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You may have noticed that if you call, email, or chat with Pearson’s Technical Support, we will validate you are the authorized technical contact for your district. If not, the support agent will politely decline further support and direct you to contact your district’s authorized technical contact. Why is this?
When your district bought a Pearson platform they identified authorized technical contacts – one or two individuals in your district/school that participate in specialized training, specially configure and administer your product, and are the first point-of-contact for any questions you may …
You’ve heard it before: “studies show that children whose parents are involved in their education, do better in school”.
So I wanted to share this exciting news with you. Last week at Education Nation, Pearson, in collaboration with NBC News, launched an easy-to-use Parent Toolkit now available online, and soon to be available as an app.
The Toolkit serves as an engaging resource that helps parents navigate the new higher standards rolling out in schools so they can actively guide their child throughout their education. Using the toolkit, whether at home, work, or on-the-go, parents can:
View academic …
We are excited to announce a new resource for PowerSchool students and parents – mLearning Guides for PowerSchool Student and Parent Portals!
mLearning Guide noun:
1. a digital book you can download on your iPad, with interactive learning games and assessments, demos, and videos.
Learn how to check real-time grades and attendance, review the daily bulletin board, read teacher comments, manage school transactions and fee balance, access course syllabi, and more!
The mLearning Guide titled PowerSchool Student and Parent Portals is available FREE through the iBooks bookstore. It can be downloaded through the iBooks …
In all aspects of life, technology is advancing and continuing to dominate our society. These technological advancements aspire to streamline our daily tasks, while assisting with responsibilities and providing a variety of new capabilities.
The healthcare industry is generally one of the slowest industries to accept change and adopt these technological innovations. Yet in the last few years, healthcare has proven to be rapidly catching on to these developments in hospitals, physicians’ offices, and clinics, and now academic health centers are adapting to electronic student medical records.
“Progress is a nice word, …
By Grace Stopani
The Department of Education has posted the 2013 grant application for Round 2 of the Race to the Top for Districts (RTT-D) grant. Applications are due October 3.
Out of 372 applicants in Round 1, only 16 were awarded. Round 2 is likely to be just as competitive with only 5-10 awards to be granted nationally. So this grant is not for the faint of heart!
To help school districts prepare for the Round 2 competition, we wanted to see what set apart the 16 awardees in Round 1. So the Pearson Grants …
I am proud to be a part of the PowerSchool team. While I am not one of the 12 million student users or an educator at a school, I do have the opportunity to get a glimpse into this amazing student information system because of my job.
Over time, I have come to the conclusion that PowerSchool is a “gift that keeps on giving,” with a large part of the “giving” stemming from the many partnerships that Pearson has formed along the way. I am in awe at the frequent increase …
There are data that you date and data that you marry. Staff and students in dream schools know the difference and focus intensely on data of the ‘marrying’ type. There are traditional sets of data that are foundational such as state, district and classroom level assessments. There are other data sets that are often dismissed or not even collected: subject-specific diagnostic assessments, student surveys about their teachers and learning experiences, staff and community feedback, extracurricular participation, amount of project-based assessments and/or number of out-of-school enrichment experiences (per content).
From this variegated …
Katie Ferguson, NYS teacher of the year 2012, shares a wonderful experience in a recent blog post (as part of Pearson’s Schoolnet EduStat University) on Fostering a Love for Literacy. In it she tells of a transfer student who, when they initially met, told her very matter-of-factly that he hated to read and didn’t know how.
However, his disdain for reading turned into love once he spent time in Katie’s classroom where her literacy instruction focuses on three key models: independence, choice, and differentiation. Over time, he learned about independent centers, …
As mentioned in my previous post, participants at EduStat University will have the opportunity to hear from speakers with very experienced backgrounds. Paul Tough, author of New York Times bestselling How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, will be one of the keynote speakers at the conference on July 29th.
In his upcoming EduStat presentation, Tough will analyze the common belief that success comes from cognitive skills, while research shows that lifelong success comes from personality traits. He will demonstrate how “nature” and “nurture” are interlaced– that …
Join Pearson’s Schoolnet and Ithaca City School District for EduStat July 29-30!
This professional development conference brings school and district leadership teams together to explore topics vital to education reform. Participants will
Explore strategies for putting data-driven decision making into action
Hear from speakers like –Jon Bergmann and Joshua Parker –with a wealth of experience and knowledge
View case studies that demonstrate how practitioners have discovered both best practices and foibles
Participate in workshops that build skills for leading change, accessing and analyzing data, and using social media for teaching
Design tactics for new approaches to …