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    Career Path for High Schoolers

    Ohanian Comment: A site billed as "Great Stuff for Teachers" doesn't bother with great advice for students. This is truly an outrage.

    November 2004, Volume 1

    Thinking about a career path and setting goals are an important part of high school. Give your students the facts they need to explore the career opportunities and benefits of joining the Army. As part of the Army, your students can make a difference in the world while they serve their country, protect our freedoms, earn money for college, and gain expert technical training -- to name just a few benefits.


    Prepared in partnership with the U. S. Army.


    Company Information

    Great Stuff for Teachers/TeacherVision is part of Family Education Network, which bills itself as the Internet's premier education source.

    Initiated by Pearson plc -- the international media company that owns several of the world's leading education and financial publishing companies -- Family Education Network features resources for K-12 parents, teachers, and students.

    Here's the dope on Pearson Education:


    Over the past few years, through acquisitions, strategic alliances and organic growth, we have created the world's leading learning company, Pearson Education. We have all the pieces - the most comprehensive range of educational programmes, leadership in testing, assessment and enterprise software, and the very best in online consumer and professional learning. We offer content for every age and level of student from early learning right through to professional life.

    US school:
    We are the leading (preK-12) pre-kindergarten to 12th grade curriculum, testing, and software company in the US. Our early learning offerings include integrated and scientifically based learning and assessment tools from Pearson Early Learning, Pearson Digital Learning, and SchoolSuccess. Our premier elementary (Scott Foresman) and secondary (Prentice Hall) imprints publish the leading school programmes, including reading, literature, math, science and social studies. We also publish supplementary instructional materials and alternative text programs for both elementary and secondary schools through our Pearson Learning Group.

    We lead in online assessment and digital courseware through Pearson Education Technologies, and we are the leading commercial testing company in the US, scoring and processing some 40 million student tests across the US every year through Pearson Assessments and Testing. In fact, nearly 50% of US schools use at least one of our student curriculum, instructional management and financial software packages. And Pearson NCS offers a host of scanning and OMR solutions, software, and hardware for document intensive applications within the education, federal and commercial markets.

    Family Education Network, the single most popular K-12 learning destination on the Web, is also an integrated part of Pearson Education.

    Higher Education: We are the leading college publisher in the world, with imprints such as Prentice Hall, Addison Wesley, Longman, and Allyn & Bacon. These publishers represent around one in three of all the text and online programmes studied on US campuses. Our Pearson Custom Publishing adds extended value to the college business, allowing educators to fully customize their classroom materials.

    Our professional and technology group publishes leading computer, information technology, and business titles, with imprints such as Addison-Wesley Professional, New Riders, Peachpit Press, Prentice Hall PTR, Que and Sams, and Cisco Press, complemented by InformIt.com, our online IT Web destination. In training, FT Knowledge partners with leading companies to deliver learning that equips people to implement company strategy, solve business problems, and perform better.

    Government solutions:
    Pearson Government Solutions, based in Arlington, Va., serves the federal government and post-secondary education markets delivering technology-based solutions that support public sector entities in their delivery of information, benefits, and services to their constituents. Clients of Pearson Government Solutions include the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Education, Health and Human Services, Justice, Veterans Affairs and Labor, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the Transportation Security Administration and other civilian agencies.

    — Susan Ritchie, TeacherVision Editor
    Great Stuff for Teachers Newsletter


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