kurland managed the technical group responsible for over a dozen technology-based curriculum product lines including the groundbreaking READ 180 family of reading intervention programsand Scholastic Red, an online professional development platform.
“Dr. Kurland is an educational technology pioneer and the perspective he brings from his remarkable career is a valuable addition to our board,” said Carol Ribeiro, President & CEO of VHS. “We are confident that we will benefit greatly from his insights, judgment and counsel, which will enable us to continue to advance our mission and strategic objectives. We are thrilled to welcome him to the VHS family.”
An influential leader with over 35 years of experience in publishing, product development and educational research, Dr. Kurland has held senior management positions at Education Development Center in Boston, the Advanced Technology Group at Apple, the Enterprise Software Group at Computer Curriculum Corporation and several Silicon Valley Internet start-ups.
Earlier in his career, he held research positions at the Center for the Study of Reading at the University of Illinois and the Center for Children and Technology at Bank Street College in New York.
Dr. Kurland received a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from The University of Toronto at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and a BA in Child Study from Tufts University.
About The Virtual High School
The Virtual High School (VHS Inc.) is an online learning pioneer. Since 1996, the nonprofit organization has set the standard for quality online education. VHS provides courses taught in global online classrooms for secondary school students and online professional development for educators. The organization also meets the unique educational needs of schools through custom course development and individualized course offerings. VHS design and delivery standards are the model used by the National Education Association in their recommended standards for online learning. The organization has won numerous awards, including the Stockholm Challenge Award for Global Excellence in Information Technology, and is a three-time winner of the United States Distance Learning Association’s (USDLA) award for Excellence in Programming and Excellence in Best Practices. For more information, visit www.vhslearning.org or call (978) 897-1900.
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