Pamela Culbertson is a Pearson employee and a GED graduate. As Pamela says, earning her GED helped her achieve the life she dreamed of for her family. Here, she shares her GED story.read more
LearnED is a place to learn about learning—because great learning can lead to great opportunities, and great opportunities can lead you and your family wherever you want to go.
“American history is so interesting because so often disagreement has been a source of positive change.”read more
“The role of education is to teach my students how to make their own assessment of our political system,” Peter says. “That’s what can make their participation—and their contributions—so valuable.”read more
After Jennifer Wilkerson taught English in high school for 13 years, she went to work in her husband’s welding fabrication shop managing the business.
Today, those two professions are merged in her work as marketing director for The National Center for Construction Education and Research, or NCCER.
“My 14-year-old daughter often goes to her dad’s welding shop,” Jennifer says. “She’s using complex automation programs to fabricate industrial products with a plasma cutter.”
“This is the kind of profession we’re hoping to introduce to the next generation of craft professionals,” she says.
“People don’t realize the math, science and technology that are involved in the construction and maintenance industries. The certifications require knowledge and skills and can be tough,” Jennifer says, “but these jobs can be quite lucrative.”read more
Before most popular social platforms caught on—or were even created—a small non-profit started to show individuals around the world new ways to engage with pressing problems.
Kiva was founded in 2005 to “connect people through lending to alleviate poverty,” celebrating and supporting people “looking to create a better future for themselves.”
It was before crowdfunding was even a thing.
And the organization’s success showed the value behind people connecting with other people in real ways.
Kiva’s Jason Riggs calls it “human-scaling the big issues.”