Monday, March 29, 2010
We're teaming up with the MacArthur Foundation to support New York City's Quest to Learn, the nation's first public school based on principles of game design. This innovative school is testing the notion that allowing young people to construct their own learning environments is the best way to help them achieve academically and acquire the skills necessary for the 21st century.
To learn more, watch the video below featuring Katie Salen as she discusses Quest to Learn, and how this new approach to teaching and learning could become a model for school innovation.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
We're happy to announce 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 public service efforts that give back to their local community. The Pearson Prize will recognize 70 students for exemplary community service, providing 20 with financial assistance and additional support, and 50 more with a single one-time cash grant. All recipients will take part in the Pearson Foundation's mobile and digital media projects that support student leadership.
Learn more by checking out the press release here:
Thursday, March 18, 2010
We're excited to announce The Million Voice Project--a new, online administration of the My Voice Survey from the Quaglia Research Institute for Student Aspirations (QISA)--which aims to assemble the most substantial research-based understanding of student attitudes and experiences in the American education system. We're making the Million Voice Project survey and its results available to American schools and school districts at no cost.
To learn more, please visit:http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/03/prweb3730954.htm
Friday, March 12, 2010
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010
To learn more, please visit:http://www.aag.org/annualmeetings/2010/speakers/goodall.htm
Labels: Jane Goodall Institute
Friday, March 5, 2010
The Pennies for Peace movement continues to gather momentum, and in this instance, it's stretching all the way from Calistoga, California to Haiti. Following in the footsteps of so many children before them who have collected tens of thousands of pennies for children in Afghanistan, young people from Calistoga Elementary School established February as "Pennies for Haiti Month" and have been collecting pennies for those who need them ever since.
To learn more about this heart-warming and inspirational story, visit http://www.weeklycalistogan.com/articles/2010/03/04/news/local/doc4b8efa5c5d900994765037.txt
Monday, March 1, 2010
Want to learn more? Check it out here:http://www.pearsoned.com/press/2010/03/01/pearson-foundation-releases-new-research-on-digital-literacy-among-young-children.htm