CORONAVIRUS: PB School District Having Problem With Online Learning

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Pearson Success Maker Glitchy, Inaccessible. Is Major Part Of Palm Beach School District Online Platform

BOCA RATON, FL ( — Pearson’s “Success Maker,” one of the major platforms used for online learning by the Palm Beach County School District, is becoming unresponsive and in several instances crashing as hundreds of thousands of students nationwide try to access the system.

Success Maker, which is NOT run by the Palm Beach County School District is under a contract with the school district is inaccessible for some students and teachers and extremely slow for others. Some are receiving messages from Pearson acknowledging the issues but not providing a timeline for an estimated fix.

Teachers tell that they are becoming frustrated not with Google Classroom or their ability to work with students, but the Palm Beach County School District’s apparent lack of planning to develop online plans that aren’t reliant on the same systems being used by students nationwide. Students unable to access Pearson’s Success Maker are being told to read or find other self-learning activities until the system is fixed.


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