The Pearson System of Courses is not a repurposed or realigned set of instructional materials. It's an entirely new and comprehensive approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics, reading, and writing. It reflects the most current international research and is built on rigorous college and career readiness standards and an understanding of what readiness looks like from Grade 12 back to Kindergarten. The system provides the innovative curriculum tools, and resources school leaders and classroom teachers need to create a digital learning culture of sharing and discovery.
A national leader in standards-based education and comprehensive school reform, Judy Codding served as president and CEO of America’s Choice, a national education organization that develops research-based improvement solutions for states, districts, and schools. She was also vice president of the National Center on Education and the Economy and served as an education consultant to the Ministry of Education in the People’s Republic of China and the U.S. Department of Defense schools as well. An experienced educator, Dr. Codding was an award-winning principal of Pasadena High School, a large urban school in Southern California. Previously, she was a teacher and principal at Bronxville High School and Scarsdale High School in New York, as well as a charter principal of the Coalition of Essential Schools, a national high school reform effort.
A leader and writer of the Common Core State Standards Initiative for Mathematics, Phil Daro works on advancing the design and use of leadership tools for improving mathematics instruction at every level of the educational system and consults with states and school districts on their accountability systems and mathematics programs. He is a Senior Fellow for America's Choice and served as Chair of the Mathematics College and Career Readiness Standards Work Group and a member of the Writing Team on the Mathematics K-12 Common Core Standards Committee. Dr. Daro has also served as Executive Director of the Public Forum on School Accountability, directed the New Standards Project, and managed research and development for the National Center on Education and the Economy. He directed large-scale teacher professional development programs for the University of California, including the California Mathematics Project and the American Mathematics Project.
A leader and writer of the Common Core State Standards Initiative for English Language Arts, Sally Hampton is a Senior Fellow for America's Choice. She served as Chair of the ELA College and Career Readiness Standards Work Group and a member of the ELA K-12 Common Core Standards Committee. Most recently, Dr. Hampton was a Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Previously, she was the Director of English Language Arts for the National Center on Education and the Economy and also served as its Deputy Director of Research and Development. Dr. Hampton has taught in both urban and rural classrooms, directed a National Writing Project site, and developed a K–12 research-based writing program and the staff development materials to support this program.