• Virginia Beach, VA

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), the nation’s 7th largest school division, will implement the Rubin Emerge curriculum division wide for all high school career and technical education (CTE) students in the 2021-2022 academic year.

FCPS, which is also the biggest school system in Virginia, plans to incorporate Emerge lessons on email etiquette, LinkedIn, networking, entrepreneurship and others within various CTE classes spanning 9th to 12th grades. FCPS has 27 high schools and 57,000 students in CTE classes each year.

As well, FCPS will integrate Rubin Emerge into its learning platform, Schoology, through single sign-on so students can complete Emerge assignments without the need to leave Schoology or enter a username/password.

The decision to roll out Emerge division wide comes amid increased demand from colleges and employers for writing, speaking and other “employability” skills.

“We are proud and humbled at the opportunity to provide Emerge to every high school within Fairfax County,” said Danny Rubin, the founder of Rubin. “We know administrators within Fairfax County have wonderful ideas for how to use our content, and the partnership shows the broader educational community that Rubin is a premier provider of online instruction for business communication skills.”

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Exclusively for educators! Join us to learn practical lessons for the classroom and gain one hour of continuing education credit.

Wednesday, August 11 at 11:30 am ET/8:30 am PT

We will cover:

- How to help students deliver unforgettable in-person and virtual presentations by focusing on their energy level, posture and speaking style. 

- How to write detail-rich resumes that stand out from the competition immediately. 

- How to be an excellent communicator as a CTSO leader and much more!

Please tell the appropriate teachers throughout your school.

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We are excited to welcome McKenzie Dowd to the Rubin team!

McKenzie, who also goes by “Mac,” will assist with onboarding teachers into our Emerge curriculum.

Emerge provides a library of videos, activities and quizzes for business communication skills (ex: email etiquette).

A native of New York (Long Island), Dowd received her bachelor’s degree and MBA from Virginia Wesleyan University in Virginia Beach.

Dowd had previously worked for a payroll and HR services company in Virginia Beach.

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