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  • The Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education
    School board official used official credit card for personal purchases
    According to news reports, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Board of Education member Christopher Barclay used his school system issued American Express card for personal purchases.The bio posted on the Board of Education website states...
  • Bill Gates
    Menage-a-trois in fed ed reform may backfire on the architects of Common Core
    Fed Ed meets Corporate Ed meets Non-Profit EdThose leaning left politically distrust corporations and those on the right distrust the government. The menage-a-trois of strange bedfellows in federal education reform may leave no one left willing to...
  • BCPS board member questions $16 million Common Core textbook contract award
    BCPS board member questions $16 million Common Core textbook contract award
    At the Baltimore County school board meeting on Oct. 22, board member Michael Collins breaks rank and questions a non-competitive contract award of $16 million for Common Core aligned new textbooks. The lone bidder for the text resources contract...
  • 2013 HSA Algebra performance at MCPS high schools
    Wide disparity in HSA performance not mentioned by MCPS Superintendent
    On November 11, the Superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Joshua Starr delivered the 2013 State of the Schools address.Starr began the second State of the School address of his tenure by stating that more than 151,000 children...
  • IPads
    I Pads Functionality in the Classroom
    RE I PADSOctober 4, 2013I was at one of the 11 schools which rolled out I Pads in L A Unified School DIstrict, and we had an hour grade level second grade training, which was hands on.There were three Pearson trainers. Two were teachers and one...
  • Buddy
    Donation plea for sick dog turned away by uncaring vets
    Buddy's owners, Anji and Nick Pearson from Reno, NV, have today made a desperate plea to social network users for help in obtaining much-needed medical attention for their beloved dog, Buddy.The 5 year-old border collie/lab mix, who is Anji&...
  • Child taking test on computer
    Pearson: 250 Million. Kids, teachers: Zero.
    $250 million. That is what the state of Florida (read: you, me, and every other adult you know) is paying NCS Pearson to administer and score the FCAT through the end of 2013.$250 million could buy a lot. Should buy a lot. But in the case of...
  • Apple announced digital textbooks service
    Apple jumps into digital textbooks in a big way
    The iPad is already a great tool for reading. It has slowly made in-roads into the textbook market (see 85% of students choose traditional textbooks over the kindle, Digital textbooks coming to Florida, and Digital textbooks take-backs break...
  • Learning about 9/11
    Pearson's Online Learning Exchange offers free 9/11 resources
    The National Center for Education Statistics indicates there are more than 56 million learners in America’s K-12 public and private schools. This month, New Jersey’s K-12 public, private, and charter schools and educators in almost 600...
  • Sally Pearson wins 100-meter hurdles, 'I knew I had won' (dramatic photos)
    Sally Pearson wins 100-meter hurdles, 'I knew I had won' (dramatic photos)
    Sally Pearson wins 100-meter hurdles, 'I knew I had won' (dramatic photos)DAEGU, South Korea-- San Francisco residents who follow top news and sports are learning today that Australian Sally Pearsonran the fastest 100-meter hurdles race in...
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    Poll: Pearson International Airport named worst airport in Canada
    Toronto - A new poll has named Toronto's Pearson International Airport as the worst airport in Canada. The survey was put forth to allow travelers to voice their opinions on the hectic tales of traveling. On Monday, FlightNetwork.com released...
  • The MCPS Elementary Integrated Curriculum webpage
    Montgomery County launches its Elementary Integrated Curriculum website
    With little fanfare, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), launched its Elementary Integrated Curriculum website. To quote the website, “MCPS established a partnership with Pearson, a major educational publisher, to use their expertise to...
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    Every home school a de facto public school?
    The Seneca Schoolhouse Museum Kumar Singam Imagine a classroom with a dedicated teacher, willing to lavish one-on-one attention on the student. The student will be tested, for free, in the public school standardized testing program. Such is the...