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More Michigan Students Enrolling In Virtual Schools (*with news video)

WILX 10-Apr Michigan Virtual Schools has enrolled 100,000 students for the current spring semester. Michigan Virtual Schools partners with K-12 schools to provide online courses, but the program isn’t the only cyber learning option in the state. About 20 teachers based in Okemos for the Michigan Connections Academy engage with students in virtual classrooms. Administrators say the program gives students and parents the flexibility to creat… Continue reading

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Butler University’s "Save Lives at Five" Team Wins Pearson Presents the (RED)™ Challenge Contest

Students Propose (PRODUCT)RED™ Notebooks for Campus Bookstores To Help Eliminate Aids in Africa New York, NY,: July 8, 2010 — A clever proposal to help eliminate AIDS in Africa with a new (PRODUCT)RED item targeted to college students has won a group of students at Indianapolis’s Butler University a trip to New York City to present their idea to the (RED) team. Sponsored by Pearson, the authors of Marketing: Real People, Real … Continue reading

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

… world. Pearson eCollege, now known as Pearson LearningStudio, is a finalist in the Best Course Management Solution category. Mastering Platform, a finalist in the Best Science Solution category, offers college and university students an online tutorial system, which directs their learning with hints and automated wrong-answer feedback. Mastering’s valuable assessment feedback also helps science faculty identify students’ knowledge ga… Continue reading

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Pearson and Blackboard Announce Partnership to Integrate Pearson’s MyLab and Mastering Programs with Blackboard Learn

Students and educators to get greater convenience with access to MyLab and Mastering Programs directly in Blackboard Learn LAS VEGAS July 13, 2011 Pearson and Blackboard today announced plans to integrate Pearson’s MyLab and Mastering programs with the Blackboard Learn online teaching and learning platform providing users with a convenient, seamless transition between systems. Pearson’s MyLab and Mastering programs thi… Continue reading

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OpenClass from Pearson Breaks Through to Learning at Scale

OpenClass celebrates first year success with accelerated adoption rates, debuting new social and mobile features, plus dedicated iPad app and updated user interface DENVER, CO — November 7, 2012 — Last year Pearson introduced OpenClass, a dynamic, scalable, fully cloud-based learning environment that stimulates social learning and enables the distribution of content at massive scale. OpenClass is available to faculty, students, and institutions … Continue reading

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

…ew process of nominated products included intense scrutiny by subject matter experts, education industry analysts, journalists and specialists in the implementation of education technology. Thousands of middle and high school students around the country are building math skills with MathXL for School. The online program gives students personalized, hands on practice supported by interactive study aids to accelerate their mastery of core math skil… Continue reading

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California State University Selects Pearson to Launch Cal State Online

Fully online program to increase access to higher education for students. Long Beach, CA, August 22, 2012 – The California State University, the nation’s largest four-year university system, has selected Pearson to launch Cal State Online, a fully online program designed to increase access to higher education. Cal State Online will launch in January 2013 with a selection of undergraduate degree completion and professional master’s programs… Continue reading

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Gamified, Online Standards Mastery Program Opens Doors for Real-time Classroom Measurement

At ISTE 2012 Pearson Launches New Zeos Program to Engage Students in Content and Skill Assessment San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 25, 2012 At the annual ISTE conference in San Diego today, Pearson launched Zeos, an online standards mastery program that utilizes “gamification,” the application of elements of game-based learning design, to engage students in grades three through ten in assessment practice. By measuring against mathematics and English l… Continue reading

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11-Year-Old Author Chae Humphrey Makes Literary Debut at 2011 National Council for Social Studies Conference

…Barnes & Noble. Using myStory Book, Chae became a published author by using the latest digital storytelling technology to personalize her own story. Her book, available both digitally and physically on Tikatok.com, shows students and teachers how engaging social studies can be. With the storytelling process embedded at every step of the curriculum, students will continually make personal connections, develop critical thinking skills, and exp… Continue reading

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

Students Bring History to Life with Personalized eTexts, Games and Self-Test Apps Martinsville, VA, September 29, 2010 – Pearson and the Commonwealth of Virginia today launched the nation’s first-ever complete social studies curriculum for the iPad. Pearson has 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…. Continue reading

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Department of Education’s What Works Clearinghouse Gives Top Ranking to Pearson’s Investigations in Number, Data, and Space Research

“Statistically Significant” Gains Recognized in Math Achievement for Elementary School Students March 14, 2013 – The U.S. Department of Education’s What Works Clearinghouse has issued a report validating the research that supports Pearson’s Investigations in Number, Data, and Space elementary school curriculum.  Among its findings, the WWC report confirmed a “statistically significant positive difference in mathematics achievement” for fo… Continue reading

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South Dakota Adopts Pearson's WriteToLearn as Statewide Writing Assessment

… student achievement, the South Dakota Department of Education has adopted: WriteToLearn™ as its statewide writing assessment. Using: 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 hel… Continue reading

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WriteToLearn Unveils Enhancements for Developing Common Core Writing Skills

Pearson’s Online Literacy Tool Focused on Preparing Students for Success in College and Career BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Sept. 17, 2013 –Beginning this school year, the Common Core State Standards will require students to develop more rigorous writing skills with a stronger emphasis on the ability to synthesize and summarize informational text, formulate an argument and respond appropriately to source documents. To help students prepare for the rigor… Continue reading

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Pearson Efficacy Report Highlights Educators and Institutions Taking Bold Steps to Improve College and Career Readiness

…e adopted Smarthinking’s Online Writing Lab for its College Composition course to help address the gap between the demand for tutoring services, and its capacity to deliver those services in both online and on-ground courses. Students’ average passing rate increased from 61 percent (with zero Smarthinking sessions) to 83 percent for two or more Smarthinking sessions. In addition, the College reduced course costs while increasing writing fluency a… Continue reading

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Florida Schools and Students To Receive Free Books and Access to Free Digital Library

We Give Books ReadMobile Tour celebrating literacy across the state in anticipation of Children’s Week Celebration Jacksonville, FL, March 3, 2011 — Beginning this week in Jacksonville and culminating in early April in Tallahassee, students across the state of Florida will have the chance to learn about the importance of reading and giving. Thanks to an initiative from We Give Books, students will receive a special visit and free boo… Continue reading

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

“District Administration” Magazine Readers Honor Pearson’s Engaging Digital Learning Environment New York, January 5, 2011  SuccessMaker, an adaptive digital learning environment for K-8 students, kicks off the New Year with another prestigious honor from the education community. The research-based curriculum program from Pearson, the education services and technology company, is a top product of 2010 as voted on by reader… Continue reading

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Students Can Now Take PARCC and Colorado Measures of Academic Success: Science and Social Studies Assessments on iPad

…p. While meeting and maintaining the most stringent security requirements of high-stakes, large-scale assessment programs, TestNav delivers more than 12 million tests annually. This spring, with Pearson’s app, districts where students will take the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) field test assessments and the Colorado Measures of Academic Success: Science and Social Studies (CMAS) can choose to deliver the… Continue reading

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Pearson Announces Nation's First Elementary Grades Common Core Mathematics Program

New Curriculum Built on Foundation of enVisionMATH, #1 US school program; Authors Include Common Core State Standards Team Members Dr. Francis (Skip) Fennell, Dr. Jane Schielack and enVisionMATH Lead Author Dr. Randy Charles Glenview, IL, March 2, 2011 — Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, today announced enVisionMATH Common Core, a new print and digital curriculum program for students in kindergarten through grade 6. The … Continue reading

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

…ool for easily and accurately monitoring student progress at their fingertips with 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 … Continue reading

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Edtech startups graduate from the Pearson Catalyst for Education accelerator program with “first class” honors.

…that can deliver course content on an iPhone across multiple disciplines. Plans have also been made to expand to more devices depending on the initial market feedback. Spongelab, a science education website for teachers and students that provides a free online collection of multimedia including educational games, videos, images, and lesson plans, with a focus on game-based learning. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) Catalyst challenge: Health profess… Continue reading

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Pearson, Charleston Southern University Partner to Increase Access to Online Learning

Pearson and Charleston Southern University (CSU) announce a partnership to further increase students’ access to online learning opportunities and affordable course materials. CSU currently uses the Pearson LearningStudio platform to provide many of its general education courses online. Boston, MA and Charleston, SC, December 10, 2010 – Pearson and Charleston Southern University (CSU) today announced a partnership to further in… Continue reading

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PHLitOnline Wins Prestigious "Tech & Learning" Magazine Award of Excellence

Personalized Environment for Connecting Secondary Students With Literature Builds Literacy Skills, Fosters Love of Reading New York, January 10, 2011 — Prentice Hall Literature (PHLitOnline) took top honors in “Tech & Learning” magazine’s 2010 Awards of Excellence. Developed by: Pearson, the global leader in education, technology and services, this revolutionary, digital, personalized learning environment for middle a… Continue reading

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Pearson Announces Winners of Student Coding Contest

Students around the country come together to share their talent and vision for how to help their peers learn BOSTON, MA — March 4, 2014 — Although programming jobs are growing at double the pace of other jobs, computer programming is not even offered in 90 percent of U.S. schools, according to Code.org. To help increase the awareness of the importance of programming education, in 2013, undergraduates from around the U.S. came together to celebra… Continue reading

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Connections Learning and Pearson Sign Agreement to Enhance NovaNET Courseware Program with Certified Virtual Teachers

…m that offers proven, rigorous, standards-based instruction for high school and adult learners, together with certified teachers for each course. Bob Roliardi, President of Pearson Digital Learning, said, “Today’s students are seeking opportunities for education in a fully digital environment that can personalize learning. Our new agreement brings together two established education companies to help schools expand these kinds of oppor… Continue reading

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

…egree programs that are being offered in the increasingly competitive global online MBA market. George Washington University is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia, serving more than 20,000 students—from all 50 states, the District, and more than 130 countries. Located blocks from The White House, the State Department and major global institutions, the George Washington School of Business (GWSB) is a recognized… Continue reading

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Pearson and PCG Education Collaborate to Help Schools Meet the Needs of Special-Education Students

…y’s schools and districts. PCG Education is a leading provider of comprehensive, web-based student case management solutions for special education. The company’s EasyIEP™ application serves more than 824,000 special-education students in over 2,000 districts in the United States. EasyIEP™ has a robust feature set that helps districts successfully plan, implement and manage students’ individualized education plans (IEP) in a manner that increases … Continue reading

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CollegeAmerica Services, Inc. Selects Pearson To Increase Access To Online Learning

…ns under the CASI umbrella. CASI is a provider of management, marketing and administrative services to Stevens-Henager College, CollegeAmerica, California College San Diego and Independence University. The four colleges serve students at 23 campuses throughout Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Utah and Wyoming. Each college is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and offers accelerated degree program… Continue reading

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Survey: Tablet Ownership Up Among H.S., College Students

Education Week March 19, 2012   Perhaps it should be no surprise, but tablet ownership among high school and college students is growing at an exponential rate, according to a second-annual survey by the Pearson Foundation, the nonprofit, philanthropic arm of educational content publisher Pearson. Further, most of the roughly 1,200 college students and 200 college-bound high school seniors surveyed in January say they actually believe the p… Continue reading

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Pearson and the Eminata Group Launch North America’s Largest iPad-Based eTextbooks Initiative for Postsecondary Institutions

Students receive customized content anytime, anyplace Boston, MA and Vancouver, British Columbia — August 29, 2011 Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, and the Eminata Group, Canada’s largest provider of independent, post-secondary education, today announced that students at institutions under the Eminata umbrella will receive all of their course content via the Apple iPad. The agreement is the largest postsecondary institutional… Continue reading

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Pearson Partners with Texas A&M University-Commerce and South Texas College on Competency-Based Learning Degree

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, College for All Texans Foundation and Pearson Create Pathway for More Affordable Degree Programs for Students AUSTIN, TEXAS — September 5, 2013 — The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and College for All Texans Foundation have partnered with Pearson to work with two state institutions — Texas A&M University-Commerce and South Texas College — to create a competency-based learning Bachelor… Continue reading

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Sochi Winter Olympic Games Become a Teachable Moment With New Resources on Pearson’s Online Learning Exchange Community Platform

…d by a team of Pearson authors and editors, teachers will find all the latest news on the 2014 winter games as well as Olympic-themed teaching resources on the OLE Olympic series community blog. “All around the country, students and families will be watching the excitement of the Winter Olympics. Now with our high quality and engaging digital content, teachers can take advantage of the energy around the games to immerse students in learning… Continue reading

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Georgia Middle Schoolers Improve Reading Comprehension and Writing Skills with Pearson's WriteToLearn

Assessment and Instructional Tool Harnesses Technology to Individualize Learning, Enhance Student Performance Atlanta, Georgia May 17, 2010 — “WriteToLearn is great for our school because it engages students through the use of technology into a process that we want them involved with: writing, editing, writing, editing, revising on their own and thinking through their writing process. We’re seeing an excitement and a willingne… Continue reading

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Pearson’s MyMathLab With Knewton Adaptive Learning Honored as Finalist in 2013 Software & Information Industry Association CODiE Awards

  World’s Leading Math and Statistics Learning Solution Helps Millions of Students Succeed  NEW YORK – April 4, 2013 – MyMathLab with Knewton Adaptive Learning is a finalist in the 2013 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards. MyMathLab is recognized in the Best Postsecondary Personalized Learning Solution category. Established in 1986, the CODiE Awards celebrate outstanding achievement across the software, digital in… Continue reading

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Hartford Schools Introduce Custom Science Program for Grades 1 and 2

New Curriculum from Pearson Invigorates Instruction, Aligns with State Standards and District’s Academic Priorities; Young Students’ Reading Skills Reinforced within Science Instruction Hartford, CT, September 2, 2010 — Back-to-school in: Hartford Public Schools now includes a new customized science program for first- and second-graders, specifically created to invigorate instruction for the district’s young learners. The… Continue reading

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Independent Study Reveals Unprecedented Jumps in Reading Scores for Kindergarten and First Graders with Pearson's Research-based Curriculum

…ife with this innovative curriculum which allows teachers to personalize instruction for every child. And, according to new independent research, the rigor of the program results in achievement gains for on-level and advanced students while the embedded intervention in every lesson is closing the achievement gap for children from low-income communities. Findings from a one-year study by Gatti Evaluation, Inc. confirmed unprecedented gains by stud… Continue reading

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Pearson Announces Enhancements to Pearson LearningStudio Platform

…ent user interface (UI)—incorporate elements of today’s most popular mobile and social media applications. The announcement was made at EDUCAUSE 2011, the annual gathering of the world’s education technology leaders. “Today’s students and instructors expect social and mobile features that allow them to interact and work together in real time. The latest Pearson LearningStudio enhancements allow students to engage with their course materials, inst… Continue reading

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Pearson Collaborates with MetaMetrics to Improve Math Learning and Ensure Global Competitiveness

…d applications. Quantile measures enable educators to monitor a student’s development in math, target instruction, forecast understanding, and improve mathematics achievement. “With only 39 percent of eighth-grade students scoring proficient on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), we know that America’s students are still struggling to keep up with their international peers. To help move the educational needle… Continue reading

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Dr. Steven Guttentag Named President, Connections Education

…o serve Connections Education and further our shared mission. More than a company – it’s a family of extremely dedicated and talented professionals who are committed to quality, service, and above all, supporting the needs of students. Also, being a part of the Pearson organization provides a huge opportunity to grow our institutional business, expand internationally and continue to improve our curriculum by leveraging Pearson’s vast catalog of i… Continue reading

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Teachers Can Mark 10th Anniversary of September 11 Attacks with Free Online Lesson Plans and Activities

Educational Materials Created for Student Population Too Young to Remember Terrorist Events Boston, MA.  August 22, 2011.  Ten years later, with counter-terrorism vigilance a constant reminder, we continue to live with the reverberations of the attacks of September 11, 2001 and their impact on our nation. To help students understand the events surrounding 9/11 and the aftermath, the world’s leading learning company Pearson is offering teachers, … Continue reading

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Pearson Foundation Announces Pearson Prize for Higher Education

Award to recognize community service among college students, administered in partnership with the National Society for Collegiate Scholars New York,: March 22, 2010 — The Pearson Foundation today announced The Pearson Prize for Higher Education, a new student leadership award that recognizes and provides support to exemplary students who–while still completing their undergraduate studies–are distinguishing themselves by leading… Continue reading

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The CollegeBound Network's New International Student Portal, MyGlobalEducation.com, Partners with Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)

Partnership Simplifies Application Process for International Students New York,: March 31, 2010 — Pearson plc and The CollegeBound Network (CBN) today announced that they have formed a partnership to support the growth of international education. CBN’s new international web portal,: www.MyGlobalEducation.com, and Pearson’s new English language test, PTE Academic, provide enhanced options for non-native English speakers who plan… 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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Pearson Collaborates With High Schools to Ensure Nontraditional Courses Meet New NCAA Policy for Division I Athletes

… online courseware system that will allow their student-athletes to earn high school credit online, while ensuring that their eligibility to participate in college sports is not jeopardized. For example, the NCAA now requires students taking nontraditional courses to complete all instructional content, meeting the same objectives covered in a traditional course. NovaNET is available to schools in two formats: prescriptive and non-prescriptive. Pe… Continue reading

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At ISTE 2014, Pearson Announces Next-Generation Tool for Creating Custom, Standards-Aligned Classroom Tests and Quizzes

Formative Assessment Item Bank Expands to 60,000 Items, Seamlessly Integrated With Schoolnet ATLANTA —June 30, 2014— As schools strive to ensure that students meet and exceed today’s more rigorous standards, teachers need tools at their fingertips for measuring student progress. Today at ISTE 2014 in Atlanta, Pearson announced an expansion of its Formative Item Bank to more than 60,000 items, including thousands of innovative technology enhanced… Continue reading

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Software boosts students‘ Spanish grades at Lehigh Carbon Community College, professor says

The Express-Times Charles H. Molano, a professor at Lehigh Carbon Community College, noticed the change almost immediately. Students’ performance in his Spanish courses improved after he began using MySpanishLab, online learning software from Pearson. That was three years ago and, back then, he had only anecdotal evidence. Today, a comparison of students’ grades from before and after the software’s introduction proves what Mola… Continue reading

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

…ven of the company’s products to be honored this year with this prestigious award. These prized awards are testimony to the company’s global leadership in developing education-technology solutions that ensure that students are prepared for success in college and careers. Prentice Hall High School Math Digital Path is among the winning products featured in the December 2010 issue of “Tech & Learning” magazine and will b… Continue reading

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Q&A: WriteToLearn Enriches Students’ Understanding of Writing

Getting Smart (Sarah Cargill) Sept. 4 WriteToLearn is a web-based automated essay scoring program that helps students practice writing skills — an important factor of the Common Core State Standards. The program provides students feedback on ideas, organization, fluency, word choice, voice and more — going beyond the basics of grammar, punctuation and spelling. With its built-in translation tool, it’s especially effective for English Language Le… 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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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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SD Unified Purchases 26,000 iPads For District Students

10News.com June 25, 2012 Nearly 26,000 Apple iPads will go to San Diego Unified School District classrooms this fall in what is being considered one of the largest iPad deployments for K-12 schools in the country. Educational applications are already available for tablets like the iPad, but iBooks turn reading, writing and arithmetic into an interactive experience. The iBooks allow students to highlight, turn notes into study cards and receive t… Continue reading

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Economic Insiders Wanted: Some Moving and Shaking Required

Pearson’s 2010 National Economics Insider Symposium Contest open to students currently enrolled in an economics course New York, NY,: February 23, 2010 — Attention, class: Here’s some economic stimulus for you. Pearson is searching for tomorrow’s economics movers and shakers who are willing to make their voices heard for the 2010 National Economics Insider Symposium Contest. The contest is open to all students who want to… Continue reading

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Pearson Higher Education Announces Major Investment in Nursing Education with Readypoint™ Nursing

First Program to Fully Integrate Learning with Assessment to Prepare Nurses for Practice; Technology Provides Unprecedented Insight into Student Performance Washington, DC, March 22, 2012 — Pearson Higher Education today announced a major investment in nursing education with the launch of Readypoint™ Nursing. Readypoint Nursing is the first program to fully integrate learning with assessment to help ensure students are prepared not only fo… Continue reading

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Pearson, Panopto Collaborate to Deliver Lecture Capture Software

Technology enables instructors and students to record, organize and share lectures and skills Boston, MA and Pittsburgh, PA, May 11, 2011 — Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, and Panopto today announced an agreement whereby Pearson will distribute Panopto’s award-winning lecture capture software to a private sector and other institutions of higher education. Panopto is an easy-to-use technology that enables educ… Continue reading

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NovaNET Courseware Helps English Language Learners, Struggling Readers Master Content, Build Literacy Skills With Texthelp’s Text-to-Speech Technology

SpeechStream Now Embedded in Pearson’s Award-Winning Digital Learning Curriculum Phoenix, April 10, 2012 — More than 5 million U.S. students face the challenge of trying to learn math, science and social studies at the same time they are trying to build English language skills. Now, when English Language Learners (ELL) learn with NovaNET Courseware, they will discover a powerful tool for overcoming this hurdle, thanks to the digital learni… 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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Pearson Foundation Announces New Jersey GO GREEN! Challenge for Students

dated someone for 3 months broke up for 3 got back together Garden State Youth Encouraged to Create Public Service Announcements about Clean, Renewable Energy TRENTON, New Jersey—September 13, 2011—The Pearson Foundation today launched the New Jersey GO GREEN! Challenge, a video public service announcement (PSA) competition for students designed to raise awareness among young people, educators, and policymakers about the importance of clean, ren… Continue reading

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New STEM Courses for Pearson's NovaNET® Launch at National Dropout Prevention Conference

Online Learning Platform Enhanced with Chemistry, Algebra, Physical Science, and Earth Science Instruction Philadelphia, November 15, 2010 — At the National Dropout Prevention Conference, the education services and technology company Pearson announced today the release of four new STEM courses for NovaNET®, the company’s fully digital learning platform for students in grades 6-12 and adult learners. As the President continues to … Continue reading

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

Digital Courseware from Pearson Levels Playing Field for At-Risk and Low-Income Children CHANDLER, Arizona – April 16, 2010 – Even with a very diverse student population, including 45 percent who are mobile, 35 percent who are exceptional students and 70 percent who receive a free or reduced price lunch, Saturn Elementary in Cocoa has consistently achieved high test scores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). With the… Continue reading

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Ocean County College Partners with Pearson to Expand Access to Learning Opportunities

Online Programs Expected to Increase to 21,000 Enrollments, New Associate Degree Programs Offered Toms River, New Jersey, May 03, 2011 — Ocean County College and Pearson today announced a partnership to significantly increase students’ access to affordable learning opportunities by expanding online programs from approximately 7,000 enrollments to 21,000 enrollments over the next five years. Under the agreement, Pearson will provid… Continue reading

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Pearson's Prentice Hall Media Studio Promotes Student College & Career Readiness

…creasingly wide range of messages using image, language, and sound.” Such critical analysis is the focal point of Pearson’s new Prentice Hall Media Studio, a suite of integrated, interactive resources that help students analyze and make sense of the different sources of information they see and experience. Through the hands-on program, they learn what it means to interpret media messages, then take what they’ve learned and… Continue reading

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Indianapolis Middle School Principal Yvonne Rambo Honored as Top in the Nation

…. Gambold Middle School, the only Title I middle school in the district that made Adequate Yearly Progress last year. There, Rambo has launched innovative programs such as vocabulary immersion for English as a Second Language students and Breakfast Algebra, where eighth-graders can earn high school math credit. She also created an individualized remediation program to address gaps in language arts and math and directed a multi-million dollar reno… Continue reading

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

…;s seventh through twelfth graders. The curriculum, comprised of student and teacher materials, is designed to help increase student engagement in rigorous, standards-based learning activities and serves to enhance and expand students’ skills through a new style of instruction that emphasizes expository, analytical, and argumentative writing. Pearson collaborated with district literacy leaders to develop affordable custom student texts spec… Continue reading

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

… at least 40 percent of the student population comes from disadvantaged backgrounds and Cornell improved student performance to high levels as measured by large-scale assessment data. “We congratulate Cornell Elementary students, parents, teachers and administrators on receiving the National Blue Ribbon Award. Cornell is a fantastic example of the positive change that is happening in many of our schools and one that Pearson is honored to ce… Continue reading

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Pearson Releases New Wave of Interactive Textbooks for Apple's iPad

Innovative iBooks textbooks feature Pearson’s respected learning content enhanced with video, audio, assessment, interactive images and 3D Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, is today publishing a new suite of multimedia textbooks and reference titles for Apple’s iPad. The full-color books, designed for pre-schoolers, school students and learners of all ages, are available today through a new education channel on the iBookstore. They … Continue 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

…ng people," said Alma J. Powell, chair, America’s Promise Alliance. "NAF serves many of the nation’s lowest-performing schools and surrounding communities, yet ensures that more than 90 percent of NAF students graduate from high school. The majority of its success can be attributed directly to its teachers. Since 2008, NAF teachers have been supported by the Pearson Foundation, a terrific partner in our Alliance."… Continue reading

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Pearson and SMART Technologies Develop Innovative Interactive Whiteboard Program for the Inquiry-based Classroom

Math Teachers Engage Elementary Students in their Digital World with Investigations for the Interactive Whiteboard San Diego, CA,: April 21, 2010 — As President Obama releases additional federal funding to help states achieve his goal of transforming America’s schools, he continues his call for innovative and effective use of technology to make the nation’s students more competitive globally in math and science. Directly aligne… Continue reading

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Texas Southmost College Partners with Pearson to Launch Innovative All-Digital Content Delivery Programs

…he new institution will feature digital delivery of all content for 31 associate’s degree programs and 25 certificate options offered as on-ground and blended courses. TSC’s efforts to provide fully digital course material to students on day one aligns with Secretary Duncan’s call for all institutions to move to digital solutions. Pearson’s solutions and support will enable TSC to quickly scale to serve their expected student enrollment in its fi… 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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Pearson Congratulates Julie Young on Prestigious Award for Pioneering Digital Education

…cognizes outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to education innovation. Young is nationally renowned for her pioneering work in digital education and as the founder of FLVS, a public school free to all Florida students. In addition, as the result of a private-public partnership launched with Pearson nearly a year ago, FLVS’s more than 125 courses are also available to all students around the country through Pearson Virtual Learnin… Continue reading

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Pearson Announces Efficacy Results in Online and Blended Learning for Science and Engineering in California Post-Secondary Institutions

…son has released a report highlighting 40 community colleges and four-year institutions that have made a positive, measurable impact on teaching and learning.   This report shows that Pearson’s Mastering platform engages students inside and outside of the classroom with personalized and continuously adaptive learning experiences. Mastering reacts to how students are performing, offering data-driven guidance that helps them better absorb cour… Continue reading

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Pearson Debuts Free iPad Gradebook App, PowerTeacher Mobile

New App Illustrates Company’s Commitment to Leverage Technology to Personalize Learning for All Students as it Joins Hundreds of Pearson Downloads in Apple iTunes App Store Rancho Cordova, Calif., October 7, 2010 — Now teachers around the world can use their iPads™ to monitor student progress anytime, anywhere with today’s launch of: PowerTeacher™ Mobile, a free app from Pearson, the global leader in education techn… Continue reading

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

… hardware is required for purchase or installation. "With belt-tightening pervasive across the country, we believe the online delivery option for SuccessMaker can help keep costs down for school districts and still offer students the latest in a proven education technology that focuses on the needs of the individual learner," said Chris Dragon, newly named president of Pearson Digital Learning. "Our award-winning SuccessMaker progr… 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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Expanded OECD and Pearson Foundation Video Series Reveals New Strengths of Top-Performing Educational Systems

…. The films are the latest installments in the OECD’s “Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education” film series, which presents the policies and practices that are helping education systems teach students the skills they will need to succeed in an increasingly global, interconnected economy. Andreas Schleicher, Head of the Indicators and Analysis Division at the OECD’s Directorate for Education, provided detail… Continue reading

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New Survey Finds More than Ninety Percent of College Faculty Use Social Media in the Workplace

… industries. In the classroom, 80 percent of respondents report using social media for some aspect of their course. Of those, nearly two-thirds use social media within their class session, and 30 percent post content for students to view outside of class. "Faculty are big users of and believers in social media   nearly 80 percent use at least one online social media site to support their professional career activities. More tha… Continue reading

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Huntsville students, teachers share thoughts on digital learning with visitors

Huntsville Times – Crystal Bonvillian AL 30-Jan Educators from across the nation listen to teachers and students talk about using new technology to teach and learn Tuesday afternoon at the Lee High/New Century Technology High campus. About 90 educators were in town to see the district’s Digital 1:1 Initiative firsthand. The site visit also gave those present an update on how the initiative has progressed since it was implemented last… Continue reading

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ASU Partners With Pearson to Expand Online Learning Services

Partnership Will Enhance The Online Student Experience and Reach New Students Tempe, Ariz., October 11, 2010 — Arizona State University (ASU) and: Pearson today announced an innovative partnership to develop new technology and management services to support ASU’s online students. The agreement will equip ASU with various capabilities designed to maximize learning outcomes through student engagement and retention, as well as increase … 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

Revolutionary Learning Management System Personalizes Instruction for Each Child with Click of the Mouse Boston,: June 28, 2010 — With Pearson’s new SuccessNet Plus K-12 learning management system, America’s teachers can wield their centralized dashboard to bring together 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 … Continue reading

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Blackboard and Pearson Launch Integration for MyLab / Mastering and Blackboard Learn

…se high-quality learning tools from Pearson directly within the LMS.” “Now that our customers can access MyLab / Mastering directly within Blackboard Learn 9.1, together we’ve created a more convenient way for instructors and students to benefit from the powerful teaching and learning support these programs offer,” said Jerome Grant, Chief Learning Officer at Pearson Higher Education North America. This latest collaboration provides a new level o… 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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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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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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Pearson Canada Congratulates DreamBox Learning on Winning Parent Tested Parent Approved Award

…unity to learn in a fun, creative and personalized manner, both in the classroom and at home.” DreamBox Learning K-3 Math is an online math program that provides effective differentiated and personalized instruction for students in kindergarten through grade three. Just like a good teacher, DreamBox Learning continually assesses what a child knows and then dynamically adapts the lessons, hints, level of difficulty, and engagement to meet th… 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 To Release Teaching with Microsoft Office Text for Students and Teachers

THE Journal Teachers and students will soon have a new tool for navigating the world of classroom software applications with the upcoming release of Teaching and Learning with Microsoft Office 2010 and Office 2011 for Mac. The text, which is scheduled to hit the shelves at the beginning of February, covers the essentials of key applications found in learning environments. http://thejournal.com/articles/2012/01/04/pearson-to-release-teaching-with… Continue reading

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Pearson’s Open Platform Offers Free, Up-to-the-minute Learning Resources for Teachers to Address Real-time Election Issues in the Classroom

Election Series Blog Offers Latest on Campaign Issues and Trends, Gives Educators and Students Forum for Sharing Ideas New York (April 16, 2012) – Can rising gas prices derail the president’s reelection campaign? What role does media coverage really play in elections? What are the candidates’ positions on critical issues? Pearson’s free Election Series blog found at OnlineLearningExchange.com addresses these campaign topics and more, providing c… Continue reading

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Wyse Technology and Pearson Digital Learning Join Forces to Cut Technology Costs for Schools

…is already benefiting from the new initiative by running SuccessMaker’s K-8 adaptive learning program on Wyse zero clients, which are personal computers free of moving parts and local storage. In Adrian’s schools, students working with their digital educational program on cloud PCs that have no storage and the operating system and software applications are streamed from a centralized location, which saves resources, cost and time for … 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

…e subject areas to recover credits for promotion or graduation, as well as advanced placement courses. This partnership supports MGSD’s move to digital learning by providing online instruction for middle and high school students. Pearson’s products directly support MGSD’s One-to-One Laptop project aimed at ensuring that every student is prepared for the challenges of the 21st century global workplace. Mooresville Graded School D… Continue reading

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Coppin State University, Pearson Partner to Launch University’s First Online Bachelor’s Program

Historically Black College and University to Offer Online Management Degree beginning in September 2012 BALTIMORE—June 4, 2012—Coppin State University, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) serving nearly 4,000 students, has partnered with Pearson to launch the university’s first completely online bachelor’s degree program.  The online program in Management begins in September 2012. The Obama Administration has called on the nation’… Continue reading

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Common Core Authors Provide Guidance on Transitioning to State Standards at Pearson America's Choice National Conference

… curriculum, instruction, assessment and professional development. Instruction and the Math Common Core Standards. Led by Daro, a presentation focused on defining how the CCSS will change classroom instruction, including what students should understand and be able to do in their study of math. Instruction and the English language arts (ELA) Common Core Standards. Led by Hampton, an explanation of the instructional changes in reading and writing i… Continue reading

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

…cational, cultural and humanitarian activities. His work with PTPI started at ten years old, when he became a pen pal with youth in Argentina, and has continued ever since. He has served as a facilitator for middle school students at multiple PTPI World Leadership Forums, and he presented on the power of teaching technology in 2006 at the organization’s U.S.-China Education Conference. As a teacher, Yee is committed to helping element… Continue reading

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

Industry-Leading Student Information and Special Education Case Management Systems Combine to Help Educators Support Important Student Population Rancho Cordova, Calif. and Reston, Va. April 29, 2014 Nearly seven million U.S. K-12 students qualify for special education services, requiring specialized case management and reporting by educators. To support this important work, Pearson and MAXIMUS today announced the launch of PowerSchool Special E… Continue reading

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SXSW line-up to showcase iBooks from Pearson, digital classrooms of tomorrow

On Stage: Interactive textbooks and other digital instructional programs expected to transform the education experience for Facebook generation   Austin, TX – March 5, 2012 – SXSW, the annual festival that previews what’s to come in the music, film and tech world, is presenting a line-up showcasing iBooks for the iPad and other powerful, digital classroom tools expected to transform how the Facebook generation of students learns. SXSWedu audienc… Continue reading

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Pearson's New White Paper Outlines Intervention Models, Provides Guidance for Creating Customized Learning Road Maps

Explores Response to Intervention for Personalizing Learning for All Students New York, October 13, 2010 — Classroom teachers’ daily challenge to address the diverse learning needs of every student coupled with the increasing pressure for accountability have even the most experienced teachers searching for deeper insight into why a child is struggling and proven approaches in how to bridge their gaps in learning. In schools across th… Continue reading

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New iBooks for iPad and Digital Curriculum Programs Featured at 2012 National Science Teachers Association Conference

… hands-on in the Pearson exhibit. A pioneer in developing digital and mobile teaching and learning technologies, Pearson collaborated with Apple to recreate the iBook textbook and help teachers offer a learning experience for students illuminated with color, video, 3D animation and interactive images. Featuring three of Pearson’s top-selling textbooks reimagined for iPad, Miller & Levine Biology, Environmental Science and Chemistry, the iBook… Continue reading

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Pearson Wins Three 2011 Software & Information Industry Association CODiE Awards

…xperts, analysts, journalists and other respected authorities in education technology. This year’s 30 education CODiE winners were selected from more than 425 nominations. "Technology is transforming learning for students of all ages and abilities," said Gary June, Chief Global Marketing Officer at Pearson. "We are honored to receive this recognition from our peers at the SIIA, as it reinforces our strategy of investing … Continue reading

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

…, 48212; Farwell Middle is located at 19955 Fenelon St., 48234; and Phoenix Elementary is located at 7735 Lane St., 48209. “We’re excited to get the community out to help us make these schools a welcome sight when students return in September,” said Scott Drossos, president of Pearson’s K-12 Solutions Group. “Intense, top-to-bottom academic reforms will begin when the students return, and we want them to know that th… Continue reading

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Texas Students to Get 30,000 Free Books as ReadMobile Rolls Across State

…ook to a children’s literacy group in the United States or around the globe. “The importance of reading to young children cannot be emphasized enough, and with strapped family budgets, it can be difficult for many students to have their very own new books,” said Mark Nieker, president of the Pearson Foundation. “Providing children books of their own shows them that the adults in their lives view reading as vitally importan… Continue reading

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

Pearson Extends Investment in Digital Education New York, NY, August 24, 2010 — In the 2010 National Education Technology Plan, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan clearly states, “The challenge for our education system is to leverage the learning sciences and modern technology to create engaging, relevant, and personalized learning experiences for all learners that mirror students’ daily lives and the reality of their futures.&… Continue reading

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Pearson Joins President and Mrs. Obama, Education Secretary Duncan for White House Higher Education Summit

Pearson Announces New Commitments to Support More Low-Income Students in Achieving College Readiness and Success Washington January 16, 2014 Pearson today joined President and Mrs. Obama, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and leaders from across higher education to share best practices and explore additional ways to support more low-income students in achieving college readiness and success. As part of today’s summit, Pearson has committed, ov… Continue reading

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Pearson Supports Advanced Placement Summer Institute Training for Teachers

Complimentary eTexts and MyLabs/Mastering Digital Resources Provided to Help Promote College- and Career Readiness For Students New York, NY, May 02, 2011 — Advanced Placement Summer Institutes, sponsored by the College Board, provide training for educators so they in turn can help students to master essential AP and college and career readiness skills, and acquire college credits while still in high school. Pearson, the market leader … 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

… kick-off preview at Curie Metro High School, the document will be in town for two days this week with a full day of free public viewing for the community on Saturday, April 17 at North Grand High School. Curie High School students were selected for this special visit in honor of their high level of participation in the National Student/Parent Mock Election during the past presidential election. The other Illinois schools that will be honor… Continue reading

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Research Confirms College- and Career-readiness Starts with Math in Pre-K

…ten program, heavily focused on mathematics. Pearson’s: Opening the World of Learning (OWL), integrates rigorous digital and print instructional materials for the nation’s youngest learners, meant to improve these students’ chances of going to college. See: video. Available now to help teachers effectively introduce math concepts in pre-K, OWL incorporates mathematics and science along with reading and language development and o… Continue reading

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Pearson Partners With Knewton on Adaptive Science and Business Products

… enhanced with technology from leading adaptive learning partner Knewton. This fall semester alone, Pearson’s widely used MyLab & Mastering offerings will deliver continuously adaptive recommendations to more than 400,000 students across subject areas including biology, anatomy & physiology, chemistry, physics, finance and accounting. These are in addition to math, economics, reading and writing, which launched in the fall of 2012. MyLab … Continue reading

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Many Community-College Students Feel Squeezed Out of Courses They Need

Chronicle of Higher Ed A weak job market has brought a wave of applicants to community colleges in search of job training, but those same students are finding it difficult to gain access to courses they need, says a report released Thursday. Nearly four in 10 community-college students responding to a national survey commissioned by the Pearson Foundation said they were unable to enroll in at least one class they wanted this fall, and 20 percent… Continue reading

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Miller & Levine Biology Digital Path Curriculum Earns Finalist Honors in the 2010 SIIA CODiE Awards

…ucts included intense scrutiny by subject matter experts, education industry analysts, journalists and specialists in the implementation of education technology. With the Miller & Levine Biology Digital Path, thousands of students across the country are taking a virtual journey and living the science experience. Named for its two internationally renowned scientist-authors, Ken Miller and Joe Levine, this innovative program takes a bold approa… Continue reading

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New Interactive Guide From Pearson Research & Innovation Network Provides Insight Into Performance Assessments

Framework Offers Overview of Assessments and How They Support Student Learning WASHINGTON, D.C. – Aug. 28, 2013 — To support states and school districts in their efforts to ensure all students graduate prepared for success in college and careers, Pearson’s Research & Innovation Network today launched an online, interactive guide to strategies for leveraging performance assessments to measure 21st Century higher-order skills such as critical … Continue reading

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Grammar Jammers Primary Edition Honored as Finalist in 2011 Software & Information Industry Association CODiE Awards

…ideos to help make learning the rules of grammar a fun, melodic and memorable experience anywhere, anytime. Grammar Jammers focuses on essential grammatical rules and usage, providing a framework for learning that supports students and offers rewards as they work through the content. Each level presents direct instruction through innovative animations, followed by opportunities for students to apply their new knowledge and reinforce learni… Continue reading

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Pearson Takes the "Bored" Out of Whiteboard at the National Council for the Social Studies Conference

Interactive Classroom Technology to Help Boost Career- and College-Readiness Denver, CO, November 9, 2010 — At the: National Council for the Social Studies’ (NCSS) annual meeting in Denver this week, the education services and technology company Pearson is presenting its latest social studies learning innovations. To assist educators from around the United States, Pearson is sharing information on how best to engage students in socia… Continue reading

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Michigan Approves Pearson to Help Improve Struggling Schools

…2 Solutions president Scott Drossos said, “The need to improve Michigan’s underperforming schools is urgent, and we’re privileged to have the opportunity to partner with the committed educators, parents, and students in the state to make the systemic changes needed to turn these schools around.” He added, “Our goal is to work together now to help improve those schools the state has identified as persistently under-ac… Continue reading

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Pearson Announces Cite 2013 Award Recipients

…nnell is an Associate Professor of Education in rural Madison, Florida, where he teaches in a program that Saint LeoUniversity offers at North Florida Community College. The program offers five bachelor’s degrees designed for students who cannot attend classes on the main campus, including the university’s highly respected elementary education program. In addition to teaching in the classroom, Dr. O’Connell has recently completed developmen… Continue reading

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Pearson's AIMSweb Launches New Reports Tying Assessment to Instructional Recommendations

… series of new reports that links AIMSweb benchmark data for early literacy, reading, and math to Pearson’s proven instructional programs. Available immediately, AIMSweb’s new reports help teachers place their K-8 students within Pearson curriculum based on assessment outcomes, discover additional Pearson instructional resources available for students at all instructional levels, and make assessment data real and relevant for teachers… Continue reading

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P21 Endorses Pearson Foundation's Million Voice Project

…itute for Student Aspirations (QISA). The Million Voice Project will be completed with active support from thousands of schools and communities and is designed to capture the perspectives of one million middle and high school students nationwide. The Million Voice Project builds on QISA’s existing My Voice Survey, which assesses students’ perceptions to help school districts gauge students’ personal sense of self-worth, active e… 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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Indiana Wesleyan University Partners with Pearson to Create Digital Campus

Partnership will create a unified, seamless digital environment for IWU educators and students Marion, Indiana September 18, 2013 Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) is partnering with Pearson to create a robust digital campus with the initial phase to be launched in March 2014. This new suite of technology tools and resources will offer IWU faculty and students a unified, seamless digital environment allowing for a highly engaging and interactive… 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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Technology Training Foundation of America Honors Pearson Digital Learning With Tech Hero Award

… honored to nominate Pearson Digital Learning to your consideration as a Tech Hero for 2010. Pearson’s digital software product SuccessMaker is a student learning product that has produced outstanding results for our students using the software effectively. We have seen the results of SuccessMaker over multiple years, and have followed cohorts of students to assess their progress in high stakes educational management using the Succes… Continue reading

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Pearson Supports Advanced Placement Summer Institute Training for Teachers

Complimentary eTexts and MyLabs/Mastering Digital Resources Provided to Help Promote College- and Career Readiness For Students New York, NY, May 09, 2012 — Advanced Placement Summer Institutes, sponsored by the College Board, provide training for educators so they in turn can help students to master essential AP and college and career readiness skills, and acquire college credits while still in high school. Pearson, the market leader in A… Continue reading

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Ivy Tech Community College Selects Pearson’s Propero to Expand Access to Learning

…tions are challenged by fewer resources at their disposal. At the same time, demand for a college education remains high. We created Propero to help colleges increase access to their general education courses at lower cost to students. Propero offers assessment-driven instruction and is a self-paced, student-directed model that’s highly supported by tutors and advisors. It’s designed to supplement the courses taught by faculty and gives instituti… Continue reading

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A New Online Option for Students in Iowa (*with video)

KCAU TV Iowa – Hollie Hojek 2-Feb With the click of a mouse, your child could be enrolled as a student at the Iowa Connections Academy, The first kindergarten through 12th grade virtual school in the state of Iowa. “Students will work from home with Iowa licensed teachers using a very robust, very rigorous curriculum that includes both online and offline materials,” said Susan Stanger, from ICA. http://www.kcautv.com/story/16… Continue reading

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Navitas Turns to Pearson's Versant to Assess Student English Language Abilities

…tralia, today announced the selection of Pearson's Versant™ English Placement Test to evaluate English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills across all of its programs. Each year, Navitas helps more than 36,000 students, teachers, travelers, migrant workers and refugees develop their English language skills for further study, work and life at locations in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, United States and Singapore. “We… Continue reading

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Miami-Dade schoolchildren get iPads for language learning

Miami Herald FL 25-Jan Hundreds of Miami-Dade County public school students now have a new tool for success. Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, at Nova Southeastern University in North Miami Beach, presented 450 students this week with iPads that were purchased with grant dollars from a program designed to help students learn English. Miami-Dade is at the forefront of this new program called iWorld, which will provide global access for recently ar… Continue reading

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Educators to Discuss Flipped Learning in Free Webinar— To Flip or Not to Flip

…evenaugh, Executive Vice President, Connections Learning by Pearson “In the Flipped Learning model, direct instruction is delivered outside the classroom using video or other digital content. Class time is then available for students to engage in hands-on learning, collaborate with their peers, and evaluate their progress and for teachers to provide one-on-one assistance, guidance and inspiration,” said Kari Arfstrom, Executive Director of Flipp… Continue reading

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Five Education Leaders Named to Advisory Board for Pearson's Credit-by-Examination Program

…on and Excelsior College, an accredited, nonprofit distance-learning institution, launched the UExcel program–which includes a range of college-level subject area examinations–to respond to the growing demand from students and parents for ways to save money on college tuition. Offering students the opportunity to turn their knowledge into college credit, credit by examination is accepted by thousands of colleges and universities. The … Continue reading

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Missouri Statewide Course Redesign Initiative Improves Learning Outcomes and Reduces Costs

…Missouri – St. Louis. All but one project reduced their instructional costs — by an average of 30 percent. “By implementing Pearson’s MasteringChemistry into science education, we are now able to provide immediate feedback to students as well as individualized online tutoring. We have reduced instructional costs and increased the efficiency of the grading process,” said Klaus Woelk, Associate Professor and Interim Chairman of Chemistry, Missouri … Continue reading

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Wall Street Institute Celebrates 40 Years of Teaching English

…n. Over 2 million people have successfully learned to speak English through Wall Street Institute’s unique blended learning method. “My dream was to create a language school that would offer a great experience for students, and I’m proud we have helped so many people change their lives by learning English,” said Luigi Peccenini, Founder and Honorary President of Wall Street Institute. Wall Street Institute has a current en… Continue reading

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Solar Energy International Chooses Pearson for Professional Textbook Series

…ning for careers in renewable energy as well as continuing education for those already employed in the industry. Through its SEI Solar Professionals Certificate Program and other solar training, SEI serves between 2,000-3,000 students annually and has served over 20,000 students in its 20 years of service to the renewable energy industry. Beginning in June, the first book in the new SEI Textbook Series will be available for SEI courses and other … Continue reading

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

…trict to connect the dots between data, content, and achievement, thus enabling personalized learning and measurable student performance. In the remote Four Corners region of northwest New Mexico, FMS has approximately 10,000 students and 750 PreK-12 teachers. A PowerSchool customer since 2005, FMS required a system that would be customizable, flexible, and an effective solution to meet the multiple needs of all stakeholders, from students and pa… Continue reading

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PowerSchool for Parents Earns 2012 Seal of Approval From The National Parenting Center

… with teachers, saying the app allows parents to “stay in closer touch than the occasional hello at drop-off or Back to School Night.” Available on the App Store, PowerSchool for Parents and its companion app, PowerSchool for Students, 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 stud… Continue reading

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Texas Higher Education Institutions Improve Learning Outcomes, Using Technology and Content Solutions

…ghting 40 community colleges and four-year institutions, including Texas-based schools, that have made a positive, measurable impact on teaching and learning.   This report shows that Pearson’s Mastering platform engages students inside and outside of the classroom with personalized and continuously adaptive learning experiences. Mastering reacts to how students are performing, offering data-driven guidance that helps them better absorb cour… Continue reading

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Pearson Announces Second Annual Student Coding Contest

Contest challenges and rewards students who develop innovative applications that help to improve learner outcomes and achieve measurable results BOSTON, MA — September 3, 2014 — Pearson announced today the launch of the second annual Student Coding Contest. According to Code.org, by 2020, there will be 1,000,000 more computer science jobs than students. Opportunities for software developers are exploding and exposure to computer science can lead… Continue reading

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Statement Regarding Reporting Error for the Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP)

WASHINGTON—August 13, 2013—We regret to say that on July 29, 2013, Pearson was alerted to an issue with the score reports for the Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP).  The VAAP evaluates the performance of students with significant cognitive disabilities.  Specifically, there was a reporting error in determining a student’s performance level (Pass/Proficient, Pass/Advanced or Fail). The assessments were scored correctly; however, … Continue reading

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Pearson Collaborates with Cerner to Create First Evidence-Based Electronic Health Records Learning Experience

…repared, practice-ready nurses. Combining Pearson’s proven learning technology with Cerner’s Academic Education Solution will help create an authentic EHR learning experience that features a guided learning path that prepares students to demonstrate competency. RealEHRPrep can provide students with a realistic learning experience, starting with basic simulations and electronic documentation, to help them develop clinical judgment and become more … 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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More Community College Students Blocked From Enrolling

Inside Higher Ed http://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2011/11/17/more-community-college-students-blocked-enrolling< how can i jump higher /a> zp8497586rq … Continue reading

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FETC 2012 Attendees Get First Look at Pearson’s New Suite of Interactive Books for iPad

Pioneer in Digital and Mobile Technologies to Showcase Stunning Programs That Re-Imagine Textbooks, Transform Learning Orlando, Fla., January 24, 2012 —  Thanks to a partnership that pairs the genius of Apple with Pearson’s research-based proven education programs, students everywhere will now be able to control their own powerful learning experience with the swipe of a finger. Stunning four-color interactive pages add extraordinary depth … Continue reading

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Purdue & Pearson partner to include Online Writing Lab in new mobile learning resource

…y to write is one of the most important skills a student needs for academic success,” said Jason Jordan, senior vice president director of digital strategy at Pearson.  “At the same time, we consistently hear that students doing an online search for writing help quickly become overwhelmed with the multitude of results. By incorporating Purdue’s outstanding OWL service as part of Pearson Writer we will offer an all-in-one, curate… Continue reading

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Pearson Chosen by the University of Florida to Promote UF Online’s New Bachelor’s Degree Programs

University of Florida Expands Relationship with Pearson to Increase Access to Online Learning Opportunities GAINESVILLE, FL February 03, 2014 Pearson has expanded its relationship with the University of Florida (UF) to launch UF Online for baccalaureate degree programs. UF Online is targeted to qualified, first-time-in-college and transfer students who are seeking the rigor of the university’s degree programs in a flexible online environment. Th… Continue reading

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Association of Educational Publishers Honors Pearson for Innovation, Quality, Digital Learning Tools

…nt gap is a finalist in the Curriculum, ESL/ELL Instruction, Grades 9-12 category. myWorld Geography, a finalist in the Curriculum, Social Studies, Grades K-5 category, is a digitally driven social studies program that allows students in grades K-8 to develop a deeper understanding of the world by making personal connections to the people and places about which they are learning. Prentice Hall Literature Online (PHLitOnline), a finalist in the Cu… 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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STEM Education Leaders Pearson and the Museum of Science's National Center for Technological Literacy® Partner to Support K-12 Education Innovations

…e, technology, engineering, and mathematics education system.” Coupled with the emphasis on STEM in the Obama Administration’s Race to the Top guidelines, this directive draws attention to the need to prepare more students for advanced study and future careers in these fields and to increase access to rigorous STEM coursework and experts. The K-12 STEM solutions from Pearson and the NCTL will provide an integrated approach to STEM cur… Continue reading

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Pearson Launches PowerSchool® Version 6.2 and PowerTeacher™ 2.0

…ence, including seamless access and functionality for mobile users,” said Paul Fletcher, president of the School Systems group of Pearson. “We’re committed to providing teachers, administrators, parents, and students with the most advanced technology solutions for accessing and analyzing critical student data, and PowerSchool 6.2 and PowerTeacher 2.0 are no exception.” POWERSCHOOL 6.2 PowerSchool 6.2 includes several innov… Continue reading

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Pearson's MyMathLab Earns Finalist Honors in 2010 SIIA CODiE Awards

…ect matter experts, analysts, journalists and others with deep expertise in education technology. Pearson’s MyMathLab personalizes learning with tutorials that provide immediate feedback and targeted help where and when students need it the most. Students learn at their own pace, in their own style, while educators are able to monitor progress and communicate with their students online to keep them engaged and accountable for their work. My… Continue reading

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Mobile County School District Invests Federal Stimulus Dollars in Local Teachers

Collaboration with Pearson Focused on Improving Elementary Students’ Reading Skills Mobile, Ala., February 9, 2010 — President Barack Obama, in his State of the Union address, stressed the “need to invest in the skills and education of our people” and said that “the best anti-poverty program is a world-class education.” Echoing those words, the President and Education Secretary Arne Duncan released billions of… Continue reading

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Sociable Professors

…rticipated in the survey. Most faculty respondents (59%) have more than one social network account; nearly 25 percent have accounts on four or more social networks. More than 30 percent use social networks to communicate with students; nearly 1/3 use social networks to communicate with peers. A majority (52%) report using video, podcasts, blogs and wikis as part of their classes. Watching a video or listening to a podcast is the most common activ… Continue reading

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NovaNET Courseware Wins “Tech & Learning” Award of Excellence

Digital Curriculum Personalizes Instruction to Prepare All Students for College and Career New York, NY, November 15, 2011 — NovaNET® Courseware, a digital learning curriculum from Pearson, is a winner in “Tech & Learning” magazine’s 29th annual Awards of Excellence program. For the second consecutive year, the company leads the prestigious competition, with honors for seven of its online and mobile learning tools and programs. Servi… Continue reading

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Condensed Curriculum International, Pearson Partner to Launch HealthEd Today

… and Coding and Medical Administrative Assistant. The program is offered fully online via the Pearson LearningStudio platform. CCI provides innovative allied health education and training program solutions to more than 15,000 students at colleges, universities and medical centers nationwide. HealthEd Today, the first online program to be offered by CCI, was created to reach more students in response to the growing demand for certified health prof… Continue reading

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Pearson Selected to Provide Learning Management System for Universal Technical Institute, Inc.

i apologised to my ex now what Thousands of students to benefit from customized program designed to increase access, improve student engagement Denver, CO, September 12, 2011 — Pearson today announced that it has been selected by Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (UTI) to be the new learning management system provider for UTI’s blended learning curriculum, a program that merges the advantages of modern learning technologies with the bene… Continue reading

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USA Today: Teaching 9/11 history to students too young to remember

Teaching 9/11 history to students too young to remember The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks may be the defining moment of a generation, but Purdue University history professor Randy Roberts says the undergraduates he teaches are a bit unclear on the details. Until recently, says Frank Tangredi, a social-studies editorial director for the publisher Pearson Education Inc., he and his writers assumed that kids reading their materials would have … Continue reading

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

American Educational Research Journal study finds teachers get better results when they work together to develop, share instructional solutions Washington, D.C.,: January 26, 2010 — Teachers achieve better results for their students when they work together in learning teams to identify student problems and develop instructional solutions, according to a new study published in The American Educational Research Journal (AERJ). The model test… Continue reading

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LAUSD spending $30 million to buy 30,000 iPads for students

LA Daily News – Barbara Jones 19-Jun The Los Angeles Unified board Tuesday approved a $30 million contract to buy iPads for 30,000 students, the first phase in an ambitious plan to equip every pupil with a computer tablet within the next 14 months. LAUSD received more than a dozen proposals for the lucrative contract, and narrowed the field to three finalists — Apple and Arey Jones, which submitted separate plans using Dell and HP ta… 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?

…embly of State Arts Agencies points to several studies highlighting how the Arts support more traditional academic concepts. For example, dramatic enactment of literature was shown to  build reading comprehension; high school students who studied dance outperformed non-dancers on measures of creative thinking, especially in the categories of fluency, originality and abstract thought; the critical skills of observation and inference are used in bo… Continue reading

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Pearson’s Reading, Writing and Math Activities Can Help Parents Keep Children Engaged All Summer Long

…21; Research from The Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Summer Learning shows that young people lose approximately 2.6 months of grade-level equivalency in math computation skills over the summer months. Low-income students experience an average summer loss in reading of more than two months. By utilizing age-appropriate reading, writing and mathematics materials, Pearson’s Stay-on-Track Packs are designed to prevent this backsli… 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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Digital Learning Trailblazers in San Antonio on Wednesday: ‘The Time Is Now’ for Schools to Move to Digital

…ll be introduced by one of America’s top authorities on digital learning, Pearson Senior Vice President Scott Drossos, who will share how educators are blazing the path toward digital classrooms in a bold effort to help students like those in Superintendent Edwards’ schools achieve real academic gains. The Mooresville Graded School District led by Superintendent Edwards made the transition to digital classrooms by tearing down barrier… Continue reading

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Pearson's MyWritingLab Earns Finalist Honors in 2010 SIIA CODiE Awards

…d products underwent an intensive review by subject matter experts, analysts, journalists and others with deep expertise in education technology. With tutorials that provide immediate feedback and targeted help where and when students need it the most, MyWritingLab turns student engagement into a one-on-one teaching and learning experience. The program’s 24/7 accessibility and automated, personalized study plans give students the opportunit… Continue reading

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Pearson Launches OpenClass: First Full-Featured Learning Environment that’s Free, Easy-to-Use and Scalable

Denver, CO, October 13, 2011 — Pearson today made a major move to increase access and collaboration in higher education by launching the beta version of OpenClass. A key component of Pearson’s vision to increase access, achievement and affordability, OpenClass offers institutions and instructors the ability to engage and interact with their students using the collaborative technologies that students are embracing—at no cost. OpenClass is a… Continue reading

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Pearson Partners with The Community College Preparatory Academy (CCPA) to Support Adult Learners in the Nation’s Capital

… District to offer educational services and skills training to help adults move from high school into postsecondary education and careers. Scheduled to open on September 16, this adult public charter school plans to serve 150 students in the first year and up to 350 students by the third year. The academy seeks to support residents in Southeast D.C., with a particular focus on minority female heads of household living at or below the poverty leve… Continue reading

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Pearson’s iBooks Textbooks Honored as Best of 2012 in “Tech & Learning” Awards of Excellence

…th video, audio, assessment, interactive images and 3D animations. “Our new interactive textbooks leverage iPad’s potential as a tool for personalized learning, by making concepts come alive in 3D and animations, and allowing students to guide their own learning,” said Deb Bonanno, senior vice president for Pearson. “We are honored to have this prestigious award program recognize the way our iBooks Textbooks are opening new horizons for digital l… Continue reading

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Pearson Canada and Destination Imagination Launch 21st Century Learning Alliance

CHERRY HILL, NJ and TORONTO, ON– Destination Imagination and Pearson Canada announce a 21st Century Learning alliance to develop Destination Imagination: Classroom Edition for Canadian schools. Destination Imagination: Classroom Edition is designed to engage students in grades 3 to 9 in a positive learning environment through Challenges. These are rich cross-curricular problem-solving opportunities that foster the development of social and… Continue reading

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Free Virtual Conference for Social Studies Teachers Offers Live Access to Experts, Professional Development on Wide Range of Topics

…ofile experts speaking on an array of topics including the utilization of online publishing and award-winning virtual classroom platforms, digital moviemaking, and television news programs to engage today’s digitally- centric students. Each day from 9:30 to 4:30 Eastern, the free, online learning opportunity, which concludes on October 20, offers at least four webinars or lectures intended to enhance educators’ professional learning, providing in… Continue reading

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

Over 70% of institutions believe that online education is critical to their long-term strategy Chicago, IL – June 25, 2013 – Increasingly, students who need a flexible path to earning a degree are looking to online learning programs to access quality higher education. In response, higher education institutions around the country are investing in comprehensive educational services that develop and scale online programs that are high quality, rigo… Continue reading

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Digital Solutions for Personalizing Learning Take Center Stage at ISTE 2012

Pearson’s Innovative Technologies Span Curriculum, Devices, Platforms; Support Schools’ Move to Common Core State Standards San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 25, 2012 Exemplifying the ISTE 2012 theme, Pearson is “expanding horizons” for students and teachers around the world through the power of digital solutions that personalize learning, increase access to high-quality, affordable education and, most importantly, improve student achievement. This wee… Continue reading

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Texas Pre-Kindergarten Classrooms Will Be More Rigorous

…K program, heavily integrated with math, was developed by early childhood education experts as compelling new research* shows early exposure to math is an even more “powerful predictor of later learning” affecting students’ chances of going to college. Texas schools have been using their current pre-K materials since 2003. Following the recent Board approval of Texas Education Agency’s recommendation, Pearson Scott Foresma… Continue reading

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enVisionMATH: Understanding Fractions Earns Finalist Honors in 2011 Software & Information Industry Association CODiE Awards

Free App From Pearson Recognized in Best Mobile Education Solution Category Boston, MA, April 26, 2011 — enVisionMATH: Understanding Fractions, a free app for elementary students, is a finalist in the prestigious 2011 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards. Developed based on the award-winning instructional approach of enVisionMATH, Pearson’s bestselling elementary math program, the app is honored in… Continue reading

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Hospitality & Tourism Interactive Honored as Finalist in 2011 Software & Information Industry Association CODiE Awards

…d products undergo an intensive review by subject matter experts, analysts, journalists and other respected authorities in education technology. Through activity-based learning, Hospitality & Tourism Interactive allows students to gain practical experience in developing customer service, service quality and leadership skills. Set in the virtual world of Little Wolfe Island, Hospitality & Tourism Interactive features 16 properties on… Continue reading

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SuccessMaker Honored as 2011 Software & Information Industry Association CODiE Award Finalist

…ry and middle school learners, is a finalist in the prestigious 2011 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards. With strong correlation to the new Common Core State Standards, SuccessMaker offers students adaptive paths for building mastery of essential reading and math concepts and gives teachers important student data to support instructional decisions. SuccessMaker is a finalist in the Best K-12 Instructional S… Continue reading

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New Training Programs Help Educators Transition to Common Core State Standards

From Undergraduate Years Throughout Their Careers, Teachers Count on Pearson for Continuous Professional Development New York, February 23, 2011 — High-quality training for the nearly four million teachers hard at work in schools throughout the United States will become even more critical as most states gear up for the transition to the new: Common Core State Standards, a nationwide initiative to ensure all students are college and… Continue reading

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Pearson Foundation Announces 2011 Pearson Prize for Higher Education

National award recognizes exemplary community service among two- and four-year college students New York, NY, February 23, 2011 — The Pearson Foundation today announced the 2011 Pearson Prize for Higher Education, the award that recognizes and provides support to student leaders who are distinguishing themselves by leading public service efforts that give back to their local communities while completing their undergraduate studies. Again t… Continue reading

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Pearson's Vocabulary Central App for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch Offers Grammar on the Go for Today's Texting Generation

…aining ways, through interactive songs, trivia games, and flashcards, anytime, anywhere. Vocabulary Central is available for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch through iTunes for $2.99 in individualized editions for grades 6-12. Students work with flashcards to build their understanding of specific vocabulary words. Each flashcard provides an explanation of the word, a model sentence, synonyms and antonyms, word families, and background information,… Continue reading

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The Pearson Foundation Honors Student Leaders with 2010 Pearson Prize for Higher Education

Award Recognizes and Supports Exemplary Students New York, NY, November 18, 2010 — Seventy students from universities and colleges across the U.S. are recipients of the Pearson Prize for Higher Education, a new award from the Pearson Foundation that recognizes and supports exemplary students who are distinguishing themselves through local public service efforts while still completing their undergraduate studies. Twenty students have also b… Continue reading

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Pearson Releases eText for iPad App for Higher Education MyLabs/Mastering Programs

… for accessing their companion eText. Pearson’s free eText for iPad app presents digital content in the same high resolution as on a computer, even when pages are zoomed, and displays perfect fidelity to the print book. Students can easily add their own personalization (notes, highlights, bookmarks) while working on their iPads and then access it later on their Mac or PC. Many of Pearson’s most popular MyLabs/Mastering companion eText… Continue reading

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New Pearson Website Offers Free Resources and Professional Development to Help Teachers of English Language Learners

Site Dedicated to the Needs of Nation’s Five Million K-12 Students Whose First Language is Not English Boston,: March 22, 2010 — In conjunction with the annual conference for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Pearson, the education services and technology company, announced the launch of a new website designed to support educators who teach English language learners (ELLs). The site,: www.pearsonELL.com, is … Continue reading

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Interactive Learning Resources From No. 1 Elementary Math Program Now Available on Pearson Perspective

Company Creates Powerful Tool for Personalizing Student Learning in Math by Combining Popular Assessment Tool With Engaging Digital Curriculum Bloomington, MN, March 22, 2011 — Pearson’s award-winning remediation and enrichment solution for students now features interactive learning resources from the country’s No. 1 elementary math program. The global leader in education, technology and services created a powerful tool for per… Continue reading

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Pearson’s Virtual Conference Offers Free Front-row Access to Leading Education Experts and Latest in Digital Learning

…ore State Standards, the power of online learning to personalize education, and stories from real teachers who are achieving their goals with digital solutions. "Successful education is not just about what we teach our students, but it’s also about how we teach them. The evolution of technology has changed the way we live and learn. And, at Pearson, we’re harnessing the best of education technology to help our teachers tea… Continue reading

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Pearson Continues Free Availability of Virtual Nerd Math Tutorials

 Access to High Quality Online Lessons Will Expand With Development of App  NEW YORK —Aug. 26, 2013— Today Pearson announced the continued, free availability of Virtual Nerd’s high quality math tutorials and the development of a new app that will put a professional math tutor in the palm of students’ hands. The global education company acquired Virtual Nerd on July 1, 2013. “Since Virtual Nerd’s debut, Pearson supported the innovative developer … Continue reading

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Innovative eBook, Briggs/Cochran Calculus, Honored as Finalist in 2011 Software & Information Industry Association CODiE Awards

…sts and other respected authorities in education technology. “This finalist honor from the SIIA CODiE Awards program is a leading example of how Pearson and its authors are adapting to the ways college and university students learn math,” said Greg Tobin, President of Mathematics and Statistics for Pearson Higher Education. The groundbreaking eBook is part of a new calculus program from authors William Briggs (University of Color… 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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myWorld Geography Earns Finalist Honors in the 2010 SIIA CODiE Awards

…d others with deep expertise in education technology. myWorld Geography helps today’s adolescents learn by “doing” and stay motivated to learn through interactive, digital communications. The program enables students and teachers to explore the world’s geography and history through “myStory” ambassadors, real teens from around the world chosen by Pearson’s social studies authors along with journalists fro… Continue reading

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Pearson Announces New K-8 Interactive Instructional Program Developed Exclusively for Whiteboard Technology

…e world will feature an interactive whiteboard by 2011, according to research presented in Education Week. This whiteboard technology, which projects a large display of a computer’s desktop for the entire class, enables students to engage in interactive learning and enhance 21st century skills like communication and collaboration. More than one million classrooms in North America are using whiteboards to enhance learning and the number is e… Continue reading

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MyMathLab: Students get helping link to mastering a daunting challenge of calculus

Memphis Commercial Appeal – Jane Roberts TN 30-Jan Erika Northcutt, 18, has not had a math class since she was a junior in high school, more than two years ago. The freshman at the University of Memphis was anxious enough about college calculus that she considered changing her major. Nearly three weeks into the semester, her calculus homework scores are averaging 98 percent, she’s confident she can pass and plans to register for cal… Continue reading

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Pearson's Partnership with Louisiana Community & Technical College System Yields Enrollment Increases

…age is yielding enrollment increases, according to data released by LCTCS. Launched in January 2009, LCTCSOnline has seen enrollments jump 43 percent from the spring 2009 to spring 2010 semesters, to 424 current enrollments. Students throughout Louisiana are taking advantage of this convenient way to receive a college education in an online environment. “More than 18 months ago, Pearson partnered with LCTCSOnline to completely customize an… Continue reading

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Smarthinking Launches Liberal Arts Math Online Tutoring Support Services

…tion of Liberal Arts Math to its comprehensive mathematics tutoring services. The tutoring is available to all customers, both institutional and consumers. With the addition of the Liberal Arts Math tutoring support services, students can:     Receive live, on-demand tutoring (90 percent of Smarthinking Math tutors have a master’s or Ph.D. in their discipline)     Submit a question for asynchronous response (generally within 24 hours)     Pre-sc… Continue reading

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Spotlight Shines on Improving Educator Effectiveness at Evaluation Systems’ Conference

Teacher Performance Assessment, Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium, State and Local Initiatives Highlighted Chicago, IL, November 22, 2011 — As improving educator effectiveness tops the national dialogue on accelerating the achievement of U.S. students, more than 120 education leaders from around the country gathered in Chicago recently to discuss innovative new initiatives and practices in teacher preparation and evaluat… Continue reading

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Iowa Community College Online Consortium Increases Access to Learning, Improves Student Success Rates, Using Pearson’s Technology and Services

ICCOC Extends Pearson Contract to Power Online Learning Programs West Burlington, IA, April 09, 2012 — The Iowa Community College Online Consortium (ICCOC) has extended its contract with Pearson to power the colleges’ online programs, Pearson announced today. ICCOC has worked with Pearson to develop and offer courses online for a dozen years, and the two organizations continue to refine their strategy to identify at-risk students early and… Continue reading

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

…he learning company Pearson to turn their vision into reality. “Because of the inquiry-based, rigorous nature of our Integrated Science course, there wasn’t a textbook that existed that truly could serve as a resource for our students. Yet, we knew that such a book would help our ninth-graders improve their critical thinking skills and their understanding of the material on the state test and in their future educational endeavors,” says Civale. C… Continue reading

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From paper to computer

Shore News Today Feb. 2, 2012 Middle school students using interactive technology MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – Zachary Gandy of Middle Township Middle School finds textbooks boring. The eighth-grader certainly isn’t alone. Many students probably feel the same way. At least some students’ attitudes may change this year, though. On Tuesday, Jan. 31, some students used an online version of their textbook for the first time. It’s part of an online trial run of… Continue reading

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Free Virtual Conference for Educators Provides Easy Access to Education Technology Exhibits and Live Webinars

…trations of personalized learning solutions that are making a difference in today’s classrooms. “Education is always evolving. And today’s educators need instructional services and programs that match their students’ digitally-based lifestyles — tools that don’t require students to power down in the classroom or to stop learning when the school bell rings,” said Karl Gustafson, senior vice president at P… Continue reading

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Pearson LearningStudio Chosen to Power Brookline College's Online Learning Programs

…l opportunities. “At Brookline, we are committed to meeting the needs of our student body by offering academically rigorous programs, but with the freedom and flexibility to earn a degree at times that work best for the students,” said Christa Jones, CEO of Brookline College. “In Pearson, we found not just a vendor, but an educational partner that could allow us to grow and scale our online programs. Our goal is to provide the b… Continue reading

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Pearson’s Highly Accurate Measure of Text Complexity Makes WriteToLearn More Powerful Tool for Attaining Common Core State Standard Literacy Skills

…y 1,000 informational reading passages, along with Common Core State Standards’ text complexity grade bands. This additional information is now available to teachers to help them select the most appropriate readings for their students using Common Core criteria. One of the key requirements of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts is that students comprehend texts of steadily increasing complexity as they progress through schoo… Continue reading

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Teachers to Preview Pearson’s Reading Street Common Core ©2013 at International Reading Association Convention

…’s development and coherence with the standards along with a full team of authors, researchers and practitioners.” She noted, “Districts everywhere are looking for new reading programs that will ensure that their teachers and students are ready for the Common Core. They are especially pressing us to be sure new programs meet the Common Core State Standards ‘Publishers’ Criteria,’ most recently updated in April of this year.” She cites key example… Continue reading

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UK Border Agency Approves Pearson Test of English Academic

…ish Academic (PTE Academic) as fully satisfying the Government’s criteria for English language proficiency tests for student visas under Tier 4 of the Points Based System. Under the terms of the new legislation, foreign students applying to come to the UK under the Tier 4 (General) category for courses below degree level (except foundation degree courses) have to demonstrate that their level of English is up to a specific standard. This is … Continue reading

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Pearson’s CourseConnect Wins 2012 Software & Information Industry Association CODiE Award

…ho are tasked with putting their courses online with a high-quality foundation to personalize and build upon. CourseConnect can also be used program-wide by colleges and universities that are looking for flexible ways to help students reach their educational goals,” said Don Kilburn, Vice Chairman of Pearson Higher Education and CEO of Pearson Learning Solutions. “We are honored that CourseConnect’s powerful online and mobile te… Continue reading

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

…ing system will allow the school to connect the dots between data, content, and achievement, thus enabling personalized learning and measurable student performance. Established in 1987, Delaware Valley Friends School prepares students in grades 6 through 12 to succeed in college and in life. The typical student at Delaware Valley has language-based learning differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, attention deficit disorder, and executive functi… Continue reading

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"Symbols of America" Featured in Free Whiteboard Interactive Lessons for Elementary Social Studies Classrooms

…y of America’s historic national icons like the Statue of Liberty, Old Glory, and the Liberty Bell. And now the nation’s teachers have a new, free resource to help bring these revered images to life for elementary students: Symbols of America, a set of interactive whiteboard lessons and activities from the education services and technology company Pearson. Click to Play Video “We know that times are tight for many schools right … Continue reading

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ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City Partners with Pearson to Increase Access to ASU Programs

Part of ASU’s Effort to Offer More Affordable Options to Students in Local Communities LAKE HAVASU CITY, Arizona—August 7, 2012—ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City has partnered with Pearson as it launches the first program in Arizona State University’s efforts to offer a more affordable ASU option to students in local communities. ASU Colleges atLake Havasu Cityoffers lower tuition than traditional research universities and focuses exclusively on … Continue reading

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Research Shows Pearson's Learning Teams Strategy Improves School Performance and Student Achievement

… schools the old-fashioned way-one teacher at a time,” said Tom Carroll, Ph.D., President of NCTAF. “It is time to recognize that stand-alone teaching in self-contained classrooms won’t prepare today’s students for 21st century college or careers-we need to build on the power of teamwork that is the key to success in every high performing organization in our country.” For example, the new book cites George Washington… Continue reading

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Free Online Teacher Tool for Accurately Measuring Text Difficulty Launched at ISTE 2013

…education community,” said Dr. Kimberly O’Malley, Senior Vice President of Research and Development at Pearson.  “Using the tool, teachers will be able to accurately measures reading passages to personalize learning for their students in new and creative ways.” With this free online tool, teachers can quickly create a free account, upload passages and instantly get scores, allowing them to match students with the appropriate level and engaging co… Continue reading

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PEARSON ACQUIRES EMBANETCOMPASS

…education and educational services.  The combination of Pearson and EmbanetCompass creates the premier provider of online learning and education services and will further enable us to advance the goals of the institutions and students we serve with innovative and proven programs.” EmbanetCompass is a leader in online services with strong growth, customer satisfaction and student retention.  They develop customized technology platforms and service… Continue reading

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Michigan’s Vandenberg Elementary School Receives $65,000 Grant to Implement Pearson Learning Teams

…their skills to improve student performance and self-assess their progress. The program is based on a five-year comparison study that included 15 Title I schools serving 14,000 mostly low-achieving, limited English proficient students. Achievement in the schools using teacher learning teams rose by 41 percent overall-and a whopping 54 percent for Hispanic students-relative to a comparable group of schools that used other methods. The model has si… Continue reading

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Pearson Announces CourseConnect™ 2.0 Online Course Library

…n. "The growth in online learning has focused a critical lens on student performance and program efficacy. We’ve completely redesigned the CourseConnect library, based on the feedback of our customers and their students, to enhance teaching and learning and provide an economical, customizable solution for institutions looking to increase performance and control costs during these challenging economic times," said Don Kilbur… 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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Pearson and Xirrus Announce Partnership to Deliver Wireless Learning to Schools

…ry and middle schools globally. Pearson’s CEO of Digital Learning Bob Roliardi said, “Our agreement with Xirrus brings together industry leading products to create unprecedented education solutions for millions of students across the globe. Xirrus’ Wi-Fi Arrays architecture makes it possible to cut the wire – removing much of the network infrastructure complexities and costs associated with bringing the latest innovations … Continue reading

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Pearson's Mastering Platform Earns Finalist Honors in 2010 SIIA CODiE Awards

…ts, analysts, journalists and others with deep expertise in education technology. Pearson’s Mastering programs personalize science learning with tutorials that provide immediate feedback and targeted help where and when students need it the most. Students learn at their own pace, in their own style, while educators are able to monitor progress and communicate with their students online to keep them engaged and accountable for their work. Th… Continue reading

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Solano Community College Partners with Pearson to Reduce Costs and Increase Access to Higher Education

Integrated Digital Content and Technology Platform Solution Addresses Recent Cuts to California Community College Funding Solano Community College, serving 11,000 students annually, has partnered with Pearson to launch an integrated blended learning program designed to increase access to course content and reduce costs to students. Pearson provides access to digital content through its Pearson LearningStudio learning management system. The integ… Continue reading

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

…next with blended learning Implications 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 … Continue reading

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Pearson Breaks Through to a New World of Learning at EDUCAUSE 2012

Innovative Online, Social and Mobile Technologies Create Personalized Teaching and Learning Experiences Boston, Ma. November 05, 2012 Pearson today announced its lineup for EDUCAUSE 2012 which includes new initiatives in online, social and mobile technologies. These solutions are designed to support faculty access to Open Educational Resources and deliver personalized, engaging learning experiences for students and educators. Pearson will be sho… Continue reading

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Pearson Foundation Partners with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Create Digital Learning Programs

Grant from Gates Foundation will help create comprehensive instructional system to prepare America’s students to meet Common Core State Standards NEW YORK–The Pearson Foundation today announced a partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support America’s teachers by creating a full series of digital instructional resources. Online courses in math and reading/English language arts will … Continue reading

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Pearson Statement Regarding Scoring Errors on NYC Gifted and Talented Assessments

No change for students originally deemed eligible “We are very sorry to report that errors at Pearson occurred during the process of calculating the scores used to determine eligibility for New York City’s Gifted & Talented (G&T) programs. “Eligibility for the G&T programs is based on two assessments, the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test, Second Edition (NNAT2) and the verbal test items from the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test, Eighth… Continue reading

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We Give Books to Help At-Risk Students Support Jumpstart’s Read for the Record

Pearson Foundation to Donate 50,000 Books to 150 School Districts New York, NY, September 16, 2011 — Millions of children in low-income neighborhoods don’t have books in their homes, missing out on the chance to develop crucial early literacy skills that affect their success in the classroom and in life. We Give Books, a digital reading initiative from the Pearson Foundation and the Penguin Group, is on a mission to change all that. We Giv… Continue reading

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Prescott after-school program students boost math, reading skills

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Pearson Launches New Product to Allow Schools Faster, Easier Way to Set Up and Implement Microsoft® Live@edu accounts

New CloudConnect™ Simplifies the Creation and Management of Live@edu Accounts for Districts Salt Lake City, UT, December 21, 2010- Pearson today announced its new CloudConnectTM product to help schools simplify the creation, set-up and management of Live@edu accounts for both students and staff. The CloudConnect product from Pearson Data Solutions (formerly Edustructures) allows districts and education agencies that rely on the Micro… Continue reading

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Georgia Connections Academy Expanding—Teens Statewide Have New Virtual High School Option

…(March 23, 2012) – Georgia’s public cyber charter school, Georgia Connections Academy (GACA), is expanding from a K–8 to K–12 school for the 2012–13 school year. Georgia Connections Academy is a tuition-free public school and students from anywhere in the state may enroll. Enrollment for grades K–12 for the 2012–13 school year opens on April 3, 2012 and information sessions are planned statewide for interested families. The first information sess… Continue reading

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New interactive textbooks for iPad, other digital classroom materials premiering at Texas conference for education leaders

Sneak Preview: Pioneer in digital and mobile learning to showcase programs helping Texas schools dive into technology Austin, TX – Feb. 8, 2012 – More Texas students can say farewell to their heavy backpacks as new interactive textbooks for the iPad and other digital instruction head into the classroom. Education leaders across the Lone Star State will get a sneak peek Monday at Pearson’s new digital learning materials at the Texas Computer Educ… Continue reading

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Pearson's Online Remediation and Enrichment Solution Honored for Enhancements in 28th Annual "Tech & Learning" Magazine's Awards of Excellence

Perspective Named to List of Best Upgraded Products for 2010 Bloomington, MN, December 15, 2010 — Perspective, Pearson’s online remediation and enrichment solution for students, is a winner in “Tech & Learning” magazine’s 28th annual Award of Excellence program. Perspective ties high-stakes student assessment to classroom instruction by providing students with supplemental resources based on their assessment sco… Continue reading

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Pearson’s Matthew Gaertner Honored With 2011 Charles F. Elton Best Paper Award

…, implementation and evaluation of this method of identifying disadvantaged and overachieving applicants in undergraduate admissions. As the paper details, the results of Gaertner’s study suggest low-income and minority students are more likely to be admitted to CU when class-conscious admissions criteria are used. Analyses of historical data also suggest that college success for those admitted under class-based affirmative action is possib… Continue reading

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PowerSchool Honored As Finalist in the 2010 Software & Information Industry Association CODiE Awards

…orld’s number one student information system, enables today’s educators to make timely decisions that impact student performance while creating a collaborative environment for parents, teachers, administrators and students to work together in preparing 21st century learners for the future. “In thousands of schools serving more than 8 million students around the world, teachers, administrators, parents and students are using Powe… Continue reading

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As Next Generation Science Standards Are Unveiled, Pearson Offers Schools Teacher Training and Instructional Support for Effective Transition to New Rigor in the Classroom

 Next Generation of Pearson Science Programs Underway April 12, 2013.  The long-awaited Next Generation Science Standards aimed at makingAmerica’s students — now #12 globally in science — competitive with their global peers were unveiled this week.  Led by the non-profit organization ACHIEVE, 26 states worked together with a 41-member writing team and partners to develop the standards which identify science and engineering practices and content … Continue reading

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Pearson Congratulates Five School District Finalists for Prestigious Broad Prize

…uating in 2011. The four other districts : : : will each receive $250,000 in college scholarships. Having been named as finalists, each of the five districts is guaranteed a minimum of $250,000 in college scholarships for its students. The Broad Prize for Urban Education is the largest education award in the country given to school districts that demonstrate the best overall performance and improvement in student achievement while reducing gaps a… Continue reading

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

…the two consortia in the 2014-15 school year. “Online assessments offer states and school districts clear advantages, including expanded item types, timely feedback to inform instruction, and improved accommodations for students with special needs,” said Joe Willhoft, Executive Director of SMARTER Balanced. “To be successful, however, careful planning and management of the transition process is a must. That’s why both consortia … Continue reading

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Pearson Math Efficacy Report Recognizes Educators and Institutions Using Personalized Learning Solutions to Improve Learner Outcomes

…and a commitment to continually reassess results and adjust accordingly. It is this willingness to try – and fail – that enables an institution to discover the right combination of practices that work best for its faculty and students. The University of Alabama redesigned its Intermediate Algebra course and is experiencing learning gains 15 years after first implementing MyMathLab. As studies have become more longitudinal—data currently spans 13 … Continue reading

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Community College Students Feel Unprepared From High School

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Chris Dragon Appointed President of Pearson Digital Learning

…nt achievement.” Dragon said, “Our digital solutions help school districts and educators break the barriers of the traditional brick-and-mortar classroom. We look to serve all learners of all levels, including non-traditional students, in hopes of making education accessible to everyone anytime, anywhere.” Cohen said that under Dragon’s leadership, the company launched Pearson’s iDEA Innovation Center, a digital laboratory focused on user-centere… Continue reading

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Pearson Offers Free Webinars to Help Educators Implement the Common Core State Standards

…nal development, assessment, and English Language Learners. The webinar series will help teachers, administrators, and curriculum supervisors implement new ways of teaching that instill higher-order thinking skills and ensure students understand the how behind academic concepts, as required by the new standards. Experts will outline the principles of the CCSS, what they mean for educators and students, and how to employ them in the classroom.  As… Continue reading

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Pearson and the Financial Times Launch &quot;FT in Education&quot;

…n, the world’s leading learning company. FT in education allows Pearson’s educational publishers to search a new republishing database hosting over 100,000 FT articles, special reports and features that are highly relevant to students and professors. A new trademark licence agreement will allow Pearson to use this FT content across its products and services for the education market around the world. John Fallon, CEO of Pearson’s international edu… 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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Pearson’s Hospitality & Tourism Interactive Wins 2011 Software & Information Industry Association CODiE Award

3-D Virtual World Named Best Education Game or Simulation New York, NY — June 16, 2011 — Hospitality & Tourism Interactive from Pearson is this year’s winner of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Award for Best Education Game or Simulation. Students at more than 110 colleges and universities in the US are exploring careers in the hospitality industry in this 3-D learning environment. Establishe… Continue reading

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Villanova University Collaborates with Pearson to Launch Four Online Master’s Degree Programs

…ter of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.) —VillanovaUniversity Graduate Tax Program Master of Taxation (M.T.) —Villanova University Graduate Tax Program The Villanova M.B.A. program provides a personalized approach to education, where students are exposed to real-world business challenges in order to acquire the skills needed to excel in their careers. Bloomberg Businessweek ranked the Villanova M.B.A. #3 overall in the region and #13 in the nation for ac… Continue reading

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

…d 30 Chicago Public Schools (CPS) teachers with the award. CPS chief academic officers, principals and social studies supervisors also celebrated the honorees for their talent in bringing social studies to life for their K-12 students. McHugh said, “The Chicago visit of this rare original print of the Declaration of Independence offered our community a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see history first- and reflect on what it means to us a… 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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Investment in Efficacy Studies Sets Pearson Apart as Leading Research-Based Education Provider

Innovation Center Serves as "Test Tube" to Validate Instructional Programs New York, NY, June 1, 2010 — "Shooting in the dark" is what U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says school districts are doing if they don’t capture "real, quality data at the state and district level to track students from preschool through higher education." As Duncan moves forward with the Obama Administration’… Continue reading

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Pearson Launches PowerSchool® Version 7.0 and PowerTeacher™ Version 2.3

…om Oracle 10g to the new Oracle 11g. Learn more about the new PowerSchool 7.0 changes here. PowerTeacher includes over 20 major feature enhancements, such as: Improved teacher notifications, including birthdays, newly added students, and dropped students. Custom sort order for teachers to arrange their student list in whichever order suits their classroom setup.:  This also includes the option to add new students to the bottom of the class rost… Continue reading

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Pearson, Fayetteville Technical Community College Prepare to Serve Additional Military, Civilian Personnel and Families

…n Learning Solutions. “We continue to work in partnership with North Carolina’s colleges to arm them with the technology and tools they’ll need to successfully manage increasing enrollments and promote their students’ success in hybrid and online learning environments.” The summit included presentations and facilitated discussions about topics such as strategies to improve achievement and retention; using technology … Continue reading

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Research Confirms Pearson Learning Teams Improves School Performance and Student Achievement

… schools the old-fashioned way-one teacher at a time,” said Tom Carroll, Ph.D., President of NCTAF. “It is time to recognize that stand-alone teaching in self-contained classrooms won’t prepare today’s students for 21st century college or careers-we need to build on the power of teamwork that is the key to success in every high performing organization in our country.” For example, the new book cites George Washington… Continue reading

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Pearson Supports Advanced Placement Summer Institutes

…n conjunction with these workshops to help increase the number of qualified AP* teachers. “We are proud to support these professional development opportunities for teachers that aim to raise the academic bar and prepare students for college and career success,” said Rick Culp, Executive Vice President, Sales, Pearson Curriculum. “Every year we provide thousands of books in the name of increasing opportunities for all students, e… Continue reading

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

… WHERE: Register at http://www.pearsonschool.com/strivingreaders WHY: The Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy grant is focused on comprehensive literacy development and educational programs to advance literacy skills for students from birth through grade 12, including limited-English-proficient students and students with disabilities. Grant funding can be spent on effective literacy instruction through professional development, screening and… Continue reading

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Pearson Leads 2012 EdTech Digest Awards Program With 11 Finalists

…8220;Cool Tool” Awards from EdTech Digest. The finalists span preK-20 education and leverage the power of Pearson’s digital and mobile technologies to transform education, personalize learning, and ensure that all students are prepared for success in college and careers. These latest honors fall closely on the heels of Pearson earning 11 finalist awards in the prestigious Software and Information Industry Association‘s 2012 CODi… Continue reading

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

…ntury Teaching and Learning. The Obama Administration had focused the nation’s education vision on two basic goals: assuring that every student is college and career ready, and closing the achievement gap for low income students and children of color. “This is an ambitious challenge, but if all we do is to fix the schools we have, the future is already over,” said Tom Carroll, President of the National Commission on Teaching and… Continue reading

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Pearson Introduces Schoolwide Improvement Model at National Summit

…provement Model is built on five essential components: 1. Standards-aligned curriculum, instruction and assessment; 2. High-performance leadership, management and organization; 3. Data-driven culture; 4. High achievement for students and engagement of staff, parents and the community; and, 5. Sustainability for continuous improvement. Pearson’s School Achievement Services is currently working in 21 states, serving 228 schools and 160,000 student… Continue reading

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Howard University to Launch HU-Online, Partnership with Pearson

…rough our new partnership with Pearson.” Howard University Online (HU-Online) enables the prestigious university to offer in-demand degree and certificate programs and expand the reach of Howard’s faculty beyond the campus to students around the world. “We are honored to be working with Howard University to expand the institution’s online program offerings and reach both non-traditional and international students,” said Don Kilburn, vice chairman… Continue reading

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

Connects Personalized Instruction, Teaching Effectiveness, Data and Assessment to Prepare U.S. Students for Global Competitiveness New York, NY, April 6, 2011, Pearson, the leading education, technology and services company, announced today a coherent approach built around the Common Core State Standards that enables teachers to assess students unobtrusively, diagnose their needs swiftly, prescribe personalized learning, and monitor student… Continue reading

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From “the Cloud” to Student iPads, New Ed-Tech Services and Solutions Debut at Florida Technology Conference

…any Pearson is showcasing this week at FETC 2013 in Orlando. As more and more schools move to digital and blended learning models, educators across the country are seeking effective and efficient solutions that will put their students on track for college and careers. Examples of the programs and tools that they have the chance to experience hands-on at FETC include: iLit – A core reading program for struggling readers, and the first and only co… Continue reading

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Statement by Dr. Walter (Denny) Way, Senior Vice President for Measurement Services, Regarding the Use of Item Response Theory to Score Standardized Tests

…duate Record Examination (GRE) and the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), to name a few. Dr. Stroup claims that selecting questions based on Item Response Theory produces tests that are not sensitive to measuring what students have learned. He confuses the application of a measurement model (Item Response Theory) with the more fundamental process of designing and developing tests based on the purposes for which they will be used. Furtherm… Continue reading

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Educators Can Engage in Discussion of Challenges of Transitioning to the Common Core in Webinar From Pearson’s K-12 Research & Innovation Network

…Issues, Cleveland Teachers Union To Register: Go to https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/740454024. About Pearson’s K12 Research & Innovation Network To help address the most pressing questions facing teachers and students, Pearson is bringing together top education experts in the K-12 Research & Innovation Network—a collection of centers focused on advancing transformational models of instruction and assessment that make learnin… 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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Pearson to Sponsor Free Access for Educators on Ning

Educators Gravitating to Social Media through Thousands of Ning Networks New York, NY,: June 24, 2010 — From pre-k through college, more and more educators, parents and students are gravitating to social media networks to share their frustrations and ask for help, offer solutions to their colleagues, or just plain get validation of their efforts to improve student outcomes. Ning (www.Ning.com) has become the platform of choice by educators… Continue reading

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Pearson Launches Concussion Management Assessment to Protect the Future of Student Athletes

…n’s Clinical Assessment business. “Concussion Vital Signs allows schools to cost-effectively, transparently, systematically and flexibly address return-to-play decisions. This is about protecting the future of every athlete.” Students registered in Concussion Vital Signs take an initial assessment before any injury occurs to establish an individual “NORMAL” neurocognitive (brain function) baseline so athletic trainers and doctors have a reference… Continue reading

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Renowned Industry Expert, Ken O'Connor Endorses Pearson's PowerTeacher 2.0 Online Gradebook

…ds mastery and then work with the student to help them toward success. All assignments linked to standards are listed, along with the scores entered for each standard. Summative scores are automatically visible to parents and students in real-time from the PowerSchool web portal. At the end of a marking period, standards grades are automatically inserted onto standards-based report cards. Monitoring Intervention Groups – New group views pro… Continue reading

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Pearson Foundation and America's Promise's Grad Nation Report Aim at Ending the High School Dropout Crisis

…rs in releasing Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic, a comprehensive report that reveals the first positive signs that America is making progress in reducing the number of students who drop out of high school. The report, produced by America’s Promise Alliance, Civic Enterprises and Johns Hopkins University’s Everyone Graduates Center, documents America’s progress in improvin… 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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