Virtual Curriculum Provider, Starpoint Academy, is Exclusively Serving Homeschoolers and Special Needs/Disability Students and Providers

Columbus, OH, September 30, 2019 –(PR.com)– As Homeschooling continues to grow in the United States and Internationally, the need for a curriculum specifically customized for Homeschool parents and students is vital to support this quickly growing population. With over 17 years of experience in the online curriculum industry, Starpoint has recognized the need for and focus on customized and flexible curriculum programs for homeschool families and Special Needs/Disability students.

As the active homeschool parents of five, Tim and NiQui Chatfield developed Starpoint Academy and Starpoint Partners to keep up with the exponential growth of the worldwide homeschool and special needs communities. Starpoint evolved utilizing their experience as the founders of Progress Academy, also the managers of a non-profit homeschool association (HECLC) for the state of Ohio and an online social media site, Fusefly, just for homeschool families.

“Starpoint has a ‘how can we’ attitude, because we understand that parents and educators working with students needing flexibility to allow learning – not just deliver education. From customizing all courses and curriculum, to eliminating deadlines – we create an environment rich in experiences and exploration for the already eager students,” said co-founder NiQui Chatfield about the benefits of Starpoint. She also points out that, “Excellence in customer experience and training sets Starpoint apart from most providers in the market.”

Starpoint created their online learning community, Starpoint Academy and Starpoint Partners, has welcomed, enrolled, and provided services to thousands of students in every state of the U.S. and in over 40 different countries. They continue to grow from positive word-of-mouth and a presence at nationwide Homeschooling and Special Needs/Disability events. Starpoint reaches the Homeschool and Special Needs community by offering each student the safe, secure online environment they need; specific student, parent, and teacher accounts allow each person a very unique and customized experience.

About Starpoint Academy / Starpoint Partners

Starpoint Academy/Partners is a curriculum provider and management company serving Homeschoolers and Special Needs/Disability students, families, schools and organizations around the world. This innovative program provides customized curriculum and an extremely flexible implementation program for all stakeholders.

Contact Information

Starpoint Academy
Ann Campbell
614-355-0100
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Homeschoolers: Consider a Gap Year Program Before Entering College

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Institute for Excellence in Writing Hosts Virtual Winter Retreat

BIXBY, Okla. (Nov. 1, 2018) – The Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) is hosting their annual online Winter Retreat on December 8, 2018, intent on providing educators with refreshing and informative content.

“The conference was really useful for me. Even the sessions that I wasn’t interested in somehow hooked me in, and I stayed to listen to them. I am so grateful to have found IEW,” said Jane Cooper, an attendee of one of IEW’s virtual retreats.

Speakers at IEW’s Winter Retreat include founder and director Andrew Pudewa, Susan Barton of Barton Reading & Spelling System, Sarah Mackenzie from Read-Aloud Revival, Adam Andrews from CenterForLit, author and speaker Heidi St. John, and IEW’s marketing director, Julie Walker.

IEW’s Winter Retreat is free and open to anyone wanting to learn more about dyslexia, reading, and writing and what IEW does to motivate and assist teachers, parents, and students. IEW’s mission is to equip teachers and teaching parents with methods and materials which will aid them in training their students to become confident and competent communicators and thinkers.

Contact Information: Nicholas Buscemi Phone: (800) 856-5815 Email: info@IEW.com

Barnes & Noble Celebrates Teachers with Fall Educator Appreciation Days at Stores Nationwide

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, today announced it will be celebrating teachers and administrators nationwide with its Fall Educator Appreciation Days from Saturday, October 6, through Sunday, October 14. This marks the ninth year that Barnes & Noble will be offering additional discounts, offers, and giveaways, while supplies last, to recognize pre-K-12 public, private and homeschool teachers and administrators in all stores and online at BN.com.

“Although we provide teachers 20 percent off most products all year round through our Educator Program, we created these special days with even better discounts, as well as a chance to win fun prizes as a way to thank educators for all the meaningful work they do in our communities.”

Some of October’s Educator Appreciation Days special discount offerings online and in-store include:

25% off list price on most books, gifts, music, DVDs, and toys and games for classroom and personal purchase;
10% off all Café consumables purchases; and
educators can enter in our stores for a chance to win great prizes, including:
one of five book bundles from Capstone Publishing
one of five $1,000 gift cards, and
one $10,000 prize for books, as well as STEM and STEAM products for an educator’s school.
In addition to these offers, select Barnes & Noble stores will host a tech tool demonstration with DASH Robot from Wonder Workshop during Educator Appreciation Days. Educators are encouraged to contact their local Barnes & Noble store or visit the Barnes & Noble Store Locator for more information.

The special discounts offered during Educator Appreciation Days are available to pre-K to grade 12 teachers and administrators enrolled in the free Barnes & Noble Educator Discount Card Program. To take advantage of these offers, educators can apply for their Educator Discount Card in their local Barnes & Noble or online at BN.com/educator.

Barnes & Noble’s Educator Discount Card Program offers pre-K through grade 12 educators 20% off list price on most in-store and online purchases throughout the year.

*Exclusions can be found in the Educator Program Terms and Conditions available at www.BN.com/Educator. Educators must present a valid Barnes & Noble Educator Discount Card to receive the discounts in store. Educators can also receive the discounts online at BN.com on Saturday, October 6, through Sunday, October 14, by entering their educator number in the Membership area of the page.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is the nation’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The Company operates 629 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com). The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK® tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store (www.nook.com) features digital books, periodicals and comics, and offers the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps™ available for Android™, iOS® and Windows®.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the Company’s corporate website at www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

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