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

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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.

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Pearson Taps Former Disney Official as Incoming CEO

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Pearson names Andy Bird, who turned Walt Disney International into a digital-first business focused on the diverse needs of consumers around the world, as its presumptive CEO. The post Pearson Taps Former Disney Official as Incoming CEO appeared first on Market Brief.

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.

Chinese Hackers Targeted Pearson, Accessing Millions of Student Records

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

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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.

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. 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 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.

Pearson and the Big Winner

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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 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 Fallon succeeded Marjorie Scardino, who led Pearson during the previous 16 years. He joined Pearson in 1997, first as director of communication and later overseeing its international business operations.

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.

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, 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 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. 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 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 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 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

British Investor Buys Pearson's Family Education Network

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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

Former Pearson K-12 Courseware Business Rebrands as Savvas Learning

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To further emancipate itself from its previous parent company, Pearson’s former K-12 courseware business has changed its name. The company formerly known as Pearson K12 Learning is now called Savvas Learning Co., The company will continue to use the Pearson name until spring 2020, when it launches a rebranding initiative with its new name and logo. according to an external email reviewed by EdSurge.

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

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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

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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. Marketplace K-12 Assessments / Testing Business Strategy Curriculum / Digital Curriculum 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. Marketplace K-12 Business Strategy Data Mergers and Acquisitions Online / Virtual Learning

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

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

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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

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 Sells Its K-12 Instructional Materials Business to Investment Firm

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Pearson is selling its line of business focused on U.S. The post Pearson Sells Its K-12 Instructional Materials Business to Investment Firm appeared first on Market Brief. textbooks and instructional materials to Nexus Capital Management for $250 million. Marketplace K-12

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

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Today, Pearson announced it will adopt a “digital first” approach to updating its higher ed course materials, meaning that any revisions or changes to textbook content will happen first in the digital version. This new development process goes into effect next year, when “we will have a substantial number of titles that we will apply this new model to,” says Pearson CEO John Fallon. He did not rule out the possibility that Pearson may still issue new print editions. “If

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

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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.

ETS Hauls in Texas Assessment Deals Worth $280M, Tops Pearson

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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

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 kick off its sponsorship with the edWebinar Top 5 Considerations for Selecting Interim Assessments , on February 6th at 3 pm Eastern Time, featuring Amy Reilly, Director of Innovative Solutions at Pearson. Attendees can visit Pearson School Assessment at booth 956.

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. 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. At ASU + GSV Summit, an education industry conference, this week in San Diego, we sat down with Fallon to learn about what’s next for Pearson.

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.

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

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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. and HMH has made dramatic changes in the month since COVID-19 school closures have gone into effect. Marketplace K-12 Business Strategy Coronavirus COVID-19

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.

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. Pearson announced a new iteration of its main content delivery system for K-12 schools that will allow them to experience learning, assessment and data applications seamlessly, saving thousands of hours and dollars in the process. The team at Pearson Realize has been redeveloping its content to earn LTI Certification from IMS.