The Lamplighter Honors Gala, presented by the AAP PreK-12 Learning Group on December 8, will celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments of the learning resource industry and the ongoing mission of helping every child receive a world class education.

kathy-hurleyKathy Hurley, EVP Education Alliances for the Pearson Foundation, will receive the Ambassador Award for building bridges between companies and individuals in the preK-12 universe and being a tireless advocate on behalf of the AAP PreK-12 Learning Group. Below, Kathy discusses the importance of building relationships across the learning resource community and how trends in brain research will impact personalized learning. Continue reading

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Middle schools and high schools should not start classes before 8:30 a.m., according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics, yet only about 15% of U.S. public high schools start at 8:30 a.m. or later. The statement noted that not enough adolescents get the recommended 8.5 to 9.5 hours of sleep nightly, and chronic sleep loss is one of the most common public health issues today.  Continue reading

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Student usage of tablets and other mobile devices continues to soar, and students believe tablets make a big difference in education, according to a new report published by Pearson. The Pearson Student Mobile Device Survey 2014: National Report, Students in Grades 4-12 is based on contacts with more than 2,200 students in March 2014. Here are a few key findings:  Continue reading

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The United States ranks in the bottom half of a new international comparison of the efficiency of education systems across Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. According to the study, the United States ranks lower than Japan, Korea and many northern European countries.  Continue reading

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The Lamplighter Honors Gala, presented by the AAP PreK-12 Learning Group on December 8, will celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments of the learning resource industry and the ongoing mission of helping every child receive a world class education.

Corinne Burton, M.Ed.Corinne Burton, M.Ed., President of Teacher Created Materials, will receive the Member of the Year award for providing the AAP PreK-12 Learning Group staff with expert guidance on events, governance, and membership. Below, Corinne talks about the importance of taking an active role in the education community and what companies need to know about the unique qualities of the PreK-12 market. Continue reading

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