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    Nexus Academy of Indianapolis Unanimously Approved by Indiana Charter School Board for the 2013-2014 School Year

    Tuition-Free “Blended” Public High School Redefines Education for 21st Century Learners, Melding Classroom and e-learning in Unique Campus Environment Indianapolis, IN, February 05, 2013 — Indianapolis high school students will have an exciting new “blended” public school option for the 2013-2014 school year that delivers a truly 21st century high school experience. Nexus Academy of Indianapolis, a “blended” public high […]
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    Chicagoland's Best and Brightest Social Studies Teachers Honored With 'Independence Awards' From Pearson

    Pearson Foundation Hosts Visit of Original 1776 Print of Declaration of Independence Chicago, IL,: May 3, 2010 — Forty-two Chicagoland teachers are recipients of the first Pearson Independence Awards, recognizing them as the best and the brightest in social studies education. The education services and technology company Pearson honored these teachers for their unique combination of innovation, creativity and passion at […]
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    New Study Reveals U.S. Students Believe Tablets Are Game Changers in Learning and Student Engagement

    Pearson Survey Shows Mobile Device Use and Ownership Continues to Grow Among Elementary, Middle and High School Students NEW YORK – Sept. 8, 2014– Elementary, middle and high school students overwhelmingly believe that tablets will change the way they learn in the future (90 percent) and make learning more fun (89 percent), according to a new study conducted by Harris […]
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    CAM Community School District Announces Iowa Connections Academy, Statewide Virtual Public School, for 2012-2013

    – District to Offer Tuition-Free K-12 Public Education Option for Families Across Iowa – ANITA, IA (January 20, 2012)— Iowa students in grades K-12 will soon have an innovative new public school option that delivers exceptional public schooling to students online.  The CAM Community School District has announced the launch of Iowa Connections Academy (IACA), a statewide virtual school, for […]
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    Million Voice Project Invites Students to Share Views on Their School Experience and Help Improve Education

    Early Results in National Survey from the Pearson Foundation Reveal Gaps in Three Areas Critical to Student Success: Relationships, Participation, and Expectations New York, NY, September 20, 2010 – As our nation’s more than 55 million K-12 students begin the 2010-11 school year, who knows best how to keep them engaged, interested, and on track? The students themselves. The Million Voice […]
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    Connections Academy Virtual School Students Head Back to School

    2012-2013 school year marks the start of the second decade of serving students, delivering innovative, high-quality virtual school option and personalized learning. Enrollment is still going on for many Connections Academy schools; families encouraged to learn more about online public and private school. Baltimore, MD, August 23, 2012 — More and more kindergarten through grade 12 students nationwide are heading […]
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    Grayson School District in Rural Virginia Chooses Pearson as School Turnaround Partner

    Customized School Improvement Plan to Help Students at Fries School Grayson Public Schools in southern Virginia has contracted with the education, services and technology company Pearson for comprehensive school turnaround services to improve student performance at Fries School in Fries, Virginia. Fries School is one of 19 schools that have been selected by the Virginia Department of Education to receive […]
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    New Study Reveals U.S. Students Believe Strongly That Mobile Devices Will Improve Education

    Pearson Survey Shows High Levels of Personal Tablet, Smartphone Use in Elementary, Middle and High Schools  NEW YORK – April 29, 2013 – Nine in ten of today’s elementary, middle and high school students believe that mobile devices will change the way students learn in the future (92 percent) and make learning more fun (90 percent), according to a new […]
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    Wireless Internet Access Shrinks When Students Arrive at School, According to New Study

    Pearson Study Conducted by Harris Poll Reveals Significant Accessibility Challenges Among Elementary, Middle and High School Classrooms NEW YORK – Oct. 14, 2014 – Today’s digital learning resources have the power to transform student learning, but according to a recent study conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Pearson, students face challenges accessing them at school. While the majority (93 […]
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    Ripon Unified School Board Approves Connections Academy Virtual Charter School for 2012-2013

    – California Connections Academy @ Ripon to Offer Tuition-Free K-12 Public Education Option for Families - RIPON, CA (January 20, 2012)— Students in grades K-12 in the San Joaquin Valley and surrounding counties will soon have an innovative new public school option that delivers exceptional public schooling to students online.  California Connections Academy @ Ripon, a virtual charter school, has […]
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    Top Reasons to Enroll in Online Summer School

    Hannah Rinehart is the principal at International Connections Academy (iNaCA), a college-prepatory, accredited, virtual private school that offers students and families in grades K-12 in the United States and across the globe a wide range of online courses, not just over the summer, but also year-round. She shared some of the top reasons why families should enroll their children in online […]
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    Connections Education to Open New “Blended” High Schools for the 2012-2013 School Year

    Nexus Academy Schools are a Tuition-Free, Public High School Option; A Rigorous College-Preparatory Curriculum Combining the Best of Online Learning with an Exciting Campus Environment.   High School Redefined for 21st Century Learners  Baltimore (May 21, 2012) — Connections Education (www.ConnectionsEducation.com), a leading provider of high-quality, highly accountable online and blended learning, will open high schools in Fall 2012 that offer […]
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    Danville, Virginia School District Chooses Pearson as School Turnaround Partner

    Customized School Improvement Plan to Help Students at John M. Langston Focus School. New York, NY, September 15, 2010 – Danville Public School District in southern Virginia has contracted with the education services and technology company Pearson for comprehensive school turnaround services to improve student performance at John M. Langston Focus School. The Langston Focus School is one of 19 schools […]
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    Pearson and Florida Virtual School Announce Partnership

    New Enterprise to Accelerate Reach of Online Learning Opportunities Orlando, FL – Nov. 12, 2010. : A private/public partnership between Pearson and Florida Virtual School (FLVS) will accelerate virtual learning opportunities around the world for millions of school students who have grown up smack in the middle of the technology revolution. Announced in conjunction with the opening of the annual Virtual […]
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    High Schoolers and Families Invited to Live Twitter Chat: Q&A with School Guidance Counselor about College, Career, and Life after Graduation

    – Leading virtual school provider Connections Academy welcomes students from traditional and online schools alike; adds live Twitter chat to its high school counseling and post-graduation support services – BALTIMORE, MD (December 3, 2012) — Have a question about the financial aid process or applying for college? How to find scholarships or prepare for the SAT or ACT tests? Students […]
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    Students Around the World Head Back to School—Without Leaving Home

    Same School, Different States and Countries: From South Carolina to Germany, Students Start the 2013-14 School Year with Online Private School, International Connections Academy  Baltimore, MD– (September 4, 2013)—The global classroom is a reality for students heading back to school today at International Connections Academy (iNaCA), a fully accredited online private school serving students worldwide. iNaCA is expected to serve […]
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    Georgia’s James Madison Online High School Partners with Pearson to Create e-Texts for its 30,000 Students

    23 Print and Digital Custom Curriculum Courses Coherent with Common Core State Standards Norcross, Georgia, April 05, 2012 — Pearson and James Madison High School, a Georgia-based online learning institution that offers self-paced courses to high school and career students, have partnered to create customized eBooks and print companions coherent with the Common Core State Standards. To date, 45 states, […]
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    Countdown to digital schools: Florida School Leaders Invited to Meet with Digital Learning Pioneers as State Prepares for Shift Away from Paper-based Textbooks

    Pearson-sponsored Orlando Symposium Brings Together National and Florida School Districts Leading Digital Transformation Orlando, FL, January 24, 2013 – With the countdown underway to Florida’s launch of digital learning and away from paper-based textbooks, school officials from around the state are invited to work Monday in Orlando with national and state school district leaders who have made the transition to the […]
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    The Juilliard School and Connections Education Celebrate Debut of Juilliard eLearning

    Leaders in Performing Arts and Online Learning Now Deliver Arts Education Courses to K-12 Students and Educators Everywhere — Juilliard’s First Online Courses New York, NY March 18, 2013 Educators from The Juilliard School (http://www.juilliard.edu), the nation’s pre-eminent school for performing arts education, and Connections Education (http://www.ConnectionsEducation.com), a leading provider of online learning solutions, today celebrated the first student enrollments […]
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    Chicago School Children Get Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity To View Rare Copy of Declaration of Independence

    The Pearson Foundation Declaration of Independence Tour Showcases the Nation’s Birth Certificate Chicago, IL,: April 28, 2010 — A surviving copy of the Declaration of Independence helped Chicago school children get the history lesson of a lifetime earlier this month. The Pearson Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Pearson, presented the document at two Chicago schools to honor students from across Illinois […]
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    Pearson Foundation and America's Promise's Grad Nation Report Aim at Ending the High School Dropout Crisis

    Alliance focuses on reduction in high school dropout rates; recommends Civic Marshall Plan to continue progress towards Obama Administration’s 2020 goal Washington, DC, November 30, 2010 — Today, the Pearson Foundation joins business, government, education and child advocacy leaders in releasing Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic, a comprehensive report that reveals the […]
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    Non-Profit New Leaders Organization Partners with Pearson for School Leadership Professional Learning

    Public/Private Alliance Targets Increasing Student Achievement with Research-based Training for Principals and School Leaders New York, NY, January 24, 2013 –  New Leaders, the non-profit organization whose mission is to develop school leaders and promote system-wide conditions for student success, is partnering with the education services and technology company Pearson to accelerate access to best-in-class, research-based training opportunities for the […]
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    New Survey From the Pearson Foundation Finds Dramatic Increase in Tablet Ownership Among College Students and High School Seniors

    Majority of college students prefer digital books over print Students believe tablets will replace textbooks within five years Washington,  March 14, 2012 — Just a week after the release of the much-anticipated new Apple iPad, a new study from the Pearson Foundation reveals that students believe tablets and other mobile devices will transform learning. The Pearson Foundation’s Second Annual Survey on […]
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    Online and Blended Schools Open Enrollment for the 2013-2014 School Year

    Online and Blended Schools Open Enrollment for the 2013-2014 School Year Public online and blended schools supported by Connections Education offer innovative school choices for students in grades K-12 Baltimore (March 5, 2013) – Enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year has officially begun at Connections Education’s affiliated public online and blended schools.  Students in grades K-12 have a number of […]
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    Bringing True Change to the American High School

    On Wednesday, Bill had a pretty average day at his high school: He arrived at 7:30 a.m. and shuffled through a block of seven classes–algebra, English, U.S. history–the usual. All of his teachers were knowledgeable, and they spent most of Bill’s class periods lecturing. After school he went to basketball practice. Interestingly, he didn’t receive a single text or email. […]
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    Pearson and Florida Virtual School Announce Agreement

    Private/Public Alliance to Accelerate Reach of Online Learning Opportunities Orlando, FL and New York, NY, November 17, 2010 — A private/public alliance between Pearson and Florida Virtual School (FLVS) will accelerate virtual learning opportunities around the world for millions of school students who have grown up smack in the middle of the technology revolution. The new Pearson Virtual Learning powered by […]
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    Michigan’s Vandenberg Elementary School Receives $65,000 Grant to Implement Pearson Learning Teams

    Vandenberg Elementary the first Pearson Learning Teams school in Michigan Redford, MI,: June 22, 2010 — Michigan’s Vandenberg Elementary School has been awarded a $65,000 grant to implement Pearson Learning Teams, a research-based school improvement model designed to improve student achievement through teacher learning communities. The grant was awarded through the Pearson Learning Teams/Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association Professional […]
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    Connections Academy Virtual Public Schools Open Enrollment for the 2012-2013 School Year

    Leading Virtual School Provider Kicks Off Second Decade of Delivering Innovative Public School Option Baltimore (April 3, 2012) — Connections Academy (www.ConnectionsAcademy.com), a leading, fully accredited provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual K-12 schooling, today opened enrollment for the 2012-2013 school year.  The e-learning pioneer kicks off its second decade of serving students with new schools, new programs, and a […]
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    Indianapolis Middle School Principal Yvonne Rambo Honored as Top in the Nation

    Pearson Congratulates Willard J. Gambold Middle School Principal for “Drive, Determination and Expertise” as Exemplary Leader in Middle Grades Education. Indianapolis, IN, November 19, 2010 — Indianapolis is home to one of the nation’s top middle school educators. Honored for her drive, determination and expertise in converting a school in academic chaos and disarray into the city’s highest achieving middle school, […]
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    90% of Parents Give Connections Academy Virtual Schools Top Marks for 11th Consecutive Year

    – Flexibility, Different Learning Environment from Current School, and Safe Environment are Top Enrollment Drivers Cited by Parents in Annual Survey – Baltimore, MD (August 13, 2013) – Connections Academy, a leading provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual schooling for students in grades K through 12, continues to get high marks from parents, a new study shows. In its latest Parent Satisfaction Survey, 90% of […]
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    Georgia Connections Academy Expanding—Teens Statewide Have New Virtual High School Option

    – Georgia’s Public Cyber Charter School to Add Comprehensive High School Program for the 2012–13 School Year; Information Sessions Planned Statewide – Enrollment for the 2012–13 School Year Begins April 3, 2012 DULUTH, GA (March 23, 2012) – Georgia’s public cyber charter school, Georgia Connections Academy (GACA), is expanding from a K–8 to K–12 school for the 2012–13 school year. Georgia Connections Academy is a tuition-free public school […]
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    91% of Parents Give Connections Academy, Leading Virtual School Provider, Top Marks for 10th Consecutive Year

    – Annual Parent Satisfaction Survey Reveals Satisfaction with High-Quality, Challenging Curriculum, Teachers, and More – BALTIMORE, MD (June 4, 2012) – Connections Academy, http://www.connectionsacademy.com, a leading provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual schooling for students in grades K through 12, continues to get high marks from parents, a new study shows. In its 2011–12 Parent Satisfaction Survey, 91% of parents gave the overall […]
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    Individualized, Digital Curriculum Bolsters Alternative Education at Massachusetts’ Old Rochester Regional High School

    Flexible Technology Helps Non-traditional Students Stay in School, Achieve Academically  Mattapoisett, Massachusetts – March 28, 2012 – Massachusetts’ dropout rate is on the decline – hitting its lowest point in two decades according to the latest report from state officials.  At the same time, the state’s four-year graduation rate improved for the fifth consecutive year thanks, in part, to programs […]
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    Atlanta Charter School Closes Learning Gaps, Puts Students on Path to Success with AIMSweb from Pearson

    Innovative Assessment and Data Management System Is “Key Piece” to Successful RTI Initiative Atlanta, GA, May 29, 2012 — At Charles R. Drew Charter School in urban Atlanta, teachers hit the ground running on the first day of each school year, addressing gaps uncovered in data from the previous school year, using AIMSweb® – Pearson’s web-based assessment and data-management system. […]
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    Virginia Approves Pearson Virtual Learning Powered by Florida Virtual School for State’s Students

    Catalog of More Than 100 High Quality, State Standards-Aligned Online Courses Expands Learning Options for Middle and High School Richmond, VA, June 09, 2011 — As part of Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s initiative to expand access to quality standards-based online learning, Superintendent of Public Instruction Patricia I. Wright has named Pearson Virtual Learning powered by Florida Virtual School (Pearson/FLVS) an […]
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    The Juilliard School and Connections Education Launch Juilliard eLearning, the Conservatory’s First-Ever Online Courses

    Performing Arts and Virtual Education Leaders to Develop and Deliver Online Arts Education Courses for K-12 Students and Educators Everywhere New York, NY and Baltimore, MD (May 16, 2012) – Starting in the 2012-2013 school year, The Juilliard School and Connections Education are launching JUILLIARD eLEARNING, for K-12 students and educators everywhere. Juilliard eLearning is the world-famous conservatory’s first-ever group […]
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    Pearson and America's Choice Announce Acquisition Agreement

    Companies Will Extend Reach of Research-Based, Innovative School Improvement Solutions WASHINGTON, August 3, 2010 — Pearson, the world’s leading education company, today signed a letter of agreement to acquire America’s Choice, a leading innovator in research-based strategies to help schools, districts, and states dramatically improve student achievement. Pearson’s extraordinary resources and technological expertise will facilitate the adaptation and reach of […]
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    Mendon, Illinois School District Announces One-to-One Student Laptop Project

    Multi-Year Partnership with Pearson Aims to Transform Teaching and Learning, Prepare Every Child for Success in Technology-Drreiven Global Economy Mendon, IL, July 11, 2011 — Acting on its commitment to ensure that the district’s 714 K-12 students graduate prepared for the challenges of a global economy, Mendon’s Community Unit School District No. 4 (CUSD #4) Superintendent Diane Robertson today announced […]
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    Media Advisory: Curie Metro High School Students Honored With Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity to View Rare Original Print of the Declaration of Independence

    Pearson Foundation’s National Tour Will Honor Chicago Public Schools Educators With Independence Awards for Leadership in Social Studies Education Chicago, April 13, 2010   As a city that is renowned for playing a pivotal role in this country’s history   past and present —, Chicago is being honored with a rare chance to view one of the few remaining copies […]
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    Community Members, Pearson K-12 Solutions Give Detroit Public Schools a Makeover Before Students Return

    New paint, flowers, more will welcome students at two underperforming schools as they prepare for major academic turnaround Detroit, MI, September 1, 2010 — Two chronically underperforming DPS schools are preparing for intense academic reforms this school year, but before reform starts on the inside, the schools were reformed on the outside this weekend. Volunteers from the community and Pearson K-12 […]
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    Commonwealth Connections Academy Team Becomes First Cyber School Finalist at National Engineering Challenge

    Virtual high school team from Pennsylvania captured second place in 2012 National Real World Design Challenge Commonwealth Connections Academy’s state-winning Real World Design Challenge team placed second in the country at the 2012 National Real World Design Challenge, topping 28 other teams. Commonwealth Connections Academy is a leading virtual public charter school that serves students in grades K-12 from across Pennsylvania. Commonwealth […]
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  • "Real Talk: Bringing STEM Into the Mainstream" by Olivia Armstrong

    Why I care about STEM I am a junior studying Aerospace Engineering at the University of Kansas. I have been interested in math and science from an early age and was encouraged by many teachers and mentors over the years to pursue my dreams to one day build and fly rockets. After I came to college, I realized that so […]
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    Research Shows Pearson's Learning Teams Strategy Improves School Performance and Student Achievement

    Research articles included in a new book: Team Up for 21st Century Teaching & Learning Washington, DC, July 14, 2010 — Professional teamwork-such as the strategies deployed by Pearson Learning Teams, a research-based, teacher collaboration model-is a key strategy in improving school performance and student achievement, according to a review of research and case studies compiled into a new book from […]
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    Blended Learning Programs Help At-risk High School Students Graduate

    During this season of high school graduations, I’ve developed a new appreciation for the important role that alternative education programs play in helping at-risk students achieve their goals. Alternative education programs have been around for a while, serving students who are credit deficient or who don’t feel comfortable in a traditional high school setting. But some of the more innovative […]
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