Connections Education, a provider of high-quality, highly accountable online and blended learning, and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) the only national organization representing nearly 300,000 students attending this country’s 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), law and medical schools, have announced a new national partnership. The foundation of the multi-faceted initiative is the launch of a new national network of secondary schools called TMCF Collegiate Academies. These ‘blended’ secondary schools will be located on or near the campuses of TMCF member-schools, and will deliver students a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, while also addressing 21st Century learning needs. The partnership, which marks TMCF’S first major entry in its 25–year history into the secondary school market, meets the nation’s urgent need for more high-quality college preparatory public education solutions for minority and otherwise under-served students.
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