Pearson Foundation Launches LEARNING STARTS

06 February 2013

New digital initiative for parents celebrates Digital Learning Day

Washington, DC – As educators and students everywhere celebrate Digital Learning Day, the Pearson Foundation is pleased to announce LEARNING STARTS, a new digital guide to education and learning designed especially for parents. This free online publication highlights the latest developments in education and how they transform teaching and learning inside and outside the classroom.

LEARNING STARTS is designed for parents who want to stay up-to-date on the trends and technologies shaping today’s learning. The articles, spanning all grade levels, explore what is happening to engage young people in classrooms and community organizations around the world; the innovative uses of mobile and digital technologies to improve student learning; the individuals and organizations discovering new approaches that encourage deeper learning; the effects and related opportunities of broad policy changes, such as the Common Core State Standards; and the remarkable ways that young people are using 21st century skills to make a difference in their communities.

LEARNING STARTS is one of many initiatives from the Pearson Foundation that supports the digital environment for students, teachers, parents, and learners of all types. This learning ecosystem draws from the Pearson Foundation’s longstanding relationships with educational institutions and learning centers, as well as its other successful digital initiatives such as We Give Books, the New Learning Institute, and My Voice.

“The Pearson Foundation has had the pleasure of working with some of the best teachers, educators, and cultural institutions in the world,” said Pearson Foundation President and CEO Mark Nieker. “What these partners teach us is that learning is a living thing, constantly growing and changing. Giving parents insight into these trends enables them to bring new energy to education. That’s what LEARNING STARTShopes to achieve.”

To learn more, please visit www.learningstarts.org.

About the Pearson Foundation

The Pearson Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that aims to make a difference by promoting literacy, learning, and great teaching. The Pearson Foundation collaborates with leading businesses, nonprofits, and education experts to share good practice; foster innovation; and find workable solutions to the educational disadvantages facing young people and adults across the globe. More information on the Pearson Foundation can be found at www.pearsonfoundation.org.

Media Contact:

Stacey Finkel
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