Ameer Baraka understands firsthand how undiagnosed dyslexia can dangerously alter the course of a person’s life. “I knew something was…
Seventy-five years ago, during World War II, Dr. Frances Carter worked in a Birmingham, Alabama, defense plant, helping to build B-29 bombers—some of the largest aircraft in service during the war. She is “Rosie the Riveter,” and today, we’re catching up with her.
One day last fall, third-grade teacher Pam Ertel was escorting her students to an all-school assembly. Except it wasn’t the kind of assembly she was expecting.
In front of the faculty and entire student body, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval presented Pam with the 2017 State Teacher of the Year award.
Throughout his long teaching career, Dr. Simon Garrett has taken pride in helping hundreds of college students develop the same love for chemistry he has. Driven by his passion for helping students succeed, Simon recently spearheaded a custom learning solution at his California school.
Specialized knowledge in an area makes an attorney more attractive—to employers and to clients alike. But most attorneys are balancing busy careers and families and don’t have the flexibility to move or take several years off of work to go back to school. Here’s how one university is tackling the challenge.
Lashonia Thompson-El spent half her life behind bars. “I could’ve given up on making anything of my life,” she says. Instead, Lashonia turned her life around completely. She says her motivation to do so came from one person: her middle school English teacher, Mr. Guttentag.
“I’ve taught thousands of students, but I’m still tweaking my teaching to make it better,” says Dr. Frank Manis, a psychology at the University of Southern California. Dr. Manis’s most recent change to how he teaches child development is the biggest yet: he got rid of the traditional textbook.
This fall, in college classrooms across the country, hundreds of students studying psychology will become parents. The children they raise won’t live with them in their dorm rooms, but rather on their laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
“Volunteering has always been important to me, and now it’s important to my children, too,” says Pearson employee Tanja Eise. Recently, Tanja and her daughters worked on a very special and very unique volunteer project close to home.
In honor of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, and to celebrate Pearson’s commitment to #AlwaysLearning, we asked employees to share what they’ve learned from the special moms, dads, and other caregivers in their lives.
U.S. Marine Veteran John Boerstler was deployed in Iraq, Kuwait, Syria, Jordan, Djibouti, and Kenya. He survived each of the tough assignments – but found the transition back to civilian life after leaving the service even harder. He’s dedicated his life to helping other veterans during that time.