Pearson Creates New Direct-to-Consumer Division

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Pearson , the world’s leading learning company, today announces the creation of a new direct-to-consumer division as it looks to further strengthen its focus on building a direct relationship with learners around the world. About Pearson.

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. Pearson is the world’s leading learning company, with 40,000 employees in more than 80 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning. For more information about Pearson, visit [link]. Twitter : https://twitter.com/pearson.

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Pearson Files Lawsuit Against Ed-tech Company Chegg, Alleging Improper Lifting of Content

Marketplace K-12

Textbook publishing giant Pearson Education has filed suit against education technology company Chegg, saying the online homework help provider infringed on its copyright. Marketplace K-12 Curriculum / Digital Curriculum Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Market Research Pearson

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Pearson Raises Nearly $460M Through Social Bond for Virtual, Career Programs

Marketplace K-12

The social bond, repayable to investors over a 10-year period, will support learners using three of Pearson's business lines. The post Pearson Raises Nearly $460M Through Social Bond for Virtual, Career Programs appeared first on Market Brief.

Pearson aimswebPlus: Classroom Assessment and Progress Monitoring Tool Designed to Enhance Student Achievement | @PearsonNorthAm

TeacherCast

In this episode, Jeff sits down with Suzanne Wendt from Pearson North America to discuss the brand new aimswebPlus and how it is allowing teachers and school districts the opportunity to provide quick and accurate assessment data from our classrooms. The post Pearson aimswebPlus: Classroom Assessment and Progress Monitoring Tool Designed to Enhance Student Achievement | @PearsonNorthAm appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network.

Learn about the revolutionary Pearson Tell Online Assessment | @Pearson

TeacherCast

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. Pearson is the world’s leading learning company, with 40,000 employees in more than 80 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning. For more information about Pearson, visit [link]. Twitter : https://twitter.com/pearson.

Pearson Research and Innovation Network | TeacherCast App Spotlight

TeacherCast

Jeff sits down with Brad Ermiling to discuss his work at the Pearson Research and Innovation Network. About Pearson. Pearson is the world’s leading learning company, with 40,000 employees in more than 80 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning. For more information about Pearson, visit [link]. Twitter : https://twitter.com/pearson. Pearson Research & Innovation Network. Tweet.

Pearson Taps Former Disney Executive Andy Bird as Next CEO

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Pearson is looking for some magic to support its transition from textbook publisher to digital education company. Today, the company announced that Andy Bird, former chairman of Walt Disney International, will be Pearson’s next chief executive, starting October 19.

Pearson Education | ISTE 2016

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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.

Chinese Hackers Targeted Pearson, Accessing Millions of Student Records

Marketplace K-12

Pearson was the unnamed education software company that federal prosecutors said was the victim of Chinese hackers, who last year targeted companies across several industries. The post Chinese Hackers Targeted Pearson, Accessing Millions of Student Records appeared first on Market Brief.

Pearson and the Big Winner

Iterating Toward Openness

In a recent interview , Pearson CEO John Fallon said: “Education like every other sector and sphere of life is going through this digital transformation. We are absolutely determined to make Pearson that winner.”. There is going to be a big winner in the transformation in education. This is perhaps the clearest statement I’ve ever read of the fundamentally wrongheaded view of the traditional publishers.

Pearson Will Pay $1 Million Fine For ‘Understating’ 2018 Data Breach, Misleading Investors

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Education giant Pearson will pay a $1 million fine to settle charges that it misled investors about a 2018 data breach. The post Pearson Will Pay $1 Million Fine For ‘Understating’ 2018 Data Breach, Misleading Investors appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Assessments / Testing Curriculum / Digital Curriculum Data Data Privacy Educational Technology/Ed-Tech

Pearson Agrees to Compensate Minnesota for Testing Breakdowns

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Minnesota will receive $1 million in fees from Pearson and up to $4.7 Assessment Ed-tech Online Learning Pearson Procurement State Policy assessment pearson procurement testingmillion in additional services and support, as part of a settlement.

Pearson, Efficacy, Credibility, and OER

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I’ve written about Pearson’s efficacy work in the past, and Ray Henderson’s twitter post this morning has prompted me to ponder and write a bit more. Just-in: @Pearson has just pubd white paper on their #Revel platform, as CEO @johnfallon committed. Let me start by applauding Pearson for following through on their commitment to focus more on efficacy. 5): What Pearson Means by Efficacy and Effectiveness.

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

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The post Pearson Set to Sell K-12 Curriculum Business, But Not Assessment appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Assessments/Testing Curriculum/Digital Curriculum Market Research Online/Virtual Learning PearsonThe global education company plans to abandon its K-12 curriculum business in the U.S., while continuing investments in assessments and virtual education.

Pearson unveils Beta-4

eSchool News

Pearson has unveiled the Beta-4, the latest revision of a nonverbal measure of cognitive abilities in adults, originally developed by the U.S. At Pearson, we are committed to offering a wide range of solutions to meet the needs of professionals in a variety of settings,” said Aurelio Prifitera, Ph.D., managing director of Pearson’s clinical assessment group. “A Ancillary adults assessment cognitive English great Pearson schools skills students Time vocational schools world

Pearson Announces New Direct-to-Consumer Product Focus

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Pearson has launched a new direct-to-consumer division, which will be co-led with former top officials from Shutterfly. The post Pearson Announces New Direct-to-Consumer Product Focus appeared first on Market Brief.

British Investor Buys Pearson's Family Education Network

Marketplace K-12

Sandbox Partners is buying the Family Education Network, a Pearson "edu-tainment" platform, for an undisclosed amount. Ed-tech For-Profit Education Gaming Mergers and Acquisitions Online Learning Pearson Publishing acquisitions games pearson

Pearson K12 Spinoff Rebranded as ‘Savvas Learning Company’

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The post Pearson K12 Spinoff Rebranded as ‘Savvas Learning Company’ appeared first on Market Brief. Savvas Learning Company will continue to provide its K-12 products and services, and is working to support districts with their remote learning needs during school closures.

Pearson CEO John Fallon to Retire in 2020

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Pearson CEO John Fallon today announced plans to retire in 2020 after a successor has been appointed. Since Fallon became CEO on January 1, 2013, the value of Pearson’s stock on the New York Stock Exchange has dropped by 57 percent, closing at $8.45

K-12 Dealmaking: Pearson Acquires Australian AI Company; Panorama Raises $60 Million

Marketplace K-12

The education software platform Panorama raised $60 million in a Series C round of funding, and Pearson snapped up an Australian AI-focused company. The post K-12 Dealmaking: Pearson Acquires Australian AI Company; Panorama Raises $60 Million appeared first on Market Brief.

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 Blames 'Third Party' Attack for Disrupting Minnesota Online Tests

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

Marketplace K-12

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

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

Marketplace K-12

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.

L.A. District Demands Refund for Pearson Curriculum on Apple's iPads

Marketplace K-12

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

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. Pearson is not completely out of the U.S.

Pearson Explores Sale of Its U.S. K-12 Curriculum Business

Marketplace K-12

The post Pearson Explores Sale of Its U.S. Marketplace K-12 Assessment/Testing Business Strategy Connections Education Curriculum/Digital Curriculum PearsonThe education giant cited the "slow pace of digital adoption" in U.S. K-12 schools as a key reason it is considering the sale of its online, digital and blended curriculum. K-12 Curriculum Business appeared first on Market Brief.

HMH, Pearson Release Details About Impact of School Disruption from COVID-19 on Their Businesses

Marketplace K-12

Pearson anticipates a negative impact on its K-12 assessment business in the U.S. The post HMH, Pearson Release Details About Impact of School Disruption from COVID-19 on Their Businesses appeared first on Market Brief.

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

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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 Agrees to Pay $6.5 Million to L.A. Schools Over Curriculum Mess

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The district said that Pearson's curriculum wasn't the right solution for L.A. Unified now, but "we continue to work with Pearson in some areas.". For-Profit Education Pearson curriculum ipad losangelesunified pearson

Top Adviser to Pearson, Michael Barber, to Leave Company

Marketplace K-12

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

What To Buy—Pearson Aida Calculus

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Tech&Learning expands edtech coverage to include daily reporting by industry expert Brian Nadel brings his School Tools blog

Pearson Calls Award of Big Calif. Testing Contract to ETS 'Invalid' and 'Illegal'

Marketplace K-12

Pearson is asking California officials to re-bid a testing contract, potentially worth a quarter of billion dollars, calling the decision to award the deal to ETS illegal, arbitrary and capricious. Assessment Pearson assessment contracts procurement testdelivery

Teaching the Revolution in a Pearson World

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Kids on the Cusp Learning Revolution American Revolution For Crown or Colony freedom of speech Liberty's Kids Mary Tarashuk monopoly Pearson walking classroomAs her fourth graders study the lead-up to the American Revolution, Mary Tarashuk finds echoes in today's confrontation over free speech pitting test makers against teachers and students who question the validity of test elements. Free history resources included.