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Coding Dojo Launches Part-time Online UX/UI Program to Upskill Working Professionals

Coding Dojo | October 13, 2021

Coding Dojo, a global education technology company, announces today the launch of the UX/UI Design Online Part-Time Bootcamp, a flexible, part-time 24-week program designed for working professionals who are looking to gain design skills to upskill or change their career. With hiring for UX jobs up 20% from 2019 to 2020 and Glassdoor naming it to their list of the 50 best jobs to have in 2021, Coding Dojo developed this program to help upskill or reskill workers interested in making a lucrative career change.

Course developers at Coding Dojo are keenly aware that the biggest obstacle new designers face is the lack of client experience when looking for their first job. To set students up for long-term success, Coding Dojo is partnering with organizations in-need of design work to build client work directly into the program, so students can work on real-life projects throughout the program to bolster their portfolio upon graduation.

"Setting students up for success on day one of their new career is central to all Coding Dojo programs. Throughout the UI/UX program, students will hone their design skills, as well as learning client-facing skills that are essential to working in any design environment, including how to present and defend design decisions, work on a team, give and iterate on feedback, and expand their design vocabulary and communication skills."

Richard Wang, CEO of Coding Dojo

Throughout the course, students will get comprehensive experience in both UX and UI design processes, including learning research and synthesis techniques for gathering and evaluating quantitative/qualitative data, creating concepts, wireframes and prototypes for live user testing, and crafting high fidelity screens and prototypes for final evaluative tests that are portfolio ready. Students will also graduate from the program with two solid portfolio pieces based on real-world projects that demonstrate problem-solving skills and critical thinking.

Registration opens today, October 12, 2021, for the first cohort starting on January 17, 2022. Tuition for the program is $12,745 with financing options available to qualified applicants. Tuition also includes Coding Dojo's industry leading career services including: 1:1 coaching, resume and portfolio preparation, mock interviews, and workshops to help graduates land new jobs in UX/UI design.

About Coding Dojo
Coding Dojo is a leading education technology company that offers a three-full-stack computer programming bootcamp, as well as courses on Data Science, Cybersecurity, and other emerging technologies. The innovative curriculum and Learning Management System are designed to train students to become self-sufficient developers, regardless of their technical background. Coding Dojo has campuses in multiple US cities, as well as online programs.

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Tashkent Declaration of UNESCO Sets the Global Agenda for Early Childhood Education Till 2030

UNESCO | November 25, 2022

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51Talk Online Education Group Announces ADS Ratio Change

51Talk | December 06, 2022

51Talk Online Education Group ("51Talk" or the "Company") a global online education platform with core expertise in English education, announced today that the Company will change the ratio of its American depositary shares ("ADSs") to Class A ordinary shares (the "ADS Ratio") from one (1) ADS representing fifteen (15) Class A ordinary shares to one (1) ADS representing sixty (60) Class A ordinary shares. The intention of the ADS ratio change is to prepare the Company for a contemplated transfer of the listing of its ADSs from the New York Stock Exchange to the Nasdaq Capital Market. The management of the Company believes that the Nasdaq Capital Market is a more suitable listing venue to reflect the shift of the Company's business focus from China's K-12 online education market to the emerging international K-12 online education market. "The intended transfer of the listing venue demonstrates the management's confidence in its international strategy and the commitment to maintain the Company's status as a US-listed company," Mr. JiaJia Huang, founder and Chief Executive Officer of 51Talk, commented. For the Company's ADS holders, the change in the ADS Ratio will have the same effect as a one-for-four reverse ADS split. A post-effective amendment to the ADS Registration Statement on Form F-6 will be filed with the SEC to reflect the change in the ADS Ratio. The Company anticipates that the change in the ADS Ratio will be effective on or about December 15, 2022 (U.S. Eastern Time), subject to the effectiveness of the post-effective amendment to the ADS Registration Statement on Form F-6 on or before that date. Each ADS holder of record at the close of business on the date when the change in ADS Ratio is effective will be required to surrender and exchange every four (4) existing ADSs then held for one (1) new ADS. Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as the depositary bank for the Company's ADS program, will arrange for the exchange of the current ADSs for the new ones. No fractional new ADSs will be issued in connection with the change in the ADS Ratio. Instead, fractional entitlements to new ADSs will be aggregated and sold by the depositary bank and the net cash proceeds from the sale of the fractional ADS entitlements (after deduction of fees, taxes and expenses) will be distributed to the applicable ADS holders by the depositary bank. The change in the ADS Ratio will have no impact on the Company's underlying Class A ordinary shares, and no Class A ordinary shares will be issued or cancelled in connection with the change in the ADS Ratio. The change in the ADS Ratio is a preparatory step for the transfer of listing venue. There is no assurance that the contemplated listing venue transfer can be successfully completed. Safe Harbor Statement This press release contains statements that may constitute "forward-looking" statements which are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "aims," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "likely to," and similar statements. 51Talk may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about 51Talk's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in 51Talk's filings with the SEC. All information provided in this press release is as of the date of this press release, and 51Talk does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law. About 51Talk Online Education Group 51Talk Online Education Group is a global online education platform with core expertise in English education. The Company's mission is to make quality education accessible and affordable. The Company's online and mobile education platforms enable students to take live interactive English lessons on demand. The Company connects its students with a large pool of highly qualified teachers that it assembled using a shared economy approach, and employs student and teacher feedback and data analytics to deliver a personalized learning experience to its students.

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Carnegie Learning Expands Portfolio, Acquires Assets of MUSE Virtual

Carnegie Learning | November 17, 2022

Carnegie Learning, a leader in artificial intelligence for K-12 education and formative assessment, announced today that it has acquired the MUSE Virtual School curriculum. Carnegie Learning plans to integrate the curriculum into its current award-winning AI-powered software while also using it as a building block for future solutions in augmented reality and the metaverse. MUSE Virtual is an innovative and environmentally focused, K-12 online learning platform founded by Suzy Amis Cameron and James Cameron. MUSE Virtual offers a unique and engaging, passion-based curriculum infusing core academics with non-traditional learning. It delivers solutions across five core education pillars: Passion-Based Learning, Academics, Sustainability, Communication, and Self-Efficacy, and incorporates a state-of-the-art, science-based, alternative learning approach that also nurtures environmental awareness. According to Carnegie Learning CEO Barry Malkin, the acquisition of the MUSE Virtual curriculum is a critical step in delivering high-quality instructional materials in an increasingly virtual world. “In today’s global economy, it is more important than ever for students – regardless of their location – to have seamless access to the best educational products. The MUSE Virtual curriculum offers an innovative approach to learning and will strengthen our ability to continually push the boundaries of education. With expertise in math, literacy, and world languages, the MUSE curriculum brings an added depth to our portfolio, which is unlike any other company in our industry. Carnegie Learning has also appointed Suzy Amis Cameron to its Board of Directors. Ms. Amis Cameron, a noted environmental leader, author, business pioneer and mother of five, will bring her deep commitment to education and the environment to the Carnegie Board, helping the company to develop content and curriculum that connects more closely with students’ passions and interests. “Carnegie Learning shares my sense of urgency and responsibility to improve the world for our children. The company’s programs, practices and principles guide learning in ways that address the whole child. Carnegie Learning is also committed to educating children to solve our planet's most pressing challenges. Together, I’m confident we can transform K-12 education.” Ms. Amis Cameron ,Board of Director,Carnegie Learning World-renowned filmmaker, explorer and technology innovator James Cameron will also partner with Carnegie Learning on the development of NextGen educational products and services that leverage his understanding of the power of story-driven, tech-enabled experiential learning to connect with students in new ways. Technology isn’t just about augmenting education,” Mr. Cameron says. "It’s about reinventing it, creating new opportunities for real-time assessment and intervention, hyper-personalized courseware, creative collaboration and much else. I’m anxious to support Carnegie Learning in harnessing the power of technology to create unique, fun, and immersive experiences that engage kids and accelerate learning. ABOUT CARNEGIE LEARNING, INC. Carnegie Learning is a leading provider of K-12 education technology, curriculum, and professional learning solutions. With the highest-quality offerings for K-12 math, literacy, world languages, professional learning, high-dosage tutoring, and more, Carnegie Learning is changing the way we think about learning and creating powerful results for teachers and students alike. Born from more than 30 years of learning science research at Carnegie Mellon University, the company has become a nationally recognized leader for its ability to harness the power of data to improve student performance. The company’s 700+ employees across the US and Canada—the majority of whom are former teachers—are passionate about partnering with educators in the implementation of effective, student-centered instructional strategies and supporting them in the classroom. For more information, visit carnegielearning.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram. ABOUT MUSE VIRTUAL MUSE Virtual is an online learning program inspired by the internationally acclaimed MUSE Global School in Calabasas, Calif. Founded in 2006 by Suzy Amis Cameron, her sister Rebecca Amis and James Cameron, its mission is to inspire and prepare young people to live consciously with themselves, one another and the planet. Created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, MUSE Virtual is a community in which students are empowered to become global champions and future leaders through MUSE's 5 Pillar approach to education.

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Fusion Academy's Personalized Learning Coming to Folsom

Fusion Education Group | December 14, 2022

On the heels of pandemic related isolation and learning loss, Fusion Education Group (FEG) will open a new middle and high school here and with it introduce Sacramento-area families to its revolutionary education model. "We are bringing the future of education to Folsom,Fusion Academy is the most personalized school in the world. Our one-of-a-kind schools are built around the individual needs of each student. There is nothing else like it." Peter Ruppert, CEO of Fusion Education Group. Fusion Academy Folsom is expected to open mid-January 2023 and is now enrolling middle and high school students. The school is FEG's 32nd campus in California and will be located at 420 Palladio Parkway. Founded in Solana Beach, California in 1989, Fusion Academy's approach to learning is grounded in its one-to-one model of one teacher to one student, with different teachers for different classes. 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Green has spent the last two decades of her career in private education in Folsom and the greater Sacramento area, including pre-kindergarten, before and after school programming and higher education. In joining Fusion, she highlighted parent and student satisfaction surveys that illustrate the power of Fusion's personalized learning model. 97% of parents surveyed report that their child has positive relationships with teachers and are pleased with their child's overall experience at Fusion schools. 90% of parents report that their child is more successful academically than they were at their previous school 87% of students report that the adults on campus really care about them 83% of students feel comfortable being themselves and an equal number of parents report that their child seems more confident since joining a Fusion school Fusion teachers personalize instruction based on student strengths, interests, and learning preferences. Schedules are also customized so students take classes at a time of day that works best for them. Athletes, actors, and students with extracurricular passions can schedule school around their life instead of the other way around. Other students who attend Fusion include gifted or accelerated students, students with mild learning differences, or anyone looking for a more personalized learning environment. Green is joined by Amber Pipa, as Director of Outreach. Pipa joins Fusion after a decade of outreach work with mission-driven not-for-profits, government entities, and associations. Like many things in life, seeing is believing," Pipa said. Small classrooms, with one student and one teacher working to master a subject is a completely outlandish idea to many parents. When I walked into Fusion Academy for the first time, I wished for a moment that I could retake middle and high school. I've never seen students so engaged. Each Fusion campus features Homework Café spaces where students complete and receive support with their homework. The cafés also serve as the student social hub; where student meetings occur, clubs meet, and more. Fusion campuses also feature a state-of-the-art recording studio, a mixed-media art studio, and a science lab with college-level tools. Fusion Academies are intended to remain small, and rarely exceed 100 students. Students can attend Fusion full-time for middle and high school, or part-time for tutoring, classes for credit, or college counseling. What I have learned in the last 14 years since we acquired the original Fusion Academy in Solano Beach is that our model offers a custom launching pad for students to realize their full potential," said Ruppert. "The relationships made and the confidence that students acquire makes their futures limitless. About Fusion Education Group: Fusion Education Group is a revolutionary innovator in personalized education and provides accredited personalized education for more than 9,000 middle and high school students at Fusion Academy, with 80 brick and mortar campuses that offer one-to-one instruction; Barnstable Academy, which offers traditional college-prep in a small school setting in New Jersey; and Fusion Global Academy, which offers one-to-one personalized education through a completely virtual campus that currently serves students in all 50 states and 35 additional countries. Fusion Academy Folsom is the 81st brick and mortar campus opened, and one of 32 operating in California. Learn more about Fusion Academy Folsom here.

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