Ottawa, ON, October 7, 2022 — Harris, a global vertical market solutions provider, adds virtual academy services to its portfolio with its acquisition of VLN Partners.
VLN Partners offers one of the largest networks of district-based virtual academies in the country. For the past 16 years VLN has continued its mission to build network of quality-focused, service oriented, district-level virtual schools in Pennsylvania, recently expanding into a number of other states across the US. “VLN has a strong history of providing a cost-effective and results-oriented alternative to cyber charter schools in Pennsylvania,” said founder Alex Stone. “When picking a partner for our next phase of growth, we felt confident about Harris’s commitment and approach to creating a long-term innovative solution for districts and students across America.”
Harris Portfolio Manager Gary Evans said, “We are excited to add the dedicated, passionate group of education professionals from VLN into our Portfolio. VLN has a track record of delivering outstanding results for the districts, parents and students that they serve and support. We look forward to continuing their mission and building upon that success.” VLN joins Harris School Solutions, which also offers financial management, student information systems, transportation, and school nutrition solutions to school districts and across North America.
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About VLN Partners
VLN Partners is a research-based K-12 education services provider that has developed a revolutionary model for technology-enhanced instruction called the holistic model for blended learning. VLN is quality driven service and consulting organization that works with school districts to help them embrace 21st century learning. What sets VLN apart from other companies are the working partnerships they’ve developed with public school districts (K-12), enabling them to compete with cyber charter schools and other external education providers.
About N. Harris Computer Corporation (Harris)
Harris acquires software companies, manages them using industry best practices, and builds them for the future. Through acquisitions, Harris has grown tremendously since its origins in the private, utility, education, government and healthcare sectors. Harris operates more than 180 businesses worldwide, in more than twenty industries. Harris is an operating group of Constellation Software Inc. (TSX: CSU), one of North America's most active software acquirers. CSI's head office is in Canada.