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Two Saylor Academy Courses Recommended for College Credit by American Council on Education

August 13, 2014 by

The Saylor Academy is thrilled to announce that two of our STEM courses, Chemistry I and Molecular and Cellular Biology, have been recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®). Thanks to ACE CREDIT, Saylor Academy students can now earn recommended college credit for CHEM101 and BIO101b … Read More …

Documentary film screening (D.C.): Courageous Learning

June 19, 2014 by

If you are in D.C., consider this event for your calendar; if not, keep an eye out for this documentary film (and when you spot it, watch it). The U.S. Congressional E-Learning Caucus hosts the premier of documentary film Courageous Learning on June 23, 2014 at noon in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center (Room HVC-200). From the announcement … Read More …

Open Policy Network logo

Launch of the Open Policy Network

May 19, 2014 by

The Saylor Academy is a member organization of the Open Policy Network. In concert with other members, we are pleased to share the following message. We are excited to announce the launch of the Open Policy Network. The Open Policy Network, or OPN for short, is a coalition of organizations and individuals working to support the creation, … Read More …

Goddard Space Flight Center sign, from the dedication ceremony

A tour of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center with SSE101 students

May 16, 2014 by

Editor’s note: Links to more information appear at the end of this post. Destination Greenbelt José Alvarez boarded a plane in Guatemala with his aunt. His destination, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD, was nearly 3,000 miles away. Alvarez is one of nine students who attended a VIP tour of GSFC’s facilities as … Read More …

1776 Challenge Cup: Emerging Legal Issues for Social Entrepreneurs

May 6, 2014 by

In the scheme of things, social entrepreneurship — the practice of pursuing opportunity while actively “tak[ing] into account a positive return to society” — is quite new. It should come as no surprise, then, that new and existing legal structures can both help and hinder the mission-driven entrepreneur. Arent Fox LLP hosts a panel discussion … Read More …