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  • Pearson School Systems Products Have Limited Exposure to the Heartbleed Vulnerability

    By: admin | April, 2014 | 400 views | No Comments | Posted in: News, Uncategorized

    This week there has been much news about the “Heartbleed” vulnerability, which opens online systems using the OpenSSL cryptographic software library to the risk of exposing sensitive and confidential data. More information about this issue is available at the following sites:

    heartbleed.com
    http://money.cnn.com/2014/04/09/technology/security/heartbleed-bug/ 

    Pearson takes customer data security very seriously and has been actively confirming our secure status. The Heartbleed vulnerability is present if a server is running a recent version of OpenSSL with a heartbeat extension enabled. At this time, Pearson has performed a careful and thorough examination of our School Systems …

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  • Learning the Lingo of Next Generation Assessments: Technology Enhanced Items

    By: admin | April, 2014 | 203 views | No Comments | Posted in: College Readiness, News, Technology in the Classroom

    This week we explore Technology Enhanced Items (TEI) and how these item types are creating fun challenges for students who are looking for an engaging learning experience.  TEI’s are a relatively new concept for most, gaining popularity as education becomes more and more digital. TEI’s allow the student to focus on cognitive demand while emphasizing problem solving in a real world context.
    Recent additions to TEI include click-stick-click-drop, hot spots and embedded graphing calculators, all of which are included in Schoolnet 15.4 and allow the student to interact with the problem …

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  • Five Pearson Products Featured in eSchool News’ ’15 Amazing Edtech Solutions’

    By: admin | March, 2014 | 402 views | No Comments | Posted in: News, Uncategorized

    At the recent FETC conference in Florida, eSchool Associate Editor Meris Stansbury made the rounds on the trade show floor to discover the products and services that are taking schools to the next level.  We were honored to find that five of our products made the list of 15.
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  • Pearson Plan to Protect the Gradebook From Java Updates

    By: admin | March, 2014 | 1,065 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Management, News, PowerSchool

    Pearson is dedicated to protecting teachers from Java updates and browser plugin issues, and ensuring stability for PowerTeacher Gradebook. Pearson has established a three-phase plan for addressing these needs:
    Stay on top of Java updates. In January, a new version of Java was released that affected all Java-based applications. By staying informed of the upcoming changes, Pearson was able to release an update in 2013 that anticipated the changes and protected the Gradebook from the update.
    Isolate PowerTeacher Gradebook from OS Java updates and browser plugins. PowerTeacher 2.8 includes a new launch …

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  • Pearson Technical Support Structure

    By: admin | December, 2013 | 914 views | No Comments | Posted in: News, Uncategorized

    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 …

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  • Parent Toolkit now available online!

    By: Katie Becker | October, 2013 | 1,352 views | 2 Comments | Posted in: Classroom Resources, News

    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 …

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  • mLearning Guides for Student and Parent PowerSchool Portals Now Available!

    By: Kristin Buciak | September, 2013 | 1,287 views | No Comments | Posted in: News, PowerSchool, Uncategorized

    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 …

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  • Adopting Student Health Records

    By: admin | August, 2013 | 608 views | No Comments | Posted in: News, PowerSchool, Uncategorized

    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, …

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  • Race to the Top for Districts Grant Competition: Round 2

    By: Diane Weaver | August, 2013 | 1,313 views | No Comments | Posted in: Education Reform, News, Technology in the Classroom

    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 …

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  • What’s new for PowerSchool – CompuClaim

    By: Diane Weaver | July, 2013 | 890 views | No Comments | Posted in: News, PowerSchool

    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 …

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