Pearson Releases Rights to its Learning Design Principles
JANUARY 4, 2017
The post Pearson Releases Rights to its Learning Design Principles appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 learning design principles learning science PearsonThe publisher says the move is intended to give the education community a “common language” when discussing the effectiveness of ed-tech products.
L.A. District Demands Refund for Pearson Curriculum on Apple's iPads
APRIL 16, 2015
In the latest twist in the LAUSD''s troubled, large-scale purchase of iPads across its schools, the district is demanding a "divorce" between Apple and Pearson. Apple Ed-tech Pearson edtech
Pearson Share Prices Tumble on Worries About Online Ed. Prospects
APRIL 6, 2017
The Financial Times noted that a brokerage's questions about the ability of Pearson to grow its presence in virtual schools caused the drop. The post Pearson Share Prices Tumble on Worries About Online Ed. Marketplace K-12 online education Pearson stocks
Pearson CEO Fallon Talks Common Core, Rise of ‘Open’ Resources
MAY 16, 2016
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, AFT Square Off Over Company’s Profits, Focus
MARCH 18, 2016
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 Realize course content now works with any LMS
JUNE 27, 2016
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 Blames 'Third Party' Attack for Disrupting Minnesota Online Tests
MAY 14, 2015
For the second time in two months, Minnesota has stopped testing because of distributed denial-of-service attacks, and Pearson's system was disrupted. Assessment Pearson assessment hacking minnesotaeducation onlinetesting pearson testdisruption
Pearson asks N.J. students for help designing new digital products
NOVEMBER 16, 2015
Nine New Jersey elementary middle school students are joining forces with Pearson designers and developers to help the company design features for digital learning solutions. For more information on Pearson’s Kids CoLab initiative, visit [link].
NC Should Hold Everyone for Pearson PowerSchool Implementation Malfunction Accountable
The 21st Century Principal
MARCH 1, 2014
In two previous posts, "Pearson PowerSchool Disasters in NC and Tech Lessons to Be Learned From It" and "Update! Pearson Sees Most of NC Users as Satisfied with PowerSchool Huh?" I outlined the major issues North Carolina public schools are navigating due to Pearson''s malfunctioning PowerSchool software. This is the least Pearson owes educators in the state of North Carolina. In addition, Pearson should also be mandated to provide proper training for everyone.
AFT Rejected in Attempt to Force Pearson ‘Business Strategy Review’
APRIL 29, 2016
Pearson PLC today reported lower revenues in its first quarter, and escaped a proposed mandate to conduct a review of its business strategy, after a shareholders’ resolution led by the American Federation of Teachers and a coalition of pension funds was rejected decisively at its annual shareholders meeting. million, which included Pearson’s own discretionary votes. Fallon acknowledged that the one-day delay had been caused by an error made by a Pearson employee.
Pearson Names New N. American President as Stock Plunges on Half-Year Results
JULY 29, 2016
The stock price for Pearson PLC , the world’s largest education business, dropped precipitously Friday after its announcement of a 7 percent decline in underlying sales to about $2.5 Pearson’s stock drops after half-year results are announced. The post Pearson Names New N.
Pearson’s Stock Falls Sharply After Gloomy Projections
JANUARY 18, 2017
Pearson's CEO said the company will take "radical action" to correct big losses in the higher education market. The post Pearson’s Stock Falls Sharply After Gloomy Projections appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12
Pearson to Sell Financial Times and Focus Solely on 'Global Education Strategy'
JULY 23, 2015
Pearson pearsonThe London-based global education company is selling off media properties with the plan to be 100 percent education-focused.
Pearson Education | ISTE 2016
My Paperless Classroom
JUNE 30, 2016
Pearson has many amazing programs that are focused on improving learning outcomes of K12 students and this year I was blown away by one of their new programs. The post Learn 5 great ways @Pearson is innovating the way schools track student learning appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. Pearson has many amazing programs that are focused on improving learning outcomes of K12 students and this year I was blown away by one of their new programs.
K-12 Dealmaking: Apple Acquires Learnsprout; Pearson, Knewton Turn to Adaptive Math
FEBRUARY 1, 2016
Recent dealmaking news includes acquisitions by Apple and Excelligence Learning, and partnership between Pearson and Knewton. Pearson, Knewton Form Partnership: Pearson and Knewton have teamed up in an effort to “personalize” K–12 math education starting with elementary school students. Utilizing New York-based Knewton’s adaptive learning platform, Pearson says it will update its digital curriculum, enVisionMATH2.0.
Education Behemoth Pearson to Cut 4,000 Employees, 10 Percent of Workforce
JANUARY 21, 2016
Pearson today announced that it is responding to rocky conditions and poor performance in international markets by laying off 4,000 workers and putting a greater focus on adaptive courseware and classroom products, as well as blended and online learning. A Pearson official told EdWeek Market Brief that that company is not yet revealing how many layoffs will be in the United States, or other Pearson markets. Court Hands Major Victory to PARCC, Pearson.
Pearson Research and Innovation Network | TeacherCast App Spotlight
JUNE 9, 2015
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.
LAUSD to get $6.4M in software settlement from Pearson
OCTOBER 20, 2015
The Los Angeles Unified School District has reached a tentative $6.4-million settlement over curriculum from education software giant Pearson that the school system said its teachers barely used. Unified while Pearson provided curriculum on the devices as a subcontractor.
Pearson to Sell PowerSchool, Cites Shift Away From Management Systems
JUNE 18, 2015
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
Declining US higher education enrollment wounds Pearson
JANUARY 23, 2016
Education giant Pearson announced it will lay off 10% of its workforce ( nice summary from the WaPo ). The point: declining enrollment in American higher education hit Pearson, and hard. Interestingly, Pearson doesn’t see that trend reversing in the near future. This is interesting and relevant to higher education for several reasons, but I would like to focus on how this brutal riffing draws on a theme I’ve been sounding for years.
Pearson Loses Out on N.Y. Testing Contract to Questar
JULY 9, 2015
Assessment Common Core Ed-tech For-Profit Education Online Learning Pearson Procurement assessment commoncore technology testingQuestar Assessment Inc., a Minnesota-based company, has won a $44 million contract to handle grade 3-8 testing in New York state.
Pearson PowerSchool Disasters in NC and Tech Lessons to Be Learned From It
The 21st Century Principal
FEBRUARY 20, 2014
It’s too bad the state of North Carolina recently forgot this important wisdom when it took on implementing Pearson’s PowerSchool student data system, a new online educator evaluation system called NCEES, or North Carolina Educator Evaluation System, and a new teaching assessment resource system called Schoolnet. About four years ago, Pearson purchased the company that supported North Carolina’s Student data system called NC WISE.
Instructure and Pearson integrate LMS, SIS
MARCH 12, 2015
Two-way integration between Pearson PowerSchool and Canvas LMS streamlines processes for K-12 teachers.
Pearson Bets One Small Step for Research Is a Leap for Learning Design
DECEMBER 16, 2016
Pearson Education did something it’s never done before. David Porcaro, director of Learning Design at Pearson, says the decision to collect and share these learning design principles “is like putting the ingredients list on food labels. Pearson has been building this collection of learning design principles over the past three years, Porcaro says. Pearson released the set of principles under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0
Pearson Business Strategy Assailed by Investors, Including Chicago Teacher’s Pension Fund
FEBRUARY 22, 2016
Teachers’ union pension funds that invest in Pearson PLC joined with other public sector investors today in petitioning the education giant to “urgently review its business strategy,” citing the company’s “tumbling revenue and plunging stock prices.” ” The coalition that submitted a shareholder resolution represents 40,000 of Pearson’s voting shares and hails from the United Kingdom and United States. Pearson: Too Reliant on Testing?
Pearson, PARCC Criticized for Monitoring Social Media for Test Security
MARCH 16, 2015
Assessment Common Core Ed-tech Pearson Social Media assessment testdelivery An alleged effort by New Jersey officials to monitor whether students were sharing information about common-core exams through social media has stirred controversy.
Paperless Testing: Most Grade 3-8 Students To Be Assessed Online in 2016
NOVEMBER 6, 2015
Assessment Common Core Pearson air assessment douglevin drc edtechstrategies ets mcgrawhill onlinetesting pearson questarThis will be the first school year in which most elementary and middle-school students take state-required tests online.
Pearson launches DRA2+ app for iPad
APRIL 28, 2015
Pearson has launched the Developmental Reading Assessment, Second Edition PLUS (DRA2+) iPad App for literacy assessment. head of Pearson’s Assessment Product Solutions group. DRA2+ app guides teachers through reading assessment.
Tennessee Gives Pearson ‘Emergency’ Test Scoring Contract, Seeks New Vendor
MAY 18, 2016
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 adds daily current events to curriculum
JUNE 4, 2015
Pearson has partnered with Listen Current to deliver daily current events and lessons to classrooms using its 6-12 literature curriculum. That curriculum called, Pearson Literature, will now feature Listen Current connections that build on topics students are exploring in the program to make learning relevant and meaningful. “We We are excited to partner with Pearson to engage students in listening and current events,” said Monica Brady-Myerov, CEO of Listen Current.
“In Pearson We Trust!” Trust Corporations Not Teachers
The 21st Century Principal
JULY 8, 2015
I n this recent story from NPR entitled “How Standardized Tests Are Scored (Hint: Humans Are Involved),” it becomes clear how companies like Pearson have purposely created a “facade of objectivity” in order to make it appear that their scoring of tests has some kind of legitimacy. Instead, the motto in public education has become “In Pearson We Trust!”
Pearson Confident Despite New Jersey PARCC Testing Woes
K-12 Schools - Education News
APRIL 29, 2016
Despite everything seeming to be running smoothly on Tuesday at Pearson, the largest education company in the world, by the following day students across New Jersey were experiencing technical issues when trying to take their PARCC exams due to an error made by a Pearson employee.
Pearson Giving Up Business Publishing to Focus on Education
K-12 Schools - Education News
JULY 28, 2015
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. K-12 Schools Education Media Pearson Textbook Publishers
Court Hands Major Victory to PARCC, Pearson in Challenge by Vendor
JULY 15, 2015
In a decision with potentially huge implications, a New Mexico judge has rejected the AIR's protest of a PARCC contract awarded to Pearson. Ed-tech assessment contracts procurement testing
Feds Drop Investigation Into Los Angeles District Over $1 Billion iPad Purchase
FEBRUARY 23, 2017
Marketplace K-12 Curriculum FBI iPad LAUSD PearsonThe decision brings a close to a federal probe into the failed roll-out of iPads containing an incomplete curriculum in the 650,000-student district. The post Feds Drop Investigation Into Los Angeles District Over $1 Billion iPad Purchase appeared first on Market Brief.
ETS Hauls in Texas Assessment Deals Worth $280M, Tops Pearson
MAY 18, 2015
ETS has won a series of lucrative pieces of Texas state testing work, worth $280 million, while rival Pearson won contracts with much less value. Assessment Ed-tech Procurement RFPs assessment ets pearson rfp testdelivery testing testingmarket
Update! Pearson Sees Most of NC Users as Satisfied with PowerSchool Huh?
The 21st Century Principal
FEBRUARY 21, 2014
Yesterday, I posted about the many issues we are struggling with North Carolina’s roll-out of the Pearson’s PowerSchool student data system. The article also says Pearson has corrected a lot of problems as well. Still, I just can’t help but comment on this statement by Pearson spokesman Brandon Pinette: “We are confident the system is working better every day, and that the majority of users are satisfied with the new capabilities they have.”