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by Shmoop On 05/14/2012

Shmoop announces the release of a comprehensive guide to the GED. In 2007, more than 600,000 adults worldwide completed the GED test battery, which includes five subject area tests on mathematics, reading, science, social studies and writing. The online prep course from Shmoop features hundreds of explanations, examples and exercises, more than 600 practice problems and essays, and two full-length timed GED practice tests.



by Pearson On 05/31/2013

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Adelphi Elementary School is the inaugural winner of the Insight Schools Award from Pearson. This honor recognizes the school’s principal, teachers and staff for their commitment to preparing all students for college and careers and increasing student achievement. In winning this award Adelphi demonstrated verifiable results in college and career readiness (CCR) indicators in the categories of: academic achievement, CCR competencies, systems and programs, and classroom instruction.



by Funds For Learning On 05/15/2012

Funds For Learning CEO John Harrington will participate in two national broadband panel discussions this month, focusing on the role of the E-rate program on broadband expansion. On May 21, Harrington will participate as part of the State Educational Technology Directors Association’s (SETDA) report and briefing in Washington, D.C. On May 24, Harrington will address attendees of the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition’s (SHLB) ”Creating Sustainable Broadband Solutions for Communities and Anchor Institutions” in Arlington, Va. For more information or to register to attend these events, please visit the SETDA and SHLB websites.



by Discovery Education On 05/15/2012

The Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the College Board today announced the finalists in the 2012 Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, a national competition designed to encourage K-12 students to tackle environmental issues in their own communities. These 72 teams– comprised of more than 850 students representing 34 states – will vie for more than $300,000 in scholarships, educational trips, and other prizes for their work on advancing the global green initiative.



by Discovery Education On 05/30/2012

The Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), and the College Board announced today the grand prize winners of the fourth annual Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, the nation’s premier national sustainability challenge designed to encourage K-12 students to become true agents of change by tackling environmental issues in their own communities and across the globe.



by Kay Lindenberg On 05/17/2012

digits From Pearson Fully Aligned to Common Core State StandardsMILFORD, Ohio – May 17, 2012 – Middle schoolers at Ohio’s Milford Exempted Village are among the first students in the nation to follow the mathematics learning path outlined by the new Common Core State Standards thanks to an all-new 100 percent digital program. The high-performing district – earning the Ohio Department of Education’s rating of “Excellent” or “Excellent with Distinction” for the past nine years – chose digits from Pearson to create "great mathematical thinkers" and save countless hours of valuable teacher time.



by Shmoop On 05/17/2012

Shmoop announces the launch of a free DMV Guide for students. Customized for each state, the online guide teaches students the ins and outs of driving, including how to secure a license, rules of the road, plus further hints and driving tips. The DMV Guide also covers a few topics for students to think about after they pass the big test.



by Kay Lindenberg On 05/29/2012

Innovative Assessment and Data Management System Is “Key Piece” to Successful RTI InitiativeATLANTA – May 29, 2012 – At Charles R. Drew Charter School in urban Atlanta, teachers hit the ground running on the first day of each school year, addressing gaps uncovered in data from the previous school year, using AIMSweb® – Pearson’s web-based assessment and data-management system. By the fall benchmark, they’re seeing a significant payoff: The majority of their students are already caught up and prepared for the learning challenges of the upcoming school year.



by Charlotte Andrist On 05/01/2013

Kingston, Tenn. – May 1, 2013 – WIN Learning, the leading provider of career–driven courseware, education intervention initiatives and career-readiness certification programs, announced today that it has been honored as a ‘trend setter’ finalist in the 2013 EdTech Digest Awards program. The third annual recognition program honors outstanding tools, trendsetters, and leaders in the education and technology sector.



by Discovery Education On 05/21/2012

The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF) and Discovery Education, in partnership with Sports Authority, today awarded schools in South Carolina, Arizona and Illinois with $50,000 in prizes as the winners of the 2012 Find Your Balance Challenge, a program designed to engage K‐5 students in creating practical, long‐term improvements in nutrition and physical activity at their school.



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