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Great Parents Academy Launches Elementary EdTech Platform to Close Math Skills Gap

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Interactive, Gamified Curriculum to Engage Parents and Motivate Students

ATLANTA, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Web-based education platform, Great Parents Academy, today announces its national launch amidst the country's growing math deficiency epidemic. According to the National Assessment of Educational Professors, only 26 percent of high school seniors scored high enough to be considered proficient in math, underscoring a crucial need for parental involvement and teacher support. Leveraging technological advancements, age-appropriate storylines, comprehensive curriculum and a tangible rewards system, Great Parents Academy seeks to remedy the math crisis by providing a supplemental solution.

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"Yes, our schools are overcrowded, curriculum is non-individualized, teachers face declining budgets and there are limited tools for parental engagement," says Mark Buffington, chief executive officer of Great Parents Academy. "But we still believe that all children are born with the ability and desire to learn, parents can have the greatest impact on their children and teachers do a great job, given the time and resources allocated."

A Solution for Students and Parents
Great Parents Academy arms teachers and parents with an engaging online platform to take on these challenges and ensure that students receive the level of math education necessary to be competitive in future endeavors.

Using character-driven content as well as gaming features and functionality, kindergarten through fifth grade students work through sequenced math lessons that are based on a teacher-built curriculum that exceeds national and state standards. Children move at their own pace while parents and teachers can easily access real-time information to track progress, map problem areas and benchmark success. 

"According to the latest results from the Program for International Student Assessment, 29 nations outperformed the U.S. in math," says Cynthia Morneweck, chief operating officer of Great Parents Academy. "As a parent, I believe we can do better than that. My goal is to create a platform that makes excellence attainable for every child."

About Great Parents Academy
Based in Atlanta, Great Parents Academy provides supplemental math curricula for children ages kindergarten through fifth grade. Through its interactive web-based software and gamified, character-guided lessons, Great Parents Academy motivates children and facilitates parental engagement in the early educational ecosystem. For further information on Great Parents Academy, please visit www.greatparentsacademy.com.

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