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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. million worth of Pearson shares. In the U.K., billion in sales.

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Pearson Exploring NFTs’ Potential in the Textbook Market

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The post Pearson Exploring NFTs’ Potential in the Textbook Market appeared first on Market Brief. The textbook publisher has expressed interest in looking into blockchain technology to get a cut of secondhand textbook sales.

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Big Deals: Edtech Industry News From HMH, Pearson, and Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS)

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Pearson (FTSE: PSON.L) today announced plans to further expand its beta AI study tools into additional Pearson+ eTextbooks. Generative AI tools are an increasingly popular feature for thousands of students in both Pearson+ eTextbooks and in Pearson’s MyLab and Mastering homework platforms.

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K-12 Dealmaking: Pearson Acquires Credentialing Platform in $200M Deal; PowerSchool Buys Communications Platform

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Education giant Pearson has acquired Credly, and PowerSchool has made a deal to snap up the communications platform Kinvolved. The post K-12 Dealmaking: Pearson Acquires Credentialing Platform in $200M Deal; PowerSchool Buys Communications Platform 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.

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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 All 16 staff formerly on that Pearson team will make the transition to the new company.

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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.

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