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SEC launches informal inquiry into LAUSD’s use of bonds for iPads

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The federal Securities and Exchange Commission recently opened an informal inquiry into whether Los Angeles school officials complied with legal guidelines in the use of bond funds for the now-abandoned $1.3-billion iPads-for-all project. Unified officials demanded a refund from computer giant Apple over curriculum supplied on the devices by Pearson, which sells education services and materials worldwide. Unified bought 43,261 iPads with the Pearson curriculum.

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?Major Publishers Dismiss Lawsuit Against Follett Corporation

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Follett Corporation, a textbook distribution company, announced this week that it has agreed to adopt a set of “ Anti-Counterfeit Best Practices ,” a list of guidelines co-developed and endorsed by four major textbook publishers. But up until last week, three of those publishers—Pearson Education, McGraw-Hill Education and Cengage Learning—were suing Follett over alleged counterfeit sales.

Colleges Face Investigations Over Whether Their Use of Social Media Follows Accessibility Regulations

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Los Angeles Community College District , the Federal District Court for the Central District of California ruled that Los Angeles Community College failed to provide a blind student with “ meaningful access to his course materials ” via MyMathLab, software developed by Pearson, in a timely manner. “I’m

?Major Textbook Publishers Sue Follett Over Counterfeit Sales

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Three of the country’s largest publishers, Pearson Education, McGraw-Hill Education and Cengage Learning, are suing Follett Corporation, a major textbook distributor, on charges of selling counterfeit textbooks in its stores. and Ingram Book Group, have both complied with the publishers’ guidelines, which require the distributors to thoroughly verify who they purchase from and more closely scan for counterfeit textbooks.

6 things schools can do to ensure student data privacy

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The message revealed that large publisher Pearson Education was monitoring social media sites to find students who may be leaking information about tests administered by the company. The Pearson incident raises important questions about privacy versus marketing and service strategies.

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SPLUNK AND PEARSON CERTIFICATION EXAM PROGRAM UPDATE ( www.splunk.com ) & ( www.pearsonvue.com ) Pearson VUE has entered into an agreement with Splunk Inc.

An Update on What You Need to Know about ESSA

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These systems involve four primary indicators: proficiency on state tests; English language proficiency; another academic factor that can be broken out by subgroup; and a “wild card” item that each state can choose within certain guidelines.

What Separates a Good Blended Learning Program From a Bad One?

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In 2013, the school district entered a contract with Apple (technology) and Pearson (curriculum programming) to provide students with devices for a blended learning program. In Apple’s defense, LAUSD did not follow Apple’s specified deployment guidelines, nor did they fully consider the implications of such a large rollout for the type of technology they wanted to deploy. These days many schools tout blended learning programs when marketing their school to potential students.

How One Educator Found Work-Life Balance By Teaching Online—From Her Living Room

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There you're trying to meet the needs of everyone in the classroom and meet guidelines and expectations, and you want to have high test scores. The company I work with, DaDaABC , has partnerships with McGraw-Hill , Pearson , National Geographic , Oxford Reading Tree. World maps, colorful letter charts and a felt animal poster line the walls of LaShundra Wigfall’s classroom.

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The framework provides an objective set of guidelines people and organizations, including companies, can follow in order to be judged “good” OER stewards. If tomorrow Pearson were to launch an OER website containing 100 textbooks from their catalog, all CC BY licensed, all available for download in multiple formats, all of which meet your favorite set of accessibility standards, would you consider Pearson a good OER steward?

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of Maryland Removes ‘Misogynistic’ Guidelines for TAs.” ” Via Edsurge : “What’s Next for Pearson ? ” Via Education Week : “ Pearson Tested ‘Social-Psychological’ Messages in Learning Software, With Mixed Results.” ” Gizmodo also picked up the story : “Pearson Embedded a ‘Social-Psychological’ Experiment in Students’ Educational Software [Updated].”

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Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ Trump Administration Will Rescind Obama-Era Guidelines on Race-Conscious Admissions.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Pearson today signaled an increased focus on artificial intelligence and personalized learning with the appointment of former Intel executive Milena Marinova.” ” Though a goal of AI is automation, Marinova stressed that Pearson’s intent is not to replace instructors, but to help them.

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IBM partners with Pearson. OpenEd partners with Pearson. ” Edsurge points to new guidelines for education companies participating in Y Combinator ’s startup accelerator program. Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough. Via Education Week ): “ Hillary Clinton Campaign Releases $500 Million Anti-Bullying Plan.”

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Testing, Testing… Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “British Officials, Pearson Probe Effort to Leak Test Content.” Hey, we could ask Pearson how much money it made off of those taking the GED last year to find out.). Education Politics.

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“Obama administration guidelines for LGBT student protections under Title IX remain in place, and the student codes at Liberty and Bob Jones Universities appear to violate them,” says Inside Higher Ed. ” Via the press release : “ Cengage , McGraw-Hill Education , and Pearson have joined forces with Ingram and Chegg , Inc. Via The Guardian : “Education publisher Pearson reports biggest loss in its history.” Education Politics.

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Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

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To that end, the Computer Science Teachers Association proposed CS standards for K–12 this year – curricular guidelines written by a “coalition of industry and education organizations,” as Edsurge , always happy to plug those “ public-private partnerships ,” put it : “Code.org, Cyber Innovation Center, National Math and Science Initiative, the Association for Computing Machinery and Computer Science Teachers Association.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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Pearson, for one.) Or one could look at ed-tech companies that laid off staff: the coding bootcamp Galvanize , the analytics company Civitas Learning , the learning management system Schoology , MOOC provider Coursera , the education giant Pearson , for example. Education Week also reported in February that the State Educational Technology Directors Association had released a new website that offered guidelines on purchasing digital materials.

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Via Campus Technology : “ Pearson Expands Textbook Rental Program.” Inside Higher Ed reports that “ Fannie Mae , the largest backer of mortgage credit in the country, has issued new guidelines allowing home owners to refinance their mortgage s to pay off their student loan debt. Education Politics. Via The New York Times : “ Trump Orders Review of Education Policies to Strengthen Local Control.”

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The Department of Education has released its newly proposed guidelines for school accountability. ” (That giant: Pearson , of course.). Education Politics. Officials from 11 states are suing the Obama Administration over the guidance it recently issued regarding transgender bathroom policies and civil rights law. The states: Alabama , Georgia , Louisiana , Oklahoma , Tennessee , Texas , Utah , West Virginia , Maine , Wisconsin , and Arizona. More via The New York Times.

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Via The New York Times : “ Trump Drops Defense of Obama Guidelines on Transgender Students.” Pearson’s Jay Lynch and Nathan Martin argue in Edsurge “Why ‘What Works’ Doesn’t: False Positives in Education Research.” Education Politics. “How higher education made President Trump ,” according to Jeffrey Selingo. Via Fusion : “ ICE detained close to 700 immigrants in a five-day nationwide raid.”

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” Republicans are made because the Department of Education issued guidelines about how ESSA should be implemented. ” asks Pearson. Education Politics. “ New Education Law: Bipartisan No More.” Via The Atlantic : “Why the Education Department’s New Equity Rule Might Not Be So Equal.” ” Via the Huffington Post : “ Texas Lt.

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