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GPA Announces New Leadership, Renewed Focus on Delivering Affordable Solutions for Online and Blended Learning

Global Personalized Academics (GPA) announced new leadership this week with long-time online expert, Pam Birtolo, now serving as the company’s president. Pam brings a rich history of education and entrepreneurship to GPA, where she recently served in Chief Academic Officer and Chief Operating Officer roles. “I am honored and excited to continue working with my . . .

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Study Finds Chinese Students Are Smart, but Unprepared for Real World

Professor Xiaodong Lin at Columbia University reports in this Quartz article that Chinese students who come to the US are “woefully unprepared for the real world”. He finds students struggle with:  Analytical writing Critical thinking Communication with peers and professors Chinese students are mastering the content far better than most of their counterparts, but they need to . . .

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Global Personalized Academics and Times Education Partner to Deliver Online Courses in China

Global Personalized Academics (GPA) and Shenzhen City Qianhai Xinshi Education Management Co., Ltd. (“Times Education”) have teamed up to bring innovative, personalized online education to students in China. The first class is already underway with most students currently based out of Guangzhou. The team has plans to expand across the Peoples Republic of China. “The . . .

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Global Personalized Academics and CTM Partner to Deliver Online Courses to Students in the Czech Republic and Slovakia

ORLANDO, Florida, USA / Prague, Czech Republic (February 18, 2015) — Innovative online education provider Global Personalized Academics (GPA) announced it has signed an agreement with Centrum pro talentovanou mladez (CTM), a College Board-certified education non-profit that delivers online courses and mentoring to talented high school students in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Under the agreement, . . .

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Don’t Take the New SAT!

I just read a great article for any student looking to go to college and thinking about college admission tests this spring. It is from Business Insider, entitled “America’s top SAT tutor explains why no one should take the SAT in 2016”. Every time there is a new SAT, there is major concern among students.  . . .

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GPA CEO, Julie Young, Inspires Chinese Education Leaders

BEIJING, China (November 19, 2015) — Global Personalized Academics (GPA) CEO, Julie Young, challenged several hundred Chinese education leaders during her keynote address at the Power of Learning Conference. She called for educators to open their minds to new models and new technologies, to expand their impact beyond local schools and to make student-centered decisions. She . . .

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International Online Learning Conference

The GPA team is exploring international online learning opportunities in China this week. It’s been a hectic few days filled with meetings all over the country connecting GPA with new partners and potential customers. It all culminates tomorrow when Julie Young speaks at the Power of Learning Conference in Beijing. She’s up right after Nicolas Negroponte and . . .

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Are Chinese Students Prepared for U.S. Colleges?

The GPA Team just landed in Shanghai to continue our work with Chinese education leaders to build online and blended learning programs specifically for students in China.  The main reason we came here was to improve the success of Chinese students in U.S. Colleges and Universities. CNN sets the stage for our efforts with this . . .