Pearson Sells Mixed Reality Learning Unit to a New Company, GIGXR

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As Pearson resumes its education technology investment activity, the publisher is also divesting other edtech assets at the same time. 16, Pearson announced the first two deals made by its recently formed venture fund , which invested $4.2

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Jeff sits down with Sue Ann Towle to discuss the new Pearson Tell, a brand new interactive assessment experience for English Language Learners. . About Pearson Education. For more information about Pearson, visit [link]. Twitter : https://twitter.com/pearson.

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Pearson CEO John Fallon to Retire in 2020

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There’s a job opening for a CEO at a global education company with a $6.6 Pearson CEO John Fallon today announced plans to retire in 2020 after a successor has been appointed. Most recently, the company warned investors that its U.S. Pearson sold a 22 percent stake back in 2017.

Learn about the revolutionary Pearson Tell Online Assessment | @Pearson

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Jeff sits down with Sue Ann Towle to discuss the new Pearson Tell, a brand new interactive assessment experience for English Language Learners. . About Pearson Education. For more information about Pearson, visit [link]. Twitter : https://twitter.com/pearson.

Pearson Research and Innovation Network | TeacherCast App Spotlight

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Jeff sits down with Brad Ermiling to discuss his work at the Pearson Research and Innovation Network. About Pearson. For more information about Pearson, visit [link]. Twitter : https://twitter.com/pearson. Pearson Research & Innovation Network. Tweet.

A Shakeout Coming for Online Program Management Companies

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With so many online program management companies offering similar services, many market observers agree: something’s got to give. Ten years ago, just three or four companies existed to help universities start online programs.

Top Adviser to Pearson, Michael Barber, to Leave Company

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Pearson says the work of Barber, a one-time adviser to British Prime Minister Tony Blair, has been baked into the corporation's product development and research, worldwide. The post Top Adviser to Pearson, Michael Barber, to Leave Company appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 assessment Curriculum international education pearson

Pearson, AFT Square Off Over Company’s Profits, Focus

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Pearson 1-year stock price chart, New York Stock Exchange, from Morningstar. Pearson 3-month stock price chart, New York Stock Exchange, from Morningstar. The AFT has spent years fighting Pearson over high-stakes testing and other issues. Statements Fly in Pearson-AFT Conflict.

Pearson CEO to Retire in 2020, and Search for Successor Begins

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John Fallon led Pearson through a transformation away from serving as a traditional publisher, though the company has struggled with sales in the U.S. The post Pearson CEO to Retire in 2020, and Search for Successor Begins appeared first on Market Brief.

K-12 Dealmaking: Pearson Snaps Up Australian Company, VIPKid Raises $80 Million

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Pearson announced a $25 million acquisition of an Australian digital learning company, and China-based VIPKid's raised $80 million in new venture capital funding. The post K-12 Dealmaking: Pearson Snaps Up Australian Company, VIPKid Raises $80 Million appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Entrepreneurship Innovation International / Global Markets Investment / Venture Capital K-12 Dealmaking

Pearson Set to Sell K-12 Curriculum Business, But Not Assessment

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The global education company plans to abandon its K-12 curriculum business in the U.S., The post Pearson Set to Sell K-12 Curriculum Business, But Not Assessment appeared first on Market Brief. while continuing investments in assessments and virtual education.

Pearson Returns to the Buyer’s Table With Workforce Education Deal

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Since the turn of the century, Pearson has acquired more than two dozen education companies. But last year, as it was selling assets and slashing jobs left and right amid a major reorganization, CEO John Fallon said the company had curbed its appetite for buying startups.

Pearson Still Won’t Buy Your Startup. But It May Invest in It.

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Pearson probably still won’t buy your startup. Today, the publisher announced the launch of Pearson Ventures, a $50 million fund earmarked for education technology startups raising Series A and B rounds. Pearson Ventures will write checks in the range of $1.5

Finally: Pearson Sells Its US K-12 Courseware Business

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Nearly a year after announcing the plan , Pearson has finally sold its U.S Pearson only gets $25 million in cash upfront. After this amount is paid, Pearson is entitled to 20 percent of future cashflow from this business. And, in the event that Nexus later sells this business (after it pays the full $250 million), Pearson will get 20 percent of the net sale proceeds. Along the way, the company also shed thousands of jobs. The company’s struggles in the U.S.

Pearson Signals Major Shift From Print by Making All Textbook Updates ‘Digital First’

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The biggest education company in the world is moving away from a production model that has been one of the main drivers in the rising cost of textbooks. Moving to a digital-first update model will save Pearson on printing, packaging and other costs associated with making physical textbooks.

Pearson Bets on Adaptive Learning (Again) With $25M Acquisition of Smart Sparrow

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Last week, Pearson announced it paid $25 million to acquire Smart Sparrow’s technology, in a move that the publisher says will bolster the digital infrastructure that will soon support all its future higher-education offerings. As part of the deal, most of its staff will join Pearson.

Pearson to Sell PowerSchool, Cites Shift Away From Management Systems

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PowerSchool, a student information system that Pearson says is the most widely used student information system in the United States, will leave the company's fold. Ed-tech For-Profit Education Gaming Online Learning Pearson educationtechnology pearson

Pearson to Host Assessment for Learning

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edWeb.net , an award-winning professional learning network, today joined forces with Pearson on its professional learning community, Assessment for Learning. Pearson will be exhibiting at the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), taking place from January 27-30 in Orlando, Florida.

Pearson to Sell Financial Times and Focus Solely on 'Global Education Strategy'

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The London-based global education company is selling off media properties with the plan to be 100 percent education-focused. Pearson pearson

10 Top Companies That Love To Hire Teachers

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Pearson Online. Many in our EdNews Daily community have worked as test administrators or scorers for Pearson in the past, but they have hundreds of other job possibilities as well.

What’s Next for Pearson? (Not Buying Your Education Startup.)

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For Pearson, the world’s largest education company, some of its recent tumult in past years have been self-imposed, even deliberate, under the helm of John Fallon. The sales include iconic brands such as The Financial Times and the company’s stake in The Economist and Penguin Random House. Even its digital education assets, including PowerSchool, a student information system, was sold because it didn’t fit with Pearson’s focus on learning outcomes. The company’s U.S.

10 Companies Hiring Teachers Over the Summer

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If you are a teacher looking for a summer gig, or unique ways to make extra money over your break, please find 10 companies hiring now. Pearson. Their parent company, StudyPoint, has offered personalized and convenient tutoring to students in 25 major cities, dating back to 1999.

K-12 Dealmaking: Pearson Ventures Makes First Investments; Company That Puts Curricula Into Games Raises $28 Million; Possip Gets $1 Million

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In K-12 dealmaking news, Pearson's first investments from its venture capital arm have been announced. The post K-12 Dealmaking: Pearson Ventures Makes First Investments; Company That Puts Curricula Into Games Raises $28 Million; Possip Gets $1 Million appeared first on Market Brief. A Nashville-based startup that provides parent feedback to schools raises $1 million, and a Mumbai-based ed-tech startup raises $28 million from angel investors.

Pearson Loses Out on N.Y. Testing Contract to Questar

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a Minnesota-based company, has won a $44 million contract to handle grade 3-8 testing in New York state. Assessment Common Core Ed-tech For-Profit Education Online Learning Pearson Procurement assessment commoncore technology testingQuestar Assessment Inc.,

McGraw-Hill Education on Road to Becoming Public Company?

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McGraw-Hill Education could become a public company later this year, according to a report from Reuters. Rivals Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Pearson are both public now. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt McGraw-Hill Pearson goingpublic houghtonmifflinharcourt ipo mcgrawhilleducation pearson

Pearson Efficacy Study Highlights the Challenge of Letting Students Retest

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Emily Lai, Director of Formative Assessment and Feedback at Pearson But new, externally audited, efficacy research from Pearson about one of the company’s third-party apps shows a significant correlation between increased retesting and lower overall course performance. The MyLab Math report is one of 12 efficacy studies the company released about one month ago.

Pearson unveils Beta-4

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Pearson has unveiled the Beta-4, the latest revision of a nonverbal measure of cognitive abilities in adults, originally developed by the U.S. Appropriate uses include prison systems assessing the intellectual ability of inmates, companies evaluating the employment readiness of potential new hires, and vocational schools determining placement of students. managing director of Pearson’s clinical assessment group. “A

Pearson CEO Fallon Talks Common Core, Rise of ‘Open’ Resources

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Few corporate brand names in education are as recognizable, and as polarizing, as Pearson, the giant education provider whose reach extends to virtual schools, testing, language training and an array of other areas. John Fallon CEO, Pearson.

Pearson and Hands-On Science Producer LittleBits Pair Up on New Curriculum

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The giant education company Pearson will weave littleBits products into a science curriculum serving grades 3-8. The post Pearson and Hands-On Science Producer LittleBits Pair Up on New Curriculum appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 LittleBits maker spaces Pearson Science Education

Pearson Realize course content now works with any LMS

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Interoperability certification gives teachers, students freedom to assign and use any Pearson content regardless of LMS. The team at Pearson Realize has been redeveloping its content to earn LTI Certification from IMS.

Pearson Giving Up Business Publishing to Focus on Education

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British education publishing company Pearson has announced that it was in talks to sell its 50% stake in the Economist Group, the company that publishes The Economist, as it moves to focus exclusively on the education sector.

Tennessee Gives Pearson ‘Emergency’ Test Scoring Contract, Seeks New Vendor

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Pearson has been awarded a contract worth about $18.5 The new seven-month contract with Pearson was finalized using an emergency procurement process after the education department collaborated with the state’s central procurement office, according to a “Frequently Asked Questions” document the department released. Pearson, a global education company that counts assessments as less than 10 percent of its total revenues , will score about 1.8 Pearson

Pearson Is Selling Its US K-12 Business—Despite Posting a Profit and Digital Growth

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Last May, major textbook publisher Pearson indicated it was mulling a sale of the U.S. In its latest earnings update, the company confirmed that it is indeed moving ahead with such plans. In Pearson’s 2017 full-year results report , the publisher stated that “we have concluded the strategic review of our US K12 courseware business and have classified the business as held for sale.” K-12 courseware business made up 9 percent of Pearson’s overall revenue of £4.5

Amid Struggles, Knewton Names Former Pearson Exec as New CEO

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Knewton pioneered adaptive-learning technology and amassed more than $157 million in venture capital, but lately the company has weathered through the loss of publishing partners and the departure of its outspoken founder. Kibby has spent much of his career working for major textbook publishers—having served as president of McGraw-Hill’s Higher Education Group and a senior vice president at Pearson Education before that.

Top Posts of 2018 Focus on Big Education Companies and Popularity of Digital Tools

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The post Top Posts of 2018 Focus on Big Education Companies and Popularity of Digital Tools appeared first on Market Brief. What were the biggest news stories about the K-12 market in 2018? Check out Marketplace K-12's 10 most popular blog posts over the past year.