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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 school that combines the … Continue reading

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Chicagoland's Best and Brightest Social Studies Teachers Honored With 'Independence Awards' From Pearson

…ining original printings of the Declaration of Independence, sponsored by the Pearson Foundation. Senator Dick Durbin (left) was the keynote speaker at the Pearson Independence Awards in Chicago. Also pictured are Curie High School Principal Phillip Perry (seated left) and Pat McHugh, Pearson's Vice President for the Midwest and Northeast (seated right). At an event to commemorate the Declaration’s visit at Curie Metropolitan High Sc… Continue reading

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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 Poll and released today by Pearson. The survey, conducted online by Harris Pol… Continue reading

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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 the 2012-2013 school year. Important Open E… Continue reading

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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 Project, a public interest initiative from the… Continue reading

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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 back to school – without get… Continue reading

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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 federal school improvement grants.:  Thr… Continue reading

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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 study conducted by Harris Interactive and released today by Pearson. The majority (69 percent) o… Continue reading

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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 percent) of elementary, middle and high school stude… Continue reading

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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 in Virginia that have been selected … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 been approved by the Ripon Unified School B… Continue reading

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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 School Symposium in Glendale,… Continue reading

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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 and families will have an opportunity to ask an exp… Continue reading

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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 for their exemplary partic… Continue reading

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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 first pos… Continue reading

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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 cel… Continue reading

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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, including Georgia, are implementing t… Continue reading

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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 Florida Virtual School w… Continue reading

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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 more than 500 ful… Continue reading

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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 options available at Connections Academy f… Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 Principa… Continue reading

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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 approved virtu… Continue reading

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New Survey From the Pearson Foundation Finds Dramatic Increase in Tablet Ownership Among College Students and High School Seniors

…on reveals that students believe tablets and other mobile devices will transform learning. The Pearson Foundation’s Second Annual Survey on Students and Tablets also finds that tablet ownership among college students and high school seniors has risen dramatically in the last year—ownership has tripled among college students (25% vs. 7% in 2011) and quadrupled among high school seniors (17% vs. 4% in 2011). The survey reveals that more students ar… Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 a three-year partne… Continue reading

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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 parents gav… Continue reading

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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 of online courses, p… Continue reading

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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 like the alternative education curriculu… Continue reading

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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 h… Continue reading

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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 of the original Declaration of Independence. Starting with… Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 Solutions, the schools’ academic … Continue reading

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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. By the fall benchmark, they’re seeing a significant payoff:… Continue reading

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Mooresville, North Carolina School District Announces Partnership with Pearson to Provide Online Curriculum for One-to-One Student Laptop Project

Middle and High School Math Plus Credit Recovery and Advanced Placement Courses Now Part of District’s Technology-Driven Strategy for Student Success Mooresville, NC, August 04, 2011 — Mooresville Graded School District (MGSD), located in Mooresville, North Carolina, announced a partnership beginning this August with the education and technology company Pearson. Pearson will provide MGSD with its online MyMathLab curriculum and the N… Continue reading

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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 Con… Continue reading

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MathXL for School Earns Finalist Honors in the 2010 SIIA CODiE Awards

Web-based, Personalized Learning Program From Pearson Recognized in Best Mathematics Instructional Solution Category. Boston, MA,: March 25, 2010 — Pearson’s: MathXL®: for School is a finalist for the 2010 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards. This powerful, yet affordable, Web-based program that offers homework, tutorials and assessment tools for math is a finalist in the Best Mathematics Instructi… Continue reading

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Cyber School Team from Commonwealth Connections Academy Wins First Place in Pennsylvania Real World Design Competition

Only Cyber School in the State-level Competition; Virtual School Students to Compete in Upcoming National Competition against Other State-Level Winners Harrisburg, PA (February 24, 2012)—A team of seven high school students from the cyber school, Commonwealth Connections Academy (CCA), were awarded first place in the 2011–2012 Pennsylvania Real World Design Competition (RWDC) and will represent Pennsylvania and compete in the National Competitio… Continue reading

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Global Experts Headline Pearson’s National Summit on School Improvement

Sir Michael Barber and Michael Fullan to Lead Conference for Educators on Implementing Sustainable Systemwide Change Orlando, FL – January 30, 2012 – Sir Michael Barber and Michael Fullan, renowned global experts on school leadership, change management and implementing sustainable systemwide change, will deliver the keynote address at Pearson’s National Summit on School Improvement February 9-11 in Orlando. Barber, Pearson’s Chief Education Advi… Continue reading

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Pearson Congratulates Five School District Finalists for Prestigious Broad Prize

Pearson Congratulates Five School District Finalists for Prestigious Broad Prize New York, NY,: April 5, 2010 — The announcement that five school districts are finalists for the 2010 Broad Prize for Urban Education, an annual $2 million award honoring districts that demonstrate the best student performance while reducing achievement gaps, drew praise from officials at Pearson, the global leader in education and education technology. This … Continue reading

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Prentice Hall High School Math Digital Path Honored in 2010 "Tech & Learning" Magazine's Awards of Excellence

Engaging Online Environment for Learning Higher Level Math — Among Seven Pearson Products Recognized in Prestigious Awards Program New York, January 11, 2011 — Prentice Hall High School Math Digital Path is a winner of “Tech & Learning” magazine’s 2010 Awards of Excellence. Developed by: Pearson, the global leader in education, technology and services, this research-based, online high school math program is one … Continue reading

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We Give Books to Share Free Books with School Classrooms Across Florida

Pearson Foundation donating 50,000 books in 30 days for Florida schoolchildren Tallahassee, FL, April 5, 2011 — A campaign that encourages Florida schoolchildren to read and earn 50,000 free books for their schools kicked off in Tallahassee today, where thousands of local young people joined legislators and dignitaries to celebrate Children’s Week. Read for My School Florida is the latest campaign offered by We Give Books, the di… Continue reading

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Free Online Tutoring Session Gives Middle and High School Students Back-to-School Jumpstart

…science skills. Through Pearson Tutor Services, the world’s leading online tutoring provider, educators can provide their students individual tutoring by Pearson’s highly skilled tutors anytime, anywhere – at home or at school – to refresh specific skills. Teachers can just go to www.pearsonschool.com/tutorservicesoffer and download their school's Activation Code. Pearson School Executive Vice President Emily Swenson said, “Back… Continue reading

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Pearson to work with Colorado in massive effort to turn around underperforming schools

Top-to-bottom help for schools at crucial sessions February 8-9 Denver, February 7, 2010 – The massive effort to turn around underperforming schools in Colorado jumps into high gear Monday as leaders of Pearson K-12 Solutions, working through the state Department of Education, hold crucial talks with schools across the state that need help. Colorado picked Pearson K-12 Solutions on January 22 as a comprehensive school improvement partner t… Continue reading

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Miami School Children to Get the Ultimate History Lesson with VIP Access to Original Print of the Declaration of Independence

Pearson Foundation helping showcase the nation’s birth certificate Friday. Miami, FL,: February 25, 2010 — A surviving print of the Declaration of Independence will be unveiled in Miami on Friday to help school children get the history lesson of a lifetime. Hundreds of students from the Miami-Dade County Public Schools will get front row access to an original print of the U.S. Declaration of Independence on tour with support from th… Continue reading

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Louisiana Connections Academy to Expand

State Board of Education Increases Student Enrollment at Virtual Charter School; May Serve 1000 Students in Grades K-12 Statewide  BATON ROUGE (March 9, 2012) – More Louisiana students in grades K-12 will be allowed to enroll in Louisiana Connection Academy for the 2012-2013 school year thanks to actions taken by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education today.  Louisiana Connections Academy is a free public virtual charter school th… Continue reading

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Million Voice Project to Improve Education by Listening to Students

Pearson Foundation leads research initiative to survey students and to provide actionable data to thousands of schools; Effort endorsed by American Association for School Administrators (AASA), the Council for Chief State School Officers (CCSO), the National Catholic Educators Association (NCEA) and the National Education Association (NEA) New York,: March 16, 2010 — Current academic research increasingly emphasizes the role that personal … Continue reading

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Powerful Web-Based Tool for Improving Student Achievement to More Than 200,000 Young Learners in Clark County

Five-Year, Expanded Contract for Pearson’s AIMSweb® System After Experiencing More Than a Decade of Academic Gains Bloomington, MN, July 11, 2011 — More than 200,000 students in Southern Nevada will benefit in 217 elementary schools and 59 middle schools from access to AIMSweb® — Pearson’s powerful web-based assessment and data-management system that enables teachers and administrators to assess and monitor t… Continue reading

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Georgia’s Chestatee Academy Named Grand Prize Winner in Annual Awards Program Honoring Middle School Educators

“Teams That Make A Difference” Succeed in Classrooms and Communities New York City – November 01, 2011 – A team of educators from Chestatee Academy, a public middle school in Hall County Gainesville, Ga., is the Grand Prize winner of the annual “Teams That Make A Difference Award,” sponsored by the education company Pearson and the Association for Middle Level Education.  The annual award recognizes teachers, administrators, parents, and communi… Continue reading

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Pearson Announces Delaware Valley Friends School Upgrade to PowerSchool® – Studio Edition

Integrated products designed to engage learners and enable real time, student centered decisions Rancho Cordova, CA, July 27, 2010 — Pearson, the global leader in education technology and services, today announced that Delaware Valley Friends School (DVFS), a private, college preparatory school in suburban Philadelphia, has chosen to upgrade its current student information system, PowerSchool®, to the new PowerSchool – Studio Edi… Continue reading

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Pearson Announces Prentice Hall High School Math Common Core Editions at FETC

……It’s important to have a curriculum that supports that journey and makes sure that the teachers are ready and the students are ready,” says Sarah Hoopes, an algebra educator teaching with Prentice Hall High School Math at Lindenwold High School in New Jersey. Hoopes, like tens of thousands of teachers nationwide, will be transitioning to the new Common Core State Standards over the next two to three years. To help educators mak… Continue reading

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PowerSchool Hits 10 Millionth Student Mark With Nova Scotia High School Student’s Enrollment

Industry-Leading Student Information System Central to Province-Wide Initiative to Leverage Technology to Improve Student Achievement RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – Dec. 1, 2011 – Bhreagh Bauer, an 11th-grade student from Horton High School in Nova Scotia, Canada, today marked the 10 millionth student enrolled through PowerSchool, the industry-leading student information system (SIS) from Pearson. Bauer, her teachers and parents recently gained access… Continue reading

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Guarantee of Success for Students Enrolled in Pearson Virtual Learning Powered by Florida Virtual School's Online Courses

Sets Digital Natives on the Road to Academic Achievement New York, NY, April 11, 2011 — This spring, middle and high school students around the country are poised to successfully complete the more than 100 online courses offered by Pearson Virtual Learning powered by Florida Virtual School. In fact, Pearson, the global leader in education and education technology, is so confident of student success that it will guarantee an 80% passing… Continue reading

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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 the National Commission on Teaching a… Continue reading

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Making the Grade: Cabarrus County Schools Sees Student Learning Outcomes Soar With Web-Based Benchmark and Progress Monitoring System

Pearson’s AIMSweb Helps North Carolina’s Tenth Largest School District Expand RTI Program From Two to 19 Elementary Schools Concord, NC and Bloomington, MN,: March 29, 2010 — Nestled in suburban Charlotte, NC, Cabarrus County Schools is making the grade with the implementation of its five-year, data-driven Response to Intervention (RTI) program. District educators are using Pearson’s AIMSweb, a web-based benchmark and pro… Continue reading

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Internationally Recognized School of Business Partners with Pearson Embanet to Launch Rigorous Online MBA

…services that develop and scale online programs that are high quality, rigorous and drive student achievement. Pearson Embanet, the leading provider of online program services, and the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business are announcing that they are partnering to launch an online MBA program. Classes are scheduled to begin in January 2014. The Smith School is an internationally recognized leader in management education and… Continue reading

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Classrooms of the Future Coming to School District 93

Students will shift to digital learning with iPads, Airbooks in new 1:1 Learning initiative BLOOMINGDALE, IL — Community Consolidated School District 93 students will see their traditional schools converted into dynamic digital learning centers beginning this fall thanks to the Board of Education approving a new 1:1 Learning initiative. Superintendent Bill Shields announced to staff on Tuesday that the initiative will help schools incorporate th… Continue reading

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Florida School Children to Make History of their Own, Switching to Digital Social Studies Lessons

Florida education officials approve Pearson social studies among new digital materials available for schools across the state Tallahassee, FL, February 28, 2012 — Students will make history by turning to interactive eTexts and other digital materials following the state’s recent decision to approve Pearson’s social studies programs among those available for schools statewide. With Florida educators’ bold move to “transition instruction to … Continue reading

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Southern Nevada Elementary School Students Take Achievement to New Heights With Online Tool From Pearson

AIMSweb® Provides the Tools for "Precision Teaching," Helps School Earn Coveted Blue Ribbon Award Bloomington, MN, July 11, 2011 — The 535 students at Helen M. Smith Elementary School are taking academic achievement to new heights, consistently scoring above state averages. In fact, the school was recently one of just two in Nevada and one of a select group across the nation to earn the coveted Blue Ribbon National SchoolContinue reading

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Schools and students across the country receive free children’s books and access to free digital library

We Give Books ReadMobile tour kicks off in Lone Star State Ft. Worth, TX, April 16, 2012 — Today, We Give Books kicks off its national ReadMobile tour in the Lone Star State. Students from more than 25 schools will receive a special visit and free children’s books because of their participation in the national online reading celebration called Read for My School. In February 2012, We Give Books, a digital literacy initiative from the Pengu… Continue reading

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Michigan Approves Pearson to Help Improve Struggling Schools

Pearson K-12 Solutions Recommended as Partner to Provide School Turnaround and Professional Development for Teachers New York, NY, August 9, 2010 — Michigan has approved Pearson K-12 Solutions to partner with the state to help turn around its struggling schools and provide professional development training for teachers. The state has identified 108 elementary, middle, and high schools in need of improvement. Pearson K-12 Solutions presiden… Continue reading

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Research Confirms Pearson Learning Teams Improves School Performance and Student Achievement

National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future’s new B=book documents success WASHINGTON,: July 8, 2010 — Professional teamwork-such as the strategies deployed by Pearson Learning Teams, a research-based, teacher collaboration model-is the key to improving school performance and student achievement, according to an extensive review of research and case studies compiled into a new book from the National Commission on Teach… Continue reading

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Escondido Union High School District Creates Customized English Language Arts Program to Promote Critical Thinking

School Leaders, Pearson Collaborate on New Learning Materials Escondido, California, April 26, 2012 — Seniors at Escondido Union High School District are learning literature in a whole new way this year with customized texts developed by school leaders and the education company Pearson. The new materials combine a variety of literary selections to promote critical thinking and encourage students to connect more directly with the reading pa… Continue reading

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Online public school now available in Oklahoma

The Daily Ardmoreite Feb. 7, 2012 Local families were able to learn about a new option in school choice Monday, as the Oklahoma Connections Academy had an outreach event in Ardmore. The academy is an online public school available to all students in Oklahoma. Teachers conduct classes online, as students work from physical textbooks or online materials to complete course work. As a public school, there is no tuition or fees to attend. Textbooks a… Continue reading

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Pearson Test of English Academic Recognized by Tulane University's Freeman School of Business

Global Business School Joins Prestigious Programs Worldwide Accepting New State-of-the-Art Measure of English Language Ability New Orleans, LA,: March 16, 2010 — Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business, the only nationally ranked business school in the Gulf South, announced today that it now recognizes: Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) for graduate admission of non-native English speakers. International students… Continue reading

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Writing Scores Improve for North Carolina Middle School Students Learning With WriteToLearn From Pearson

Team From Troutman Middle School Presents Results to State Superintendent Atkinson, N.C. Board of Education Troutman, NC,: March 2, 2010 — Troutman Middle School students are building the writing skills necessary for success in our globally competitive society by learning with: WriteToLearn™, an award-winning Web-based writing and reading comprehension tool from the education, technology and services company, Pearson. For more than a… Continue reading

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Connections Education and Thurgood Marshall College Fund Announce Partnership

– Initiative Launches “TMCF Collegiate Academy” Blended Schools, Marking the Organization’s First Direct Major Entry into Secondary School Market – BALTIMORE, MD and WASHINGTON, DC (July 12, 2012) — Connections Education (www.ConnectionsEducation.com), a leading provider of high-quality, highly accountable online and blended learning, and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) (http://www.thurgoodmarshallcollegefund.org) th… Continue reading

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Pearson Virtual Learning Powered by Florida Virtual School Now Approved Online Course Provider for Admission to California Public Universities

UC Committee to Review Individual Courses Sacramento, CA — June 16, 2011 — Pearson Virtual Learning powered by Florida Virtual School (Pearson/FLVS) is now an approved course provider for students seeking admission to schools in the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems. This approval by the systems’ Faculty Review Committee is the first of a two-step process.:  In the next phase, the comp… Continue reading

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Alison Indrisano Wagner Appointed President of Pearson’s School Achievement Services

best electronic cigarette liquid Will Intensify Focus on School Transformation, District Consulting, and Educator Effectiveness Boston, MA, August 29, 2011 — Today, the global learning company Pearson announced the appointment of Alison Indrisano Wagner as President of Pearson’s School Achievement Services group. The business works in partnership with U.S. schools in three key areas: providing district consulting on education issues and so… Continue reading

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Maine Student Project Wins Global Call to Action Challenge, Sponsored by The Pearson Foundation and PeaceJam

Winning Team Meets Nobel Peace Laureate Oscar Arias at Awards Ceremony Denver, CO, November 17, 2010 — An organic garden and nutrition project developed by students at Mount View High School in central Maine has been named the winner of the 2010 Global Call to Action Challenge. On Nov. 15, the winning group of students attended the annual PeaceJam Hero Awards Luncheon in Denver, Colorado, where they met with Nobel Peace Laureate and former… Continue reading

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Digital Learning Day is February 1st — Free Online Trivia Game about Technology and Science is a Fun Educational Activity for Kids, Families, Teachers

Connections Academy’s Quiz Bowl Trivia Challenge is an Interactive, Online Learning Activity – Engage Students, Spark Discussion about Technology and Education BALTIMORE  (January 26, 2011) – Educators at leading virtual school  Connections Academy are offering a free, online trivia game about technology and science.  The launch of this special edition Quiz Bowl Trivia Challenge is dedicated to Digital Learning Day, which will be held on Wednesd… Continue reading

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Science in the Classroom Takes Great Leap Forward to Digital, Interactive Lessons

New for Back-to-School: Texas school children will learn from online, dynamic science lessons. Texas education officials vote to recommend Pearson’s Online Learning Exchange to schools statewide Austin, TX, July 22, 2011 — Students in Texas’ middle school and high school science classrooms will see their course materials leap into the digital age for back-to-school after the Texas State Board of Education’s decision to ma… Continue reading

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Free Online Homework Help, Math Refreshers Now Available to Middle and High School Students Learning with Pearson’s Common Core Programs

Virtual Nerd Interactive Videos Deliver Personalized Tutorials New York, NY August 21, 2012 — Middle and high school students learning with Pearson’s Common Core math programs can now turn to Virtual Nerd interactive videos for on-demand quick refreshers or homework help anytime they need support. Available free to students learning with Pearson High School Math Common Core © 2012, Pearson High School Math © 2011, or Pearson Integrat… Continue reading

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Saturn Elementary School Earns Statewide Recognition with 90% Passing Florida's Reading and Math Assessment

…ive Assessment Test (FCAT). With the help of the education services and technology company Pearson’s SuccessMaker® Enterprise digital courseware, Saturn Elementary has been achieving distinction as a high performing school since 2001. “Saturn Elementary has been awarded the ‘A’ rating for eight years in a row, as designated by the Florida Governor’s A+ Plan. We have been designated as the number-one high performi… Continue reading

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Pearson Offers Live Webinar to Assist Districts Applying for Obama's $3.5 billion in School Improvement Grants

Open Discussion with Federal Grant Expert to Help Untangle Complexities of Applications Chandler, AZ, March 2, 2010 — When President Obama met with the nation’s governors last week, he challenged them to take advantage of the billions in federal funding now available to improve education in their states. With $3.5 billion in School Improvement Grants (SIG) ready to be distributed this month, many states are still struggling with the … Continue reading

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Connections Education, Leading Virtual Education Provider, Wins Multiple EDDIE Awards for Curriculum Excellence

…, career and technology education, and fine arts. 2013 marks the fourth straight year that Connections Education has won these curriculum honors. Connections Education won 2013 EDDIE Awards in the following categories: MIDDLE SCHOOL: Science Website: Science 8 Science 8 is a core academic course, taught online, for students in 8th grade and based on the framework for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). NGSS focuses on science and engine… Continue reading

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Ohio Approves Pearson to Help Turn Around Struggling Schools

Pearson K-12 Solutions Recommended as Partner to Provide School Turnaround and Professional Development for Teachers New York, NY, July 1, 2010 — Ohio has approved Pearson K-12 Solutions to partner with the state to help turn around its struggling schools and provide Professional Development training for teachers. Yesterday at Ohio State University, Pearson K-12 Solutions experts met with representatives of the schools identified by the st… Continue reading

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Pearson Congratulates Wisconsin's Cornell Elementary School on 2010 National Blue Ribbon Honor

Rural School Honored for Closing the Achievement Gap Washington DC, November 16, 2010 — The education services and technology company Pearson congratulates: Cornell Elementary School in Cornell, Wisconsin, on being named a: 2010 National Blue Ribbon School and for the school’s efforts to close the achievement gap. Today, the Department of Education honored Cornell Elementary School, along with 300 other schools, at an awards ceremony… Continue reading

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Media Advisory: Carnegie Middle School Students Honored With Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity to View Rare Original Print of the Declaration of Independence

Carson School Children to Receive Ultimate History Lesson; Pearson Foundation helping showcase the nation’s birth certificate Thursday Carson, CA,: April 20, 2010 — A surviving print of the Declaration of Independence will be unveiled in Carson on Thursday to help school children get the history lesson of a lifetime. Students at Andrew Carnegie Middle School in Carson will get front row access to an original print of the U.S. Declara… Continue reading

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Proven Working Memory Training Program Launches for U.S. Schools

Research Demonstrates Pearson’s Cogmed Training Dramatically Improves Working Memory, Students See Social and Academic Gains Bloomington, Minn, September 07, 2011 — As our country’s 55 million school-aged kids head back to the classroom this fall, many are facing learning challenges, struggling to grasp what they are being taught, and others exhibit behavioral problems that challenge their teachers and make it difficult for them to make fr… Continue reading

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Over 1,000 Rural Wyoming Students Earn Virtual High School Diploma

Wyoming eAcademy of Virtual Education Extends Contract for Pearson LearningStudio Platform to Meet Growing Demand Fort Washakie, WY, January 12, 2011 — Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, and the Wyoming eAcademy of Virtual Education (WeAVE) today announced plans to grow a successful program that has already helped more than 1,000 rural students earn their high school diplomas online. WeAVE uses the Pearson LearningStudio … Continue reading

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Parents Interested in Learning More about Virtual Schooling Invited to Live Twitter Chat

– Parent with Connections Academy, leading virtual school provider, to share online schooling experience, answer questions – BALTIMORE, MD (February 7, 2013) — Have a question about what it would be like to switch to a virtual school? How an online learning program can help students succeed? Parents interested in learning more about this innovative education option will have an opportunity to ask a virtual school parent these questions and… Continue reading

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Connections Education, Virtual Education Provider, Earns Four 2013 BESSIE Awards for Exemplary Educational Software

…red to be recognized this year with four BESSIE Awards—a record for Connections Education—for our proprietary educational software and learning tools that span the entire grade range of students, from early elementary to high school,” said Dr. Patricia Hoge, senior vice president of curriculum and instructional services for Connections Education. The BESSIE Awards recognize innovative and content-rich programs and websites that provide parents an… Continue reading

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Upper Canada District School Board Selects PowerSchool as New Student Information System

how to get your ex girl eSIS Customer Advantage Program will help District Implement a Customized, Integrated Platform to Foster Student Achievement RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. — August 16, 2011 — Pearson, the global leader in education technology and services, announced today that the Upper Canada District School Board has selected Pearson's PowerSchool as its new web-based student information system (SIS). PowerSchool will serve U… Continue reading

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Virginia Approves Pearson to Turn Around Underperforming Schools

Pearson K-12 Solutions Chosen as a Comprehensive School Improvement Partner New York, NY,: April 21, 2010 — The Commonwealth of Virginia has announced the selection of Pearson K-12 Solutions as a comprehensive school improvement partner to turn around its underperforming schools. “The recent award of nearly $60 million in federal school improvement funds to Virginia provides an unprecedented opportunity to raise student achievement a… Continue reading

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Investigative Video Series Offers Real-Time Insight into Education Strengths of Top Performing Countries

…. ABOUT THE PISA TOP-PERFORMERS SHOWCASED IN THE VIDEO SERIES: “STRONG PERFORMERS AND SUCCESSFUL REFORMERS IN EDUCATION” Shanghai, China, where educators are raising standards by partnering strong-performing schools to help weaker ones. Shanghai’s strong political commitment to raising educational standards has succeeded in raising student performance across the board. The share of disadvantaged students who excel at schoo… Continue reading

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Thirteen Michigan School Districts Choose Powerful Assessment and Reporting Tools to Raise Achievement

Schoolnet for PowerSchool Integrates with Existing Platform To Support 16,000 Students Berrien County, Michigan– June 13, 2013 – Today Michigan’s Berrien Regional Education Service Agency (RESA) announced that 13 school districts will implement Pearson’s Schoolnet for PowerSchool as their new web-based Instructional Management System (IMS). These districts already rely on PowerSchool to manage student information such as attendance, scheduling, … Continue reading

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New Online Courses Increase NovaNET Offerings Aimed at Reducing the School Dropout Rate

…needs of students, NovaNET qualifies for federal funding in the areas of Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT), 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Title I, and School Improvement Grants. Nearly 50 districts have purchased the online program with American Recovery and Reinvestment (ARRA) funding, and nine are pursing Investing in Innovation (I3) federal grants to expand their succe… Continue reading

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Pearson Partners With Florida Teachers to Help Tackle Challenges of Teaching 21st Century Math Skills

…ervices and technology company, Pearson, stands ready to help with: customized K-12 math programs for Florida with embedded professional development tools designed to ensure that the state’s teachers are successful next school year when they introduce Florida’s new Next Generation Sunshine State Math Standards to their students. Pearson’s newly developed, comprehensive suite of K-12 math programs for Florida includes the custom … Continue reading

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Phoenix School Children to get the Ultimate History Lesson with VIP Access to Original Copy of the Declaration of Independence

The Pearson Foundation Declaration of Independence Tour to Showcase the Nation’s Birth Certificate Friday and Saturday Phoenix, AZ,: February 19, 2010 — A surviving copy of the Declaration of Independence will be in Phoenix on Friday and Saturday to help school children get the history lesson of a lifetime. This weekend, local school children and members of the Phoenix community will get front row access to an original copy of the U…. Continue reading

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London District Catholic School Board Selects PowerSchool As New Student Information System

System will provide improved data analysis capability LONDON, Ontario, July 25, 2011 — Pearson, the global leader in education technology and services, announced today that the London District Catholic School Board has selected PowerSchool as its new web-based student information system (SIS) and Pearson Inform as its new achievement data analysis tool. These Pearson products will serve London District’s more than 21,000 students. &#… Continue reading

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West Virginia Approves Pearson to Turn Around Underperforming Schools

Pearson K-12 Solutions To Work With State as Comprehensive School Improvement Partner New York, NY May 17, 2010 — The State of West Virginia has announced the selection of Pearson K-12 Solutions as a comprehensive school improvement partner to turn around its underperforming schools. State Superintendent of Education Steve Paine said, “With the federal School Improvement funding, we have … Continue reading

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Virtual Indiana Charter School Growing In Enrollment

Indiana Public Media 10-Apr The first of many informational sessions on a tuition free online school was held Monday night in Brownsburg. The fully accredited virtual charter school is called Indiana Connections Academy. It began last year and served 280 students K through 8, but now already has 1,800 students K-12 for the upcoming school year. Principal Melissa Brown says they anticipate significant growth this year and they hope about 2,500 st… Continue reading

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Anadarko School District 120 Upgrades to Pearson's New PowerSchool® — Studio Edition

School district will integrate digital content, assessments, analytics, and today’s web tools to engage students and drive achievement Rancho Cordova, CA, July 13, 2010 — Pearson, the global leader in education technology and services, today announced that Anadarko School District 120 (Anadarko) in Oklahoma has chosen to upgrade their PowerSchool implementation to: PowerSchool – Studio Edition. This decision will extend the cap… Continue reading

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Pearson Congratulates Julie Young on Prestigious Award for Pioneering Digital Education

Florida Virtual School President and CEO Receives 2011 McGraw Prize in Education New York, NY, October 13, 2011 — The learning company Pearson congratulates Julie Young, president and CEO, Florida Virtual School (FLVS), on receiving the 2011 McGraw Prize in Education. The McGraw Prize in Education annually recognizes outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to education innovation. Young is nationally renowned for her pioneeri… Continue reading

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George Washington University School of Business Partners with Pearson to Launch Globally Competitive Online MBA Program

Partnership with Pearson includes course development, digital content, and instructional design services WASHINGTON, D.C. — March 18, 2013 — The George Washington University’s School of Business (GWSB) today announced a partnership with the world’s leading education company, Pearson, to develop and deliver courses for the new GWSB Digital Community MBA. This new program is among the first of many innovative online business school degree pr… Continue reading

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Pearson and Commonwealth of Virginia Launch First-ever iPad Social Studies Curriculum

…s developed four new iPad Apps plus digital curriculum aligned to the Virginia editions of Pearson’s U.S. History and World History programs for seventh and ninth graders. The new iPad program will be piloted in several schools for 12 weeks beginning November 1 as part of Virginia’s Beyond Textbooks initiative. “In exploring the instructional potential of digital content, it makes sense to partner with Pearson, whose technologie… Continue reading

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MCPS and Pearson Create New Partnership to Develop Integrated College-Ready Elementary Curriculum

One-of-a-kind Program Among First to Be Tied to Common Core Standards Rockville, MD,: June 8, 2010 — Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and Pearson have forged an unprecedented public-private partnership to develop a unique integrated curriculum that will prepare elementary school students for a lifetime of learning. The integrated curriculum will be aligned to the new Common Core Standards and is based upon the successful and highly … Continue reading

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Full-Time Virtual School Comes to Iowa

by Jessica Daley Computers are vital to a new type of school in Iowa: a full-time virtual school. When you think of a school classroom, you most likely envision a teacher surrounded by kids, chalkboards, textbooks. Iowa Connections Academy is opening its virtual doors to students across the state with its full-time online K-12 public school. It’s a program offered statewide by the CAM Community School District in southwest Iowa. It’… Continue reading

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Data-driven Software Helps Identify At-risk Kids Early and Easily

…e availability of a video that showcases the success of: Prevent, a software program that aggregates the most relevant and predictive student information data points to pinpoint which students are mostly likely to drop out of school. With more than one million students becoming high school dropouts each year, educators are seeking solutions that keep students in school and graduation rates high. “Our current graduation rates and high schoolContinue reading

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School Superintendents Hear from Expert on Strategies for Sustaining Instructional Improvement at National Center for Education Research & Technology Conference

Pearson Researcher Dr. Bradley Ermeling Shares Compelling Findings on Continuous Improvement and “Learning Teams” Long Beach, California, May 03, 2012 — School district superintendents attending the National Center for Education Research & Technology (NCERT) Conference today will hear researcher Dr. Brad Ermeling share how established routines and conditions can foster continuous improvement throughout districts and how evidence points… Continue reading

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New York Institute of Finance Forms Partnership with Ryerson University's G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education

Agreement marks NYIF’s first Canadian venture New York, NY, December 13, 2010 — The New York Institute of Finance is partnering with Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education to create a program through which NYIF-branded courses will be offered through Ryerson’s continuing education program. Starting in Spring 2011, NYIF will be bringing its most popular instructor-led courses to Canadian conti… Continue reading

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Technology Training Foundation of America Honors Pearson Digital Learning With Tech Hero Award

International Educational Services Company Recognized for Its Technical Excellence in Learning Software Using Technology as Delivery Methodology Left to Right, Trey Thompson, Pearson Digital Learning; Dr. Francisco Escobedo, Superintendent of the Chula Vista Elementary School District; and Eugene Yee, Board Member of the Technology Training Foundation of America (TTFA), share a light moment while recognizing Pearson Digital Learning’s r… Continue reading

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Ohio School District’s ‘Flipped’ Math Program Puts Students in the Driver’s Seat

Hilliard City Schools and Pearson Turn the Tables with Customized Learning Tools for High School Math September 17, 2012—When Hilliard City School District’s high school students headed back to school this year, they found themselves learning algebra and geometry in “flipped classrooms,” an increasingly popular model of education nationwide that blends print and digital learning. In the flipped classroom model, these students will learn math con… Continue reading

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Cash-Strapped School Districts Use Stimulus Funds for Pearson Programs to Accelerate Learning for at-Risk Students

Educators Choose Data-driven, Personalized, and Digital Resources With “Once-in-a-Lifetime” Funding New York, NY,: February 9, 2010 — Last year when Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced the billions in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds for schools throughout the country, he emphasized that America is facing a “once in a life-time opportunity to lay the groundwork for a generation of education reform… Continue reading

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State of Washington Approves Pearson to Turnaround Underperforming Schools

Pearson K-12 Solutions Recommended for All Five Improvement Areas New York, NY,: March 15, 2010 — The state of Washington announced the selection of Pearson K-12 Solutions as a comprehensive school improvement partner in an unprecedented effort to turn around its underperforming schools. Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn said, “The School Improvement funding provides an unprecedented opportunity for us to fix our strug… Continue reading

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Night School Gives Struggling Students Another Chance

Peabody Patch – John Castelluccio MA 17-Feb Peabody school officials formally opened an alternative night school at Peabody High earlier this month. There are currently 15 students enrolled. The program, in much the same way the old alternative school functioned before it was finally cut from the school budget, serves students at risk of dropping out or failing classes at PVMHS. The alternative school curriculum, which includes core subjec… Continue reading

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Classroom Behavior Expert in Austin on Wednesday: Texas Educators Curbing Disruptive Behavior at School to Reduce Suspension Rates, Improve Learning

Teachers breaking away from traditional disciplinary approach to improve classroom behavior from bullying to whining with positive interventions from Pearson’s Review360® Austin, TX May 05, 2014 As educators from across Texas converge in Austin this week, a classroom behavior expert will share how Texas teachers are curbing disruptive behavior at school with positive interventions from Review360® to reduce suspension rates and improve learning. … Continue reading

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Five Teachers Rewarded for Creatively Helping Students Avoid “Summer Slump”

…t in action. The "summer slump" has long been a challenge, especially when it comes to reading and writing skills. "Students don’t practice enough over the summer and often return unprepared for the new school year," said Lynn Streeter, President of the Knowledge Technologies group of Pearson, developer of WriteToLearn. "The overwhelming response to the micro-grant program that we sponsored in conjunction with … Continue reading

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Greenwich High School Creates One-of-a-Kind Textbook to Match its Unique Science Course

Educators work with Pearson to customize science materials aligned to state standards Greenwich, Conn., August 18, 2011 — When ninth-graders enter their classrooms at Greenwich High School in a few weeks, they’ll be learning from a new, one-of-a-kind textbook created specifically for the district’s unique method for teaching science. Greenwich High School offers its ninth-graders an “Integrated Science” course that combines chemistry, biol… Continue reading

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what to say to to get an ex back we split up he took me back because iv been ill ex boyfriend craft make your ex girlfriend want you back will my ex come back Pearson K-12 Solutions Recommended for All Five Improvement Areas New York, NY,: January 22, 2010 — Today, the state of Colorado announced the selection of Pearson K-12 Solutions as a comprehensive school improvement partner to turn around its underperforming schools. … Continue reading

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Community members and K-12 Solutions to give Detroit Public Schools a makeover before students return

Three underperforming schools will get spruced up in preparation for major academic turnaround August 26, 2010 – Three chronically underperforming DPS schools are preparing for intense academic reforms this school year, but before reform starts on the inside, the schools will be reformed on the outside this Saturday. Volunteers from the community and Pearson’s K-12 Solutions, the schools’ academic reform partner, will plant flo… Continue reading

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New Pearson Foundation Survey: Students Who Own Tablets More Likely To Favor Digital Textbooks

…of student tablet owners believe the devices are valuable for educational purposes, according to a new survey from the Pearson Foundation. The survey reveals more than 70 percent of college students and college-bound high school seniors are interested in owning their own tablet device, with nearly 20 percent intending to purchase a tablet in the next six months. The Pearson Foundation Survey on Students and Tablets was conducted to gauge c… Continue reading

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Pearson’s Virtual School Operator Opening Physical High Schools

THE Journal May 29, 2012 By Dian Schaffhauser Education publishing and technology company Pearson will be opening physical versions of its virtual schools in five cities starting in August 2012. Connections Education, a business Pearson acquired in September 2011, has announced plans to create Nexus Academy charter schools in three cities in Ohio and two cities in Michigan, catering to grades 9 through 12. Up to now, Connections Ed has focused o… Continue reading

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Indiana School District Takes Math Program Digital

T.H.E. Journal – Tim Sohn April 2 An Indiana school district is taking its middle school math program digital to make sure its students have the necessary technology skills when they graduate. DeKalb County Central United School District has selected Pearson’s digits because it is aligned with Common Core State Standards and will help cut costs, according to Lynn Simmers, district assistant superintendent. The district will be switch… Continue reading

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Pascagoula School District Selects Pearson’s PowerSchool as New Student Information System and Schoolnet as Instructional Management System

Products will serve Pascagoula’s more than 7,000 students. Rancho Cordova, CA, May 29, 2012 — Today Pearson (NYSE:PSO) announced that Pascagoula School District, MS, selected Pearson’s PowerSchool as its new web-based student information system (SIS) and Schoolnet as its new Instructional Management Suite (IMS). This combination of Pearson products will serve Pascagoula’s more than 7,000 students. “Pascagoula School District chose PowerSch… Continue reading

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Pearson Acquires Connections Education

Gains leading position in fast-growing market for virtual schools September 15, 2011.  Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, is announcing today the acquisition of Connections Education from an investor group led by Apollo Management, L.P. Through its Connections Academy business, the company operates online or ‘virtual’ public schools in 21 states in the US—serving more than 40,000 students in the current school year. These virtual cha… Continue reading

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SuccessMaker Named Top Product of 2010 by U.S. School Administrators

…, overall, do more with less in today’s tight economic times. More “District Administration” readers than ever before voted in this year’s competition. “For SuccessMaker to be chosen by these top school administrators around the country who read ‘District Administration’ magazine is an immense honor,” said Bob Roliardi, president of Pearson Digital Learning. He added, “This award tells us that… Continue reading

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Virginia's Alternative Education Center Boosts Graduation Rate by 19 Percent in Two Years

New Personalized, Digital Curriculum Helps At-risk Students Stay in School and Graduate Washington DC, March 3, 2011 — In two short years, Virginia’s New Directions Alternative Education Center (New Directions), a high school focused on reaching students who do not fit well into a traditional high school, successfully increased the graduation rate from 78 percent to 97 percent, an improvement of nearly 20 percent. During the same tim… Continue reading

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New NCTAF Publication: Team Up for 21st Century Teaching & Learning

Research Reveals that Professional Teamwork Is the Key To Improving School Performance and Increasing Student Achievement WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 24, 2010 – Steve Robinson (White House Office of Domestic Policy), Brad Jupp (US Department of Education), Tom Payzant (Harvard Graduate School of Education), Beth Wray (Pearson) and teachers from Howard County, Maryland speak on the power of teamwork in high performing schools at the release of … Continue reading

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High School Students on the Road to Success with Pearson's NovaNET Digital Courses Aligned with the Common Core State Standards

College and Career-readiness Fully Infused into Pearson’s Mathematics and English Language Arts Programs Phoenix, Ariz. — April 14, 2011 — The tens of thousands of middle and high school students across the country who are improving their math and literacy skills every day with Pearson’s NovaNET Courseware digital courses are already on their way to gaining an understanding of how to achieve the critical learning goals de… Continue reading

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Texas Pre-Kindergarten Classrooms Will Be More Rigorous

New research shows college and career readiness starts with math in Pre-K Top Texas education officials recently voted to recommend Pearson Scott Foresman’s Opening the World of Learning to schools statewide Austin, TX, December 9, 2010 — School children in Texas’ pre-Kindergarten classrooms will learn from new, more rigorous digital and print instructional materials next school year after the Texas State Board of Educa… Continue reading

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MEDIA ADVISORY: New Instructional Materials for Texas Pre-Kindergarten Classrooms Premiering at State Capitol Tuesday

Sneak Preview: Pearson Scott Foresman’s Opening the World of Learning Pre-K program to be featured Austin, TX, January 31, 2011 — Schools across Texas are right now choosing instructional programs for next school year, and the public can get a sneak preview of the new, more rigorous pre-K materials on Tuesday. The state’s youngest students will head back to school with brand new materials in the fall, and Pearson’s Openin… Continue reading

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New research shows 'cute' doesn't cut it in preschool; Studies reveal math in pre-K is top predictor of school success

…hority on using math in the classroom to prepare pre-Kindergarten students for success in Kindergarten and beyond. “The research is clear. A child’s exposure to math in pre-Kindergarten is indicative of later school success. Preschool-age children are natural learners and capable of understanding much more than we often give them credit for,” said Dr. Copley, a veteran teacher of nearly 40 years and professor of education a… Continue reading

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Alleyoop Joins Get Schooled and Celebrity Ambassadors Ciara and Chris Pine to Motivate Attendance

Delivering Sizzle of Celebs With Content That Pops for Get Schooled’s Fall Attendance Challenge BOSTON, MA– Oct 22, 2012 – Today Alleyoop joins Get Schooled’s Fall Attendance Challenge, featuring Get Schooled Celebrity Ambassadors like Ciara and Chris Pine to help motivate teens from 225 schools around the nation as they power through their first semester of the year. It’s unfortunate, but up to 7.5 million teens m… Continue reading

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Tennessee Approves Pearson As Partner to Help Turn Around Struggling Schools

Pearson K-12 Solutions Set to Provide Whole School Reform, Professional Development and Technical Assistance July 7, 2010.:  Tennessee has approved Pearson K-12 Solutions to provide Whole School Reform, Professional Development and Technical Assistance to improve its struggling schools as part of its Race to the Top implementation. Pearson K-12 Solutions President Scott Drossos noted, “We are all set to bring our comprehensive research-bas… Continue reading

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Dr. Steven Guttentag Named President, Connections Education

…l head of direct delivery for Pearson, a post he assumed in January 2014. In this capacity, Dr. Guttentag directed Pearson’s strategy around the acquisition, management and operations of K-12 virtual, blended and campus-based schools worldwide. “With Steven’s deep understanding of digital learning, his curiosity to drive innovation, and his commitment to achieving the best for every student, he is the ideal person to carry Connections Educa… Continue reading

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Learning in Muskogee Schools Going Digital

Muskogee Public Schools to transform learning for junior and high school students in partnership with Pearson Muskogee, OK, July 23, 2013 In a major effort to boost the number of graduates ready to tackle college and careers after high school, the Muskogee Board of Education on Tuesday approved a partnership with the Pearson education company that will help transform how Muskogee students learn. Muskogee Public Schools soon will get new digital … Continue reading

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Major improvement in discipline in Huntsville schools as digital learning is launched

PRESS RELEASE FROM HUNTSVILLE CITY SCHOOLS Student suspensions down 56 percent this year as students work with computers, new digital curriculum Huntsville, AL, September 20, 2012 – Huntsville students are more engaged and interested in learning this year after computers for every student and a new digital curriculum were launched, and district officials say they can see a big improvement in behavior in the classroom, with suspensions down 56 pe… Continue reading

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Pearson’s WriteToLearn Adds Enhanced Features for English Learners

Compton Unified School District and Hundreds of Schools Turn to WriteToLearn to Accelerate Development of Reading Comprehension and Writing Skills Bloomington, Minn. November 06, 2013 According to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly 5 million students arrive in U.S. classrooms every day facing not just the challenge of meeting today’s more rigorous achievement goals, but also the hurdle of learning a new language. Considered by … Continue reading

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Pearson Introduces Schoolwide Improvement Model at National Summit

Global Experts Headline Conference with Focus on K-12 Leadership for Systemwide Change Orlando, FL – February 9, 2012 – At a National Summit in Orlando today, Pearson will introduce its “Schoolwide Improvement Model” (SIM), a comprehensive research-based approach for attaining sustainable systemwide change in K-12 schools. Forged in partnership with school districts large and small, urban and rural, the new innovative and flexible Schoolwide Im… Continue reading

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Pearson Foundation Donates $2.2 Million to Smithsonian for Next Generation Learning

…orts the Smithsonian museums’ use of these technologies to disseminate free Smithsonian education programs to classrooms and cultural institutions around the globe. The opportunity builds upon the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Next Generation Learning initiative announced at this time last year. Beginning this summer, educators at both the Hirshhorn and U.S. Postal museums will develop individual “next generation lear… Continue reading

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National Education Foundation Launches Adopt-a-School Grant Program

T.H.E. Journal – Joshua Bolkan 3-Jan The National Education Foundation (NEF), in partnership with the State University of New York (SUNY), has launched the Adopt-a-School Program, a grant initiative designed to bring STEM learning resources to disadvantaged schools. The program asks schools to find local businesses to sponsor them at an annual cost of $190 per employee. In return, NEF will set up a virtual adult ed academy to train the spo… Continue reading

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High Tech Texas Writing Coach Will Help Improve Grammar for the Texting Generation

New weapon in the grammar battle headed to classrooms across the state Austin, TX, December 6, 2010 — Texas schools pushing for improved grammar and performance in writing by the texting and Twitter generation of students will get help from a new high-tech “Writing Coach.” The State Board of Education recently approved a plan to offer Pearson’s Texas Writing Coach as a tool for school districts to make sharp improvem… Continue reading

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Manhattan Beach Unified School District Selects Pearson’s PowerSchool as New Student Information System

PowerSchool Will Provide Advanced Functionality and 21st Century Collaboration for Student Success RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – Oct. 10, 2012 – Pearson, the global leader in education technology and services, announced today that Manhattan Beach Unified School District has selected PowerSchool as its new web-based student information system (SIS). PowerSchool will now serve over 7,000 students in Manhattan Beach Unified School District, which is loc… Continue reading

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Classrooms of the future coming to Schuyler-Industry

Students to learn with iPads, MacBooks and digital curriculum Wednesday: Community Unit School District 5 school board to vote on partnership with Pearson 1:1 Learning for major tech move to help teachers prepare every student for college and careers Rushville, IL (May 23, 2012) — Committed to preparing students for success from home room to the board room, Schuyler-Industry Superintendent Mathew Plater will ask the school board Wednesday to ap… Continue reading

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Sweetwater Union High School District Teams up with Pearson to Ensure Career- and College-Readiness with Custom Curriculum

Innovative Partnership Builds Rigor and Relevance into Secondary Literature Programs Chula Vista, CA, November 30, 2010 — The Sweetwater Union High School District of Southern California, after recognizing diminishing college and work force readiness levels of their graduating seniors, partnered with Pearson, the education services and technology company, to create a unique custom literature program to support their innovative rhetorical a… Continue reading

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ACT and Pearson Support Local Learning Program

Joint Donation to Iowa City Community School District Foundation IOWA CITY, IOWA-In recognition of ACT’s 50th anniversary and 50-year working relationship with the Assessment and Information Group of Pearson, the companies will contribute a combined $100,000 to the Iowa City Community School District Foundation to support a Complementary Learning Program which starts this summer for Iowa City elementary school students. The ICCSD Founda… Continue reading

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New Joint Venture Between Pearson and City Year to Combat the Nation’s Dropout Crisis

Pearson’s Software Program, Prevent, to Help City Year Identify At-risk Students, Guide Research into the Most Effective Interventions Washington, DC,: June 29, 2010 — The education services and technology company, Pearson, and City Year, a national service organization devoted to dropout prevention, are partnering to help more students stay in school and graduate. City Year is an AmeriCorps program that engages diverse young Americ… Continue reading

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Actress and Math Expert Danica McKellar Featured on New myMathUniverse, Free Site for Middle School Students from Pearson

Unveiled at 2012 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, New Portal Designed to Show Kids “Math Doesn’t Suck,” With Cool Videos, Games to Build Skills, Develop Confidence Philadelphia, April 26, 2012 — Middle school students everywhere will think math is out of this world when they visit myMathUniverse, a new, free site featuring math expert and actress Danica McKellar debuting today at the 2012 National … Continue reading

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Pearson Launches New Curriculum Material Purchasing System with Newark Public Schools

Collaboration to Reduce Costs, Streamline Ordering Process for Local Educators Upper Saddle River, NJ,: May 26, 2010 — Pearson, the education services and technology company, announced today that it has worked with Newark Public Schools to integrate their respective purchasing systems, making it one of the first joint ventures of this kind in the nation. The new set up links Newark’s 75 schools straight to the Pearson’s online … Continue reading

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100 Percent Digital Math Program Reinvents Learning for Northwest Indiana Middle Schoolers

digits From Pearson Cuts Teacher Administrative Tasks in Half, Allowing More Time for Students Munster, Ind., March 20, 2012 — A new all-digital math program is making a big change in learning for students at Wilbur Wright Middle School in Munster, Ind. The school is one of the first in the country to adopt the new digits curriculum that offers each student a personalized learning path for individual success. This revolutionary approach to… Continue reading

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Connections Education, Leading Virtual Education Provider, Honored with Multiple Awards for Curriculum Excellence

– Wins Span Elementary to High School, Virtual Dissection to Chinese Language — BALTIMORE, October 15, 2012 – Connections Education (www.ConnectionsEducation.com), the leading virtual education provider, has been honored with multiple national awards for curriculum excellence. A division of Pearson (www.pearson.com), Connections Education, was named a winner of three ComputED Gazette’s 17th Annual Education Software Review Awards (E… Continue reading

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Bye-Bye Books: Huntsville School Board Votes For Digital Learning

The times are a changin’. Students are now saying goodbye to traditional textbooks in Huntsville, as school board members voted to adopt a digital learning plan Thursday night. Board members unanimously passed the landmark measure after a brief presentation about how the so-called “paperless model” will work. The digital plan means all students will be given their own laptop or tablet when they return to school in August in lieu of paper textboo… Continue reading

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Pearson Offers Virginia Students Nation's #1 Elementary Mathematics Program Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley enVisionMATH Virginia

…TH achieved stunning gains on standardized tests after just one year. Now, Pearson’s customized Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley enVisionMATH Virginia, benchmarked to Virginia’s Standards of Learning, is available to schools across the Commonwealth in digital, print, or blended formats. Pearson’s Senior Vice President Mike Evans, who heads up the company’s School Mathematics programs, said, “Overall, U.S. students&#8217… Continue reading

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Alleyoop: Making College Readiness Attainable for High School Students

BostInno – Lauren Landry 21-Jun Patrick Supanc had been working as the senior vice president of new ventures and innovation for Pearson when he started to think about how he could further evolve the state of education technology. What he had realized was that content could be delivered online more effectively, and that high school students could be preparing for college in a fundamentally different way. So, the SVP of new ventures pitched… Continue reading

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Pearson Leads "Tech & Learning" Magazine's Prestigious 28th Annual Awards of Excellence With Seven Winners

…ollege and careers. Pearson’s 2010 Awards of Excellence winners are: Miller & Levine Biology Digital Path, Perspective, PowerSchool – Studio Edition, Prentice Hall Literature (PHLit Online), Prentice Hall High School Math Digital Path, Prevent and SuccessMaker. The winning products will be featured in the December 2010 issue of “Tech & Learning” magazine, as well as on the website. “Now that the use of techno… Continue reading

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SuccessMaker’s Adaptive Learning Model Accelerates Achievement for Young Learners

New Jersey Charter School Achieves Adequate Yearly Progress When Students Learn With Pearson’s K-8 Personalized Program Phoenix, April 10, 2012 — Personalized learning is more than a trend in education – it is widely recognized as the key to ensuring that all students are on the path for success in school, college and careers. However, to create personal learning roadmaps for students, schools need research-based, proven programs that ar… Continue reading

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Readers Nationwide Set New World Record By Reading The Children's Classic The Snowy Day

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record focuses attention on the importance of early literacy New York, NY, October 7, 2010 — Today, adults and children across the country are taking part in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record™, a nationwide campaign to set a new world record for the largest shared reading experience on a single day. Starting this morning at the TODAY Show in New York City, and continuing in schools, community center… Continue reading

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“Young Scientists Tanzania” Launches for High School Students

…internationally acclaimed Young Scientist Exhibition inIreland. Like this annual event, now in its 48th year, Young Scientists Tanzania 2012 aims to popularize science among young people through this competition in which both schools and students can take part. Beginning early next year, participating schools will be supported through teacher workshops that provide mentoring and practical advice on appropriate research methodologies that can shap… Continue reading

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Pearson Launches Next Generation of Proven Personalized Reading and Math Solution for K-8 Learners

Special Education Students at Texas District Realize Remarkable Gains Learning With SuccessMaker NEW YORK – Aug. 26, 2014— Schools and districts around the country are increasingly personalizing the learning process to ensure that all students are on track for meeting and exceeding today’s more rigorous learning goals and graduating college and career ready. To continue to support educators in this critical mission, Pearson today unveiled the ne… Continue reading

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Vote for Summer Learning!

With an eye on the upcoming election, these fun top ten summer learning activities keep kids engaged in learning, prepared for the new school year. Summer Learning — Looking to help your youngster understand the voting process and the election? Hit your local library and stock up on books for all ages, like Duck for President by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin. BALTIMORE (June 19, 2012) — Vote for learning this summer and keep… Continue reading

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Connections Education, Leading Virtual Education Provider, Wins Three 2012 BESSIE Awards for Exemplary Educational Software

…learning innovator won three 2012 BESSIE Awards for its exemplary, proprietary educational software and learning tools: Oklahoma State History — Upper Elementary Social Studies Website Elementary Chinese – Middle School Foreign Language Website Virtual Science Lab Website:  Science Simulation Tools — High School 2012 marks the third straight year that Connections Education, which is part of the global learning company, Pearson… Continue reading

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PowerSchool Independent Software Vendor Program Tops 100 Education Technology Partners

Pearson and Partners Deliver Integrated Solutions for Schools to Millions of Teachers, Administrators, Students and Parents NEW YORK – June 19, 2014 – Today Pearson announced that more than 100 education technology companies have joined its independent software vendors (ISV) program. Through the ISV program, Pearson and its partners collaborate with the K-12 education community to simplify school administration and accelerate student learning. … Continue reading

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Colorado Connections Academy Teacher Receives Outstanding Online Teacher Recognition

…plication demonstrated strong evidence of the impact you have on student achievement and growth. Thank you for your tireless dedication to improving student performance through diverse and innovative strategies in your online school. We are pleased to recognize you as a leader in your field and a role model for educators across our state.” Siddall is currently in his fourth year teaching at Colorado Connections Academy. He began his career … Continue reading

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Pearson Offers Tennessee Students Nation’s #1 Elementary Mathematics Program Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley enVisionMATH Tennessee

…d tests after just one year. Now, Pearson’s customized Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley enVisionMATH Tennessee, benchmarked to the state’s standards and aligned to the new Common Core State Standards, is available to schools across the state in digital, print or blended formats. Pearson’s Senior Vice President Mike Evans, who heads up the company’s School Mathematics programs, said, “Overall U.S. students’ scores … Continue reading

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Pearson Debuts Elementary School Apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

“Grammar Jammers” Features Animated, Interactive Musical Lessons for Mastering Grammar Basics New York, NY, October 21, 2010 — Catchy contractions? Acoustic adjectives? Pulsating pronouns? Students get in sync with grammar fundamentals through: Grammar Jammers, the first of Pearson’s K-12 learning apps for school kids, created across a variety of mobile platforms. Grammar Jammers offers interactive animated videos… Continue reading

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State of the Schools address outlines plans to “right-size” Huntsville’s school system

WAAY-TV April 30 A year in review for Huntsville City Schools; Superintendent Casey Wardynski delivered the State of the Schools Address Tuesday. 2012-2013 was a big year of “firsts” for the Huntsville City School System, and parents were able to hear a condensed version of it, in an hour long address at Columbia High School. This school year the system made the switch to all-digital curriculum. It was also the first year Huntsville… Continue reading

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South Dakota Adopts Pearson's WriteToLearn as Statewide Writing Assessment

…Pearson‘s web-based tool for building writing and reading comprehension skills, students in grades 5, 7 and 10 will now have their skills evaluated at least three times per year rather than just once near the end of the school year, allowing teachers access to test results for progress monitoring to help students improve throughout the school year. “In South Dakota, we believe that assessment should be directly connected to improved s… Continue reading

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Tech-savvy Kansas School District Opts for Literature Program Developed to Meet Rigorous Common Core State Standards

El Dorado educators personalize learning with emphasis on digital resources El Dorado, Kansas, April 09, 2012 — Curriculum Director Julie Jensen sees technology as the great equalizer for students in El Dorado Public Schools, a district about 30 miles outside of Wichita, Kansas. For eight years running the district has purchased electronic copies of course materials for every student and only one set of printed classroom texts. This schoolContinue reading

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Pearson's Waterford Early Learning, SuccessMaker and NovaNET All Enhanced to Meet Student Needs in the New School Year

…y Learning, SuccessMaker, and NovaNET. “Our continued investment in education technology is evidence of our ongoing commitment to personalized learning for students of all ages – from pre-kindergarten through high school, and beyond. These innovative digital curriculum programs include embedded assessments and adapt directly to each child’s learning style,” said Bob Roliardi, President of Pearson’s Digital Learning. … Continue reading

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Pearson Offers Indiana Common Core State Standards K-12 Math Programs

Digital, Print Curricula Designed to Prepare Students for College and 21st Century Careers Indianapolis, March 23, 2011 — When school begins in fall 2011, Indiana teachers will face a new challenge as they implement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics to prepare students for success in college and careers. Among the programs that Indiana schools and districts can choose from to meet these rigorous learning goals is an: array of… Continue reading

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ASCD and Pearson Partner with Renowned Education Researcher to Create Leadership Development Program for School Principals

…cts, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, and the education services and technology company Pearson today announced a partnership to develop a comprehensive online leadership program for school principals and leadership teams. The new cloud-based Principal Compass™ will debut at ASCD’s 67th Annual Conference and Exhibit Show in Philadelphia March 24-26. ASCD and Pearson are collaborating with the Marzano Res… Continue reading

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Pearson Takes Top Honors in Prestigious Ed-Tech Awards Competition

Digital Programs Recognized for Personalized Learning Solutions for High School and College Students New York, NY,: May 27, 2010 — Innovative education technology programs from: Pearson took top honors in the prestigious 2010 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards. CourseConnect, a library of customizable online courses for colleges and universities; and MathXL® for School, a powerful, yet affordable, Web-b… Continue reading

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Pearson Showcases Online Curricula for Educating Scientists of Tomorrow at National Science Teachers Association Annual Conference

…nd interactive activities that personalize learning and take students on real-life journeys of scientific discovery. Don Buckley, co-author of Pearson’s new: Interactive Science program and Director of Technology at The School at Columbia University, reveals how this new middle school curriculum takes learning to the next level, allowing students to both learn science concepts and build critical collaboration, networking, multi-tasking and … Continue reading

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Teachers, Students and Parents Stay on Track for Academic Success With Online, Standards-Based Gradebook From Pearson

…h PowerTeacher, Pearson’s web-based gradebook. A new: PowerTeacher video from Pearson shows the ways that this online gradebook is helping students, teachers and parents monitor progress and stay on track for success in school, college, and careers. PowerTeacher, a component of PowerSchool, is an innovative online gradebook, providing the latest technology for true standards-based grading.: PowerTeacher Mobile, launched last fall, is a free… Continue reading

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High-Performing Ohio School District Aims to Create “Great Mathematical Thinkers” With Interactive All-Digital Middle Grades Program

digits From Pearson Fully Aligned to Common Core State Standards Milford, Ohio, May 17, 2012 — Middle schoolers at Ohio’s Milford Exempted Village are among the first students in the nation to follow the mathematics learning path outlined by the new Common Core State Standards thanks to an all-new 100 percent digital program. The high-performing district – earning the Ohio Department of Education’s rating of “Excellent” or “Excellent with … Continue reading

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Rural Indiana Middle Schoolers Join Thousands of Students Nationwide Learning With 100 Percent Digital Math Program

Fully Aligned to Common Core State Standards, digits Frees Teachers From Administrative Tasks, Increases Time for Working With Students  WATERLOO, Ind. – March 28, 2012 – Before DeKalb County Central United School District middle schoolers graduate from high school, the number of jobs in engineering and science will more than double. Their teachers want to be sure they are ready not only to take on those jobs, but to succeed in careers that don… Continue reading

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Connections Education, Leading Virtual Education Provider,Wins 2011 EDDIE Award

Honored for Best High School Chemistry Site BALTIMORE (October 25, 2011) – Connections Education (www.ConnectionsEducation.com), the leading virtual education provider, has been named a winner of ComputED Gazette’s 16th Annual Education Software Review Awards (EDDIE Awards). Connections Education, won the 2011 EDDIE Award for “Best High School Chemistry Website,” for its Chemistry A and B high school chemistry course.  2011 marks the second stra… Continue reading

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Mendon School District moving forward with plan to issue laptops to students

Quincy Herald-Whig IL The Mendon School District has decided to take a plunge off a technological high dive. The big splash will come in August when the district embarks on a three-year pilot project that will transform the way Mendon students are educated. Pearson has agreed to work hand-in-hand with the district to design, develop, implement and support the “1:1″ venture. The company is assigning a team of consultants to work with … Continue reading

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Virtual Schooling in Ohio

Cincinnati Parent More parents are enrolling their children into a virtual classroom. Virtual Community School of Ohio (VCS), Ohio Connections Academy (OCA), and Buckeye Online School for Success (BOSS) are just a few schools offering families an educational alternative. VCS is an online charter school, states their director of communications, Lori Berkheimer. Due to the struggling economy, parents are more frequently seeking educational money s… Continue reading

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Freedom Park School gets national award

Augusta Chronicle http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2011-12-12/freedom-park-school-gets-national-award?v=1323739391 … Continue reading

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Pearson Leverages Power of Mobile Learning, Research-Based Instructional Approach to Close High School Literacy Gap

Miami Dade Public Schools Among First to Adopt iLit, New Core Reading Program for Struggling Readers on iPad ORLANDO – Jan. 30, 2013 – Taking a bold step toward closing this country's adolescent literacy gap, Pearson today launched iLit, its new core reading program for struggling readers. Featured at FETC 2013, iLit is the first and only complete instructional solution built and delivered on iPad, offering each student personalized learn… Continue reading

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Virtual Public School A Reality In Louisiana

WDSU 10-Apr Virtual public school, K-12, is a reality in Louisiana. The Louisiana Connections Academy is the first virtual public school in the state. Administrators and staff walk into a real office in Baton Rouge every day; but students attend school at home. http://www.wdsu.com/r/30865398/detail.html   … Continue reading

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Florida Students Win Global Call to Action Challenge, Sponsored by the Pearson Foundation and PeaceJam

Chautauqua Learn and Serve Charter School Earns Visit from Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams New York, NY, November 07, 2011 — A team of students from the Chautauqua Learn and Serve Charter School in Panama City, Florida today were named the 2011 winners of the Global Call to Action Challenge, sponsored by the Pearson Foundation and PeaceJam. The award to the Chautauqua PeaceJam chapter recognizes their efforts to advance the rights of pe… Continue reading

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Study Reveals Students Feel Strongly that Tablets Will Transform Learning in Higher Education

Pearson survey polled over 1,200 college students from 2-year and 4-year colleges, universities, and graduate schools NEW YORK, NY — September 10, 2014 — The vast majority of today’s college students agree that tablets will transform the way college students learn in the future (81 percent)and will encourage students to buy digital textbooks instead of print (82 percent), according to a new study conducted by Harris Poll, released today on behal… Continue reading

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Pearson, Columbia University Announce Partnership to Design Innovative Online Learning Program using Social Technology

Columbia Students to Benefit from Social Learning Environment New York, NY, March 29, 2011 – Pearson and Columbia University’s School of Continuing Education today announced a partnership to design an innovative online learning program that leverages Pearson’s social technology platform to support cooperative learning. Beginning with a series of pilots starting this summer, the School of Continuing Education will offer cour… Continue reading

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Comprehensive Literature Review on Flipped Learning Now Available

…arning” focuses on how the model affects personalization and differentiation, discusses active learning and explores how flipped learning serves diverse student populations.  An analysis of implementations and results in K-12 schools and colleges and universities is also included. Flipped Learning Network’s Executive Director Kari M. Arfstrom, said, “The Flipped Learning literature review is particularly compelling because it reveals that the ava… Continue reading

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New Version of WriteToLearn, Complete Online Tool for Building Writing and Reading-Comprehension Skills, Debuts for Back-to-School

Boulder, CO, September 8, 2010 – With the recent launch of the Common Core Standards for K-12 education and their rapid adoption by states around the country, schools and districts are investigating new strategies for putting students on the path to building the reading and writing skills necessary to meet the demands of college and careers by high school graduation. Today’s launch of: WriteToLearn™ 6.0, the newest version of P… Continue reading

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Pearson Wins First Place Awards in New York Book Show

Titles Honored for Innovative Book Designs New York, NY – February 4, 2010 – Eleven of Pearson’s creative School and Higher Education book designs took home awards from the 24th annual New York Book Show, sponsored by the Bookbinder’s Guild of New York, The awards recognize quality in the design, graphics, production, printing, and binding of books. Pearson’s three First Place awards were: Magruder’s American Govern… Continue reading

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More Than Two Million People Break World Reading Record to Combat Nation's Early Education Crisis

6th Annual Jumpstart’s Read for the Record focuses attention on the importance of early education and school preparedness BOSTON, MA – Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® 2011 campaign, presented in partnership with Pearson Foundation, has officially set a new world record for the world’s largest shared reading experience. On October 6, adults across the globe read Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney to 2,184,155 children. Through We Give Books,… Continue reading

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Mobile County School District Invests Federal Stimulus Dollars in Local Teachers

…program is a world-class education.” Echoing those words, the President and Education Secretary Arne Duncan released billions of dollars in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus funds last year to local school districts throughout the country, including Alabama’s Mobile County Schools, to advance a wide variety of effective programs and services aimed at turning around America’s lowest-achieving schools. To mak… Continue reading

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WriteToLearn From Pearson Announces New Tools for Preparing Students for College and Career Success at ISTE 2014

Next Generation of Online Literacy Tool Planned for Back to School 2015 ATLANTA — June 30, 2014 — Today at ISTE 2014 in Atlanta, Pearson announced enhancements to WriteToLearn, its award-winning online literacy tool, making it an even more powerful tool for preparing students for success in college and careers. During the 2013-2014 school year, WriteToLearn helped more than 300,000 students across the United States in building the literacy skill… Continue reading

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Henry County Schools Implements Pearson’s Schoolnet in Time for Start of School

Web-based instructional management system will serve districts’ more than 40,000 students. New York, NY, August 22, 2012 – Today Pearson (NYSE:PSO) announced the successful completion of software training for 4,500 staff members at Henry County Schools, GA, on Pearson’s Schoolnet, in time for to the start of school. In late May of this year, Henry County Schools selected Schoolnet as its new web-based Instructional Management System… Continue reading

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San Diego Unified School District Selects Pearson’s Powerschool as New Student Information System

PowerSchool will provide advanced functionality and collaboration for student success SAN DIEGO, Calif. – September 17, 2012 – Pearson (NYSE:PSO), the global leader in education technology and services, announced today that San Diego Unified School District has selected PowerSchool as its new web-based student information system (SIS). PowerSchool will serve over 134,000 students in the district. “What really stood out to us about PowerSch… Continue reading

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SE Kansas school district ready to go truly all-digital

Associated Press (Lawrence Journal World) KS 28-May A small, southeast Kansas school district whose superintendent became a true believer after visiting an Illinois school is doing away with textbooks and paper tests in favor of all-digital instruction. K.B. Criss, superintendent of the 550-student district, was first exposed to digital learning through a project started by global education company Pearson in a North Carolina district, The Iola … Continue reading

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Pearson Launches PowerSchool® Version 7.0 and PowerTeacher™ Version 2.3

…  "Over the last 18 months, we have replaced all legacy infrastructure within PowerSchool, so the system is now a 100% Java application that now runs on the Oracle 11g database," said Paul Fletcher, president of the School Systems group of Pearson. "This investment keeps PowerSchool on pace with the technology and functionality demands in the education market place, and will allow Pearson to continue to build upon PowerSchool as th… Continue reading

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Pearson’s New SuccessNet Plus Puts Teachers in the Driver’s Seat with a Fully Loaded Engine for Curriculum, Classroom Administration, and Assessment

…r all the tools they need to personalize learning for every one of their students. SuccessNet Plus is the only K-12 platform that offers the unique combination of: Ready-to-use and customizable curriculum to meet class, school and district needs Formative, ongoing, and benchmark assessments integrated throughout curriculum to automatically inform and tailor instruction Fully integrated planning and tracking tools that simplify understanding… Continue reading

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Educators Offered Free Webinar on Striving Readers Grant as Federal Funds Flow into States

…mber 08, 2011 — The United States Department of Education awarded Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy grants this week to the following states: Georgia, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Texas. Individual school districts in these states now face the task of applying for this competitive grant funding at the state level. WHAT: Free webinar: “Top Five Things to Know About the Striving Readers Grant” To help school districts le… Continue reading

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Pearson Leads the 2010 SIIA CODiE Education Awards Competition With 13 Finalists

Innovative Products to Personalize Learning Honored in Prestigious Education Technology Awards Program NEW YORK – Feb. 26, 2010 – Thirteen is a lucky number for Pearson! With 13 education finalists in the 2010 Software & Information Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards, the education, technology and services company leads the prestigious competition. Pearson’s innovative ed-tech solutions for schools, colleges and universities are rec… Continue reading

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Pearson Foundation Donates Another $1 Million To Expand Teacher Training Programs at National Academy Foundation’s Public High Schools

2010 Grant Invests in Innovative Professional Development for Career Academy Faculty Philadelphia, PA, July 12, 2010 — Just weeks after a recent MDRC study confirmed the impact that small, specialized high schools have on high school graduation rates and student achievement, the Pearson Foundation today announced an additional $1 million grant to extend the professional development program for high school teachers and administrators at Nat… Continue reading

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Pearson Announces Farmington Municipal School District Upgrades to PowerSchool® – Studio Edition

District upgrades its student information system for reporting, assessment, and content integration Rancho Cordova, CA, August 2, 2010 — Pearson, the global leader in education technology and services, today announced that Farmington Municipal School District (FMS) in Farmington, NM, has chosen to upgrade its current student information system, PowerSchool®, to the new PowerSchool – Studio Edition. This new version of Pearson&#82… Continue reading

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Jersey schools begin digital conversion

Telegraph – TOM BOTT IL 21-Apr The conversion to a digital curriculum has begun in the Jersey Community school district in Illinois. The moves officially started with the signing of a five-year contract with the educational company Pearson and the purchase of a digital math series from McGraw Hill. The school district and Pearson agreed to a five-year partnership last week and a digital conversion pilot will start in the 2012-13 school yea… Continue reading

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Sunnyside teachers to use latest high-tech tool to spot, intervene in learning problems

New instructional improvement system is next big step in Sunnyside’s One-to-One learning initiative Tucson, Arizona – The Sunnyside Unified School District, already one of the leading school districts in America in converting to one-to-one digital learning for students, now will give teachers real-time data to provide immediate interventions to students with academic issues under a new partnership with the world’s leading education company. Sunn… Continue reading

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Pearson's Learning Teams Strategy Improves Student Performance, Research Confirms

…instructional solutions, according to a new study published in The American Educational Research Journal (AERJ). The model tested by the researchers in the study has been implemented by Pearson Learning Teams at more than 175 schools across the US. In a five-year study of 15 Title I schools serving 14,000 students, researchers William M. Saunders, Claude N. Goldenberg and Ronald Gallimore found that student achievement rose by 41 percent–a… Continue reading

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Pearson to Acquire Schoolnet

Brings together proven systems to personalize learning and improve teacher effectiveness New York, April 26, 2011 — Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, is announcing today the acquisition of Schoolnet, a fast-growing and innovative education technology company that aligns assessment, curriculum and other services to help individualize instruction and improve teacher effectiveness. Schoolnet now serves more than 5 millio… Continue reading

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Pearson “School of Thought” Video Series Honored as 2014 Beacon Awards Finalist

Garnering Tens of Thousands of Views Around the World, Videos Offer Glimpse of Trends, Possibilities and Opportunities to Apply Technology in Personalized Ways New York May 13, 2014 Pearson’s “School of Thought” video series is a finalist in the 2014 Beacon Awards, presented by the PreK-12 Learning Group of the Association of American Publishers. The videos are honored in the Webinars, Podcasts and Videos category which recognize recordings crea… Continue reading

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Net gain? Out-of-state companies bring all-online education to Iowa

Iowa families typically have three education options: public school, private school or home school. Two public school districts are adding a fourth option. Clayton Ridge School District in Guttenberg and CAM School District in Anita recently announced plans to open virtual academies in the fall that are operated by for-profit, out-of-state education management companies. Virtual schools, where students are taught entirely online, are on the rise… Continue reading

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Hackettstown Students Hit Their Learning Stride with Pearson's SuccessMaker and Waterford Early Learning

…ir; they’re looking at their parents dead in the eye with big smiles on their faces and with their chests all puffed up. They felt proud of themselves, and they felt special.” That’s how: Hackettstown Public Schools‘ Superintendent Robert Gratz describes the results of his rural New Jersey district’s initiative to accelerate student learning through the power of digital programs. What began as a pilot program four ye… Continue reading

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Pearson First to Provide Schools Complete Range of Services for Implementation of Common Core State Standards

…obtrusively, diagnose their needs swiftly, prescribe personalized learning, and monitor student progress for continuous improvement in student achievement and teaching effectiveness. Pearson is the first company to offer schools a complete range of services to meet all aspects of the Common Core State Standards. Peter Cohen, CEO of Pearson School, said, “There is no question that implementation of the Common Core standards represents… Continue reading

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Vote Today for Tomorrow’s Leaders in Finalist Round of “If We Were President” Contest

Five Creative Classroom Projects Vie for 2013 “Inauguration” in WeAreTeachers and Pearson Program Designed to Immerse Students in Civics Education, Build Collaboration and Problem-Solving Skills NEW YORK – Nov. 1, 2012 – As the 2012 Presidential Election campaign draws to a close, a new crop of candidates has emerged from five elementary schools around the country – finalists in the “If We Were President” contest, sponsored by Pearson and WeAreT… Continue reading

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Free Webinar – Author Michael B. Horn to Discuss Blended Learning with Educators

…plications for education leaders Sparking the interest of educators everywhere, blended learning combines technology-based online learning and face-to-face instruction. Blended learning can offer students a more personalized school experience with lessons that can be tailored to their needs. A typical blended learning model has students report in person to a school facility to meet with teachers, work through online lessons, and collaborate with… Continue reading

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Pearson’s Paul McFall Receives Association of American Publisher’s Highest Award

Honored for Career Dedicated to Improving Education Washington, DC, June 05, 2012 Recognizing a lifetime of dedication to improving education, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) today awarded its highest honor for service to the K-12 educational publishing industry to Paul McFall, Senior Vice President of Pearson School. AAP President Tom Allen presented the “Mary McNulty Award for Lifetime Service to Educational Publishing” to McFall … Continue reading

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Independent Study Confirms Middle-Grade Students Surpass Peers When Learning With Pearson Interactive Science

Inquiry-Based, Hands-on Science Program Builds Scientific Inquiry, Critical-Thinking Skills for All Types of Learners BOSTON – Feb. 15, 2012 – According to the U.S. Department of Labor, before today’s middle school students graduate from high school, the number of jobs in science and engineering will more than double. A new independent research report released today by Pearson reveals that the thousands of middle school students learning with th… Continue reading

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Students at Avant Garde Academy of Osceola getting jump start on state’s shift to digital learning

…books, to dive into the digital age. Avant Garde Academy of Osceola is bolstering instruction for students with digital curriculum on laptops to better prepare them for college and careers, and educators at the public charter school are inviting families to see the groundbreaking digital learning at an open house on Saturday, September 28. Principal Miguel Mediavilla and teachers will welcome families and showcase the digital classrooms from 10 a… Continue reading

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Marshfield School Committee approved new math textbooks

Marshfield Mariner – Mary Jane Hanron MA 28-Mar Numerators, denominators and long division will assume a fresh personality as Marshfield public schools adopt a new mathematics curriculum for the elementary grades. Assistant superintendent Ellen Martin presented a proposal to the School Committee on March 20 recommending adaptation of the enVision math text and materials published by Pearson. Superintendent Scott Borstel said that $400,000 … Continue reading

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Kansas School District implements Prentice Hall Literature Common Core Edition

T.H.E. Journal 11-Apr For the past eight years, all students in El Dorado Public Schools have been using electronic course materials. The district has only purchased one set of traditional textbooks in that time period. Taking digital one step further, the district decided last spring to implement Pearson’s Prentice Hall Literature Common Core Edition in preparation for Common Core State Standards testing, which will begin in the 2014-201… Continue reading

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Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools students to get new digital curriculum

Nash-Rocky Mountain Public School System April 9, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact:           Ashley Simmons Chief Public Information Officer Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools Phone: (252) 462-2523 Fax: (252) 459-2734 aesimmons@nrms.k12.nc.us   Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools students to get new digital curriculum   Exciting, interactive learning programs going into 13 NRMPS schools this month in major effort to boost instruction   Nashville, … Continue reading

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SMARTER Balanced and PARCC to Launch New Technology Readiness Tool to Support Transition to Online Assessments

Pearson to Develop and Support Open Source Tool for Evaluating School Technology and Infrastructure Readiness OLYMPIA, Wash. – Jan. 31, 2012 – The SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) today announced they have awarded a contract to Pearson to develop a new Technology Readiness Tool to support states as they transition to next-generation assessments. This new open… Continue reading

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Reversing high school drop out rates (With Video)

My Fox Orlando Feb. 16 LAKE MARY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) – Florida’s high school drop out rate is at 20 percent, ten percent shy of the national average. Sir Michael Barber has spent 20 years researching what makes for successful schools, and he says much of it is about leadership. Barber, a leading authority on education systems and education reform, was the education adviser to former United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair and visite… Continue reading

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myWorld Suite of Social Studies Programs Offers Powerful Virtual Experiences to Engage Students, Maximize Learning

Interactive Platform Encourages Independent Thinking and Peer Collaboration Boston, MA, July 21, 2011 — Today, the education technology and services company Pearson announced myWorld Social Studies and myWorld History, two social studies programs that offer digitally robust content aimed at helping young people make personal connections and build long-term understanding of key social studies concepts. myWorld History, a middle schoolContinue reading

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Pearson Foundation Extends Multi-Year Commitment to Provide Regional and National Support for National Academy Foundation’s Public High Schools

2011 grant supports continued professional development for NAF teachers nationwide. San Francisco, CA, July 19, 2011 — On the heels of President Barack Obama’s call to build strong industry-led partnerships that will transform the American education system, the Pearson Foundation today announced details of a $900,000 grant to extend the professional development program for high school teachers and administrators at National Acade… Continue reading

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Huntsville City Schools Approves Groundbreaking Move to Digital Learning for All Students

Pearson 1:1 Learning, digital textbooks to help transform education for college and career-ready students. Huntsville, AL, June 22, 2012 — The Huntsville City Schools board of education unanimously approved Superintendent Casey Wardynski’s bold plan to move the entire school district to digital learning. The significant effort to improve student achievement is set to launch for the 2012-2013 school year in partnership with Pearson. The gro… Continue reading

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Summer Learning Day is June 21st — Fun Summer Learning Activities for Kids: So You Think You Can Get Artsy This Summer?

BALTIMORE (June 20, 2013) –  This summer, educators at Connections Academy virtual public schools are encouraging parents to turn to the Arts for engaging ways to keep learning alive and support academics.  The importance of summer learning has come into focus over the years and June 21st has been designated Summer Learning Day by the National Summer Learning Association.  Studies have shown that academic concepts can “slide” over the summer, so… Continue reading

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Pearson School Partners with Tikatok, Barnes and Noble’s Online Children’s Publishing Platform

…platform for creating personalized online storybooks with Pearson’s new myWorld Social Studies elementary grades program. The new curriculum is available for review by educators now and will be in classrooms for the 2012-2013 school year. The partnership represents a major breakthrough as teachers can — for the first time — incorporate the latest digital storytelling technology from Tikatok into the Pearson social studies curriculum. … Continue reading

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Back to school/North: Students find change constant

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Sept. 6 It’s a new school year and there are different administrators, schedules and classes in many buildings, while others are paying more for lunches. Here’s a back-to-school roundup of North schools, highlighting some of the changes students have faced since returning to classes for 2012-13: Allegheny Valley Classes started Tuesday in the junior-senior high and Wednesday at Colfax Upper Elementary and Acme… Continue reading

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Award-winning SuccessMaker Digital Program for Grades K-8 Now Available Online

Latest Innovation Extends the Learning Day, Improves Data-driven Decision Making Philadelpha, PA — June 27 — Today at the International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) annual conference in Philadelphia, the education services and technology company Pearson announced that its digital K-8 program for mathematics and reading, SuccessMaker, will be available online. Ready for the 2011-2012 school year, school districts… Continue reading

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Pearson Announces Upgrades, Based on Educator Feedback, to Award-Winning, Tablet-Based Reading Intervention Program

Reading Levels, Engagement in Learning Soar for Pennsylvania Students Building Literacy Skills With iLit NEW YORK — Oct. 13, 2014 — At Pennsylvania’s York City Schools, students learning with iLit, Pearson’s tablet-based reading intervention program for grades 4-10, are more engaged and realizing great gains in developing literacy skills. Today the world’s leading learning company announced upgrades to the program, based on feedback… Continue reading

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Science Comes to Life for Middle Schoolers in Wisconsin with New "Interactive Science" Curriculum

Pearson’s Inquiry-based Program Engages Students with Virtual Learning, Animations, Hands-on Labs and “Write-in-the-Book” Texts Racine, WI, May 4, 2010 — There’s a big change coming for middle school students in Racine, Wisconsin. Come September, science will come to life for the school district’s 4,000 sixth, seventh, and eight graders as teachers introduce the new “Interactive Science… Continue reading

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At FETC, Pearson Announces Prentice Hall Literature Common Core Edition for Middle and High School

… tweens and teenagers who have grown up communicating without a focus on punctuation or proper grammar. Teachers need help in combating this extensive and growing trend,” said Doug McCollum, who heads up Pearson’s School Literacy Programs. McCollum continued, “As we began development of our new Prentice Hall Literature Common Core edition, we knew we had to tackle issues around student engagement and pinpoint every principle tha… Continue reading

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For Third Straight Year Digital Courses and Personalized Learning Help Brooksville Elementary Students Ace State Standards

Pearson’s SuccessMaker and Waterford Early Learning Keys to Florida Learners’ Success CHANDLER, Arizona – March 4, 2010 – Since 2007 Brooksville Elementary School (BES) in Brooksville has met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), the federal measurement of student progress as defined by the No Child Left Behind Act. By implementing the education services and technology company Pearson’s digital courseware products Success… Continue reading

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Out With Textbooks, in With Laptops for an Indiana School District

The New York Times “We’ve stopped pretending that the state board of education is the biggest school district in the state,” said Tony Bennett, Indiana’s superintendent of public instruction. “I believe in local control, and we don’t have the ability to be the keeper of knowledge we have been in the past. We’ll be better off if we uncuff people’s hands.” Uncuffed, Angela Bartolomeo’s sixth graders spent a recent Wednesday rearranging terms of eq… Continue reading

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New Online Learning Courses to Help Texas Students at Risk of Dropping out, those Getting a Head Start on College

Special screening: Pearson Virtual Learning classes to be showcased in Austin this week Austin, TX, February 10, 2011 — Texas schools will soon have a bigger course catalogue to offer middle and high school students, from those struggling to catch up on credits needed to graduate to those looking for college-level classes. Educators, parents, public officials and media can see a special screening of the Pearson Virtual Learning program at … Continue reading

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Hawaii's Smaller Learning Communities Consortium Turns to Pearson for Early Warning System for Identifying At-Risk Students

Prevent From Pearson Helps Districts Nationwide Eradicate the Dropout Problem Honolulu HI, December 6, 2010 — Funded by a five-year 2008 U.S. Department of Education Smaller Learner Communities (SLC) Grant, Hawaii’s Pinnacle of Success SLC Consortium is keenly focused on increasing academic performance for the nearly 2,400 students it serves. Now with the adoption of Prevent™: from Pearson, the consortium of six schools is ensu… Continue reading

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Pearson Foundation Invests $3 Million to Expand New Leaders for New Schools' Efforts to Transform Urban Schools

Donation to fund school reforms and research focused on shrinking the achievement gap. New York,: January 6, 2010 — The Pearson Foundation announced today a donation of $3 million over the next three years to support: New Leaders for New Schools, a national non-profit organization devoted to developing the next generation of school leaders for urban public schools. The Pearson Foundation extends: Pearson‘s commitment to education by … Continue reading

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Ace and Pearson Collaborate to Transform GED Test, Aligned with Common Core State Standards, Based on GED 21st Century Initiative

…conomy. The GED Test is used by all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, U.S. insular areas, Canadian provinces and territories, the U.S. military, and federal correctional institutions for the purpose of awarding a high school graduation equivalency credential. Nearly 800,000 GED Tests are taken each year, and in 2009, more than 470,000 individuals were awarded their high school credential. The new business, modeled to represent a public-pr… Continue reading

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Pearson, Intel Capital and Ascend Venture Group Invest in Innovative Educational Game Designer, Tabula Digita

…special line of Tabula Digita’s award winning DimensionM math series, called DimensionM Powered by Pearson. The math series, developed by Tabula Digita, is aligned to Pearson’s market-leading elementary and middle school programs: Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley enVisionMATH, Prentice Hall Middle Grades Mathematics, and Connected Math -CMP2. In the new phase of the relationship, Pearson and Tabula Digita have agreed to deepen their part… Continue reading

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Pearson Launches Chancery SMS Version 7.3

New Version Includes Academic Planner, a New Time-Saving Tool for School Counselors. Rancho Cordova, CA,: April 6, 2010 — Pearson today announced the release of Chancery SMS version 7.3. Chancery SMS provides student information management for some of the largest school districts in the United States. This latest release includes numerous innovative features, including a new, robust Academic Planner tool to help counselors track students&#… Continue reading

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Six Outstanding Educators Honored for Promoting Student Engagement in Civics Projects and Ideas

…he merits of their idea. With their tested, debated and revised bills, students then lobby local lawmakers. Missy Locke, Richland Elementary, Lynnville, Tenn. – “Safety First” – The students research safety within the school community and identify areas of need. Once knowledge is gained, the students devise a plan of action and present it to the proper officials. Tania Torres, Edcouch Elsa High School, Edcouch, Texas: “Edcouch Elsa Walk… Continue reading

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NovaNET Courseware Wins “Tech & Learning” Award of Excellence

…nors for seven of its online and mobile learning tools and programs. Serving more than 3 million students over the past 10 years, NovaNET Courseware provides personalized, comprehensive online learning paths to provide middle school through adult learners – especially those students most at risk of falling behind – with the necessary skills and competencies for college- and career-readiness. With individualized instruction, a complete learning ma… Continue reading

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PowerSchool Special Education Powered by TIENET Provides Schools Easy, Efficient Way to Manage Special Education Services

…educators. This solution combines PowerSchool, a leading student information system, with TIENET, a top special education case management and response to intervention system. Sheila Kublek, principal at Boularderie Elementary School in Nova Scotia, Canada, currently uses PowerSchool and TIENET and believes the collaboration will improve her staff’s ability to serve its special education students. “Single sign-on with PowerSchool and TIENET is so … Continue reading

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Jumpstart's Read for the Record Makes History, 2,057,513 Set New World Record for Annual Literacy Event

…Keats–on the same day, highlighting the importance of early literacy and, in the process, showcasing the important role that the non-profit organization Jumpstart plays in helping to prepare pre-schoolers for success in school and in life. Presented in partnership with the Pearson Foundation, Jumpstart’s Read for the Record broke its own one-day reading record for the fifth year in a row. Since 2006, more than five million record-brea… Continue reading

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Middle School Students Around the World Sharing Experiences in New Global Classroom

…tion and technology company, Pearson, and the global education network, TakingITGlobal (TIG), educators have immediate access to digitally driven content that makes global collaboration a reality for America’s middle schoolers with the click of a mouse. The myWorld TIGed project makes it easy to include global perspectives in the classroom by providing a free online community along with a collection of resources for schools implementi… Continue reading

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Digital Toolkit Provides Parents With School Guidance

Ed  Week By Karla Scoon Reid Oct. 14th, 2013 A new website and mobile app aims to give parents easily accessible resources to have a greater impact on their children’s education. Produced by NBC News and sponsored by Pearson, the Parent Toolkit will be a primer of sorts emphasizing the new Common Core State Standards but also providing guidance to help parents assure their children’s success in college, the workplace and beyond. The … Continue reading

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Pearson Names K-12 Usability Advisory Board To Further Efficacy Research

… involved in the design of research studies to support the development of digital curriculum programs. For more information, visit: www.pearsoned.com/usability. Contact:  kate.miller@pearson.com – 1.800.745.8489 About Pearson School Product Design Research and Evaluation The School Product Design Research and Evaluation team primarily supports the K-12 Pearson School division by providing research that spans the product lifecycle, including marke… Continue reading

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Charlotte's Smithfield Elementary School Third-Grade Class Wins National “If We Were President” Contest; Celebrates With "Inauguration Party"

WeAreTeachers and Pearson Honor Teacher Heather England and Students for Creative, Catchy “Vote Me Maybe” Video  how can i get my ex girlfriend back CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Jan. 23, 2013 – On the heels of the Presidential Inauguration, students in Heather England's third-grade class atSmithfieldElementary School today celebrated their own election success. Winners of the “If We Were President” contest, sponsored by Pearson and WeAreTe… Continue reading

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Tweeting Tweens and Teens Improve Skills with New High-Tech Writing Coach

Program’s Virtual Tutor Personalizes Learning, Dramatically Improves Each Student’s Proficiency in Grammar and Writing > Orlando, FL, February 1, 2011 — Schools nationwide now have access to a new high-tech tool, Writing Coach, to help middle and high school students keep their writing and grammar in tip-top shape, preparing them for college and future careers. Announced by the global education and technology company … Continue reading

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Pearson Acquires The Administrative Assistants Ltd.

Pearson’s student information systems will serve over 15 million students worldwide Rancho Cordova, CA, November 16, 2010 — Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, today announced the acquisition of The Administrative Assistants Ltd. (aal), provider of eSIS® student information system (SIS) in the K-12 school market worldwide. As the provider of PowerSchool® and Chancery SMS®, Pearson’s SIS applications… Continue reading

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Pearson's 2010 Social Studies Virtual Conference Brings Yesterday's History to Life Today

… 29. Like a traditional conference, educators will get access to live presentations, learn about new products, enjoy professional development opportunities, and network with their peers at the virtual conference. Teachers and school officials nationwide can register for the free, online conference at: http://www.pearsonschool.com/SSVcon. Presentations and events will occur every day during the two-week conference and cover a range of elementary, … Continue reading

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Practicing Math Skills Turns Into a Trip to the Arcade With Popular Funbrain Math Games Now Featured on myMathUniverse From Pearson

Free Middle-Grades Math Site Adds New Channel NEW YORK – Nov. 6, 2012 – Practicing math will now seem like a trip to the arcade for middle school students when they visit the new Funbrain™ channel on myMathUniverse, a free site developed to support Pearson’s award-winning middle-grades math program, digits. The original home of the bestselling “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” by Jeff Kinney, Funbrain is a fun and safe website with learni… Continue reading

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Pearson Announces Upgrades to Evidence-Based Working Memory Training Program to Enhance Flexibility and Usability

Pearson’s Cogmed Dramatically Improves Working Memory, Leading to Better Attention, Behavior and Capacity to Learn NEW YORK – Nov. 17, 2014 — As students across the nation settle into another school year, many face learning challenges or struggle to retain everything they are taught, making it difficult to succeed in the classroom. These difficulties may be the result of poor working memory, the ability to hold and manipulate information for a b… Continue reading

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Pearson Announces Wide Range of Teaching Effectiveness Programs to Get Educators Ready for Common Core State Standards

Personalized Learning Opportunities and Comprehensive Professional Development Offerings Ease Transition to Ensuring College and Career-Readiness for Students Boston, MA, April 25, 2011 — Upwards of two million school teachers across the U.S. are slated to begin implementing new and rigorous academic programs in their mathematics and reading/language arts classrooms over the next three years as most states sign on to the new Common Core… Continue reading

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“Foundations of Flipped Learning” Named Top Product of 2013 by School Administrators

…ne coaching to prepare teachers to flip their classrooms. The annual District Administration “Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products” awards recognize the year’s most innovative products, and inform superintendents and other senior school leaders about products their colleagues are using to accelerate student achievement. This year’s winners were selected by the magazine’s editors from a record 1,800-plus reader nominations. “As educators and administr… Continue reading

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Local school named among top 5 finalists in classroom contest

WSOC TV NC 5-Nov A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools classroom is one of five finalists in a Pearson Classroom Contest: “If We Were President.” Teachers were asked to explore how their students would lead the country from the Oval Office and how they would want to change the world. http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local-education/local-school-named-among-top-5-f inalists-classroom/nSwsC/ … Continue reading

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Pearson Empowers Parents and Students with PowerSchool Mobile for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

…e iPhone®, iPod® touch and iPad®. Now available on the App Store, these apps provide real-time access to attendance, grades, assignments, scores — and much more — to the 10 million students and their parents whose schools use PowerSchool, the fastest-growing, most widely used web-based student information system. “Our new PowerSchool app revolutionizes the way that millions of busy parents can stay in touch with their children’s lives… Continue reading

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CONNECTIONS EDUCATION NAMED ”TOP WORKPLACE” BY THE BALTIMORE SUN

…ompany employees nationwide work from home. Since it was founded in 2001, Connections Education has helped to re-define public education in the United States, by supporting high-quality, highly accountable virtual and blended schools for students in grades K-12. In its earliest days, the e-learning pioneer served roughly 400 students in two full-time Connections Academy virtual public schools. Today, 33 Connections Academy and Nexus Academy publi… Continue reading

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Pearson Congratulates San Diego Teacher on Lifetime Achievement Award from People to People International

Forward-thinking Educator, Eugene Yee, Committed to Improving Local Schools San Diego, CA October 1, 2010 — The education services and technology company Pearson congratulates Eugene (Gene) Yee, a fourth-grade teacher at Chula Vista Public Schools on receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from People to People International (PTPI) today at the organization’s Symposium on Peace and Conflict in Phoenix, Arizona. For more than 50 y… Continue reading

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Strengthening Teacher and Principal Performance: New Guide Offers Best Practices to States and Districts

…debating changes. These changes are also the result of federal programs, such as Race to the Top, the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, and the Teacher Incentive Fund grants. To assist states and school districts as they undertake the critical task of developing and launching next-generation educator effectiveness systems, Pearson today unveiled a new guide, “Evaluating Teachers and Principals: Developing Fair,… Continue reading

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