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

    ...rbin (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 School, keynoted by U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Pearson’s Vice President for the Midwest and Northeast Pat McHug...
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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...
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    CAM Community School District Announces Iowa Connections Academy, Statewide Virtual Public School, for 2012-2013

    ...wa – 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 Enrollment Deadline – March 1, 2012.   IACA will begin enrollment immediately as part of th...
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    Million Voice Project Invites Students to Share Views on Their School Experience and Help Improve Education

    ...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 Pearson Foundation, is asking students in classrooms across the United States to share their impressions of their school experience. This innovative digital survey is d...
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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...
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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...
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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)...
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    Wireless Internet Access Shrinks When Students Arrive at School, According to New Study

    ...n 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 students hav...
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    Ripon Unified School Board Approves Connections Academy Virtual Charter School for 2012-2013

    ...dents 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 Board for the 2012-2013 school year. California Connections Academy @ Ripon will begin enrollment in spring 2012 for the 2012-2013 academic year*. C...
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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 tha...
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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...
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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...
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    Pearson and Florida Virtual School Announce Partnership

    ...s 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, Arizona this weekend, the new Pearson Virtual School will offer sc...
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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 fu...
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    Georgia’s James Madison Online High School Partners with Pearson to Create e-Texts for its 30,000 Students

    ...erent 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 the new academically challenging standards for Engli...
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    Chicago School Children Get Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity To View Rare Copy of Declaration of Independence

    ...ificate 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 participation in last year’s National Student/Parent Mock Election. The proclamation was handwri...
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    Countdown to digital schools: Florida School Leaders Invited to Meet with Digital Learning Pioneers as State Prepares for Shift Away from Paper-based Textbooks

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

    ...rywhere — Juilliard’s First Online Courses New York, NY March 18, 2013 Educators from The Juilliard School (http://www.juilliard.edu), the nation’s pre-eminent school for performing arts education, and Connections Education (http://www.ConnectionsEducation.com), a leading provider of online learning solutions, today celebrated the first student enrollments in Juilliard eLearning, the conservatory’s first-ever group of online courses –...
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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...
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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...
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    Non-Profit New Leaders Organization Partners with Pearson for School Leadership Professional Learning

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

    ...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 are reading digital books, and that a majority of college students (63%) and high school seniors (69%) believe that...
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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...
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    Pearson and Florida Virtual School Announce Agreement

    ...o, 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 will offer schools throughout the US and across the globe more than 100 FLVS courses in all s...
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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...
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    91% of Parents Give Connections Academy, Leading Virtual School Provider, Top Marks for 10th Consecutive Year

    ...ions Academy, http://www.connectionsacademy.com, a leading provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual schooling for students in grades K through 12, continues to get high marks from parents, a new study shows. In its 2011–12 Parent Satisfaction Survey, 91% of parents gave the overall Connections Academy (CA) online school program an “A” or “B” grade, and 93% recommend the school to other parents. 2011–12 marks the 10th straight year tha...
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    Indianapolis Middle School Principal Yvonne Rambo Honored as Top in the Nation

    Pearson Congratulates Willard J. Gambold Middle School Principal for “Drive, Determination and Expertise” as Exemplary Leader in Middle Grades Education. Indianapolis, IN, November 19, 2010 — Indianapolis is home to one of the nation’s top middle school educators. Honored for her drive, determination and expertise in converting a school in academic chaos and disarray into the city’s highest achieving middle school,...
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    Connections Academy Virtual Public Schools Open Enrollment for the 2012-2013 School Year

    Leading Virtual School Provider Kicks Off Second Decade of Delivering Innovative Public School Option Baltimore (April 3, 2012) — Connections Academy (www.ConnectionsAcademy.com), a leading, fully accredited provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual K-12 schooling, today opened enrollment for the 2012-2013 school year.  The e-learning pioneer kicks off its second decade of serving students with new schools, new programs, and a...
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    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 ga...
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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 curricul...
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    Virginia Approves Pearson Virtual Learning Powered by Florida Virtual School for State’s Students

    ...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 virtual school pr...
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    Atlanta Charter School Closes Learning Gaps, Puts Students on Path to Success with AIMSweb from Pearson

    ...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: The majority of their students are already...
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    The Juilliard School and Connections Education Launch Juilliard eLearning, the Conservatory’s First-Ever Online Courses

    ...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, presenting an exciting new option for teaching music and related courses, with distribution and implementat...
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    Mendon, Illinois School District Announces One-to-One Student Laptop Project

    ...7;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 partnership with the education and technology company Pearson that will put laptops in the hands of its students providing online learning, progress monitoring, and assessment that will personalize instruction for each child. The initiative w...
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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...
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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...
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    High School Bridge & Dual Enrollment

    ...”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”2/3″ el_position=”last”] High School Bridge & Dual Enrollment More than 50% of students enrolling in two-year institutions and nearly 20% of those enrolling in four-year institutions require remedial instruction. It’s clear that too many students are underprepared for the demands of college academics. High school bridge and dual enrollment programs help align hi...
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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...
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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...
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    Research Shows Pearson's Learning Teams Strategy Improves School Performance and Student Achievement

    ...eployed 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 and America’s Future (NCTAF). In Team Up for 21st Century Teaching and Learning, NCTAF analyzed an extensive body of research and case studies documenting how learning te...
  • "Real Talk: Bringing STEM Into the Mainstream" by Olivia Armstrong

    ...reach out to younger students interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) at the middle school and high school levels as well as professors and teachers inspiring the next generation of STEM minds, and I encourage you to do the same! “I just really hate math!” “I just really hate math.” This is the unfortunate echo of thousands of college students nationwide, who perhaps would have chosen a STEM major if not fo...
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    MathXL for School Earns Finalist Honors in the 2010 SIIA CODiE Awards

    ...hematics 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 Instructional Solution category. Established in 1986, the CODiE Awards celebrate outs...
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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...
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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...
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    Research Confirms Pearson Learning Teams Improves School Performance and Student Achievement

    ...egies 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 Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF). In Team Up for 21st Century Teaching and Learning, NCTAF notes six common themes among high performing schools that use professio...
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    Miami School Children to Get the Ultimate History Lesson with VIP Access to Original Print of the Declaration of Independence

    ..., 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 the Pearson Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Pearson, which is the leading provider of instructional ma...
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    Global Experts Headline Pearson’s National Summit on School Improvement

    ...mwide 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 Advisor and former Advisor to United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair, and Fullan, Special Advisor to the Pr...
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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 t...
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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...