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1844-2015: A window into Pearson’s Trans-Atlantic heritage

By Gillian Seely | 1st May 2015
About a year ago, I transferred from Pearson's 501 Boylston office in Boston to our London headquarters. My sense has always been that, depending on who you ask, we are either a “truly British” company, …
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Dominic Collard

No secrets or lies

By Dominic Collard | 1st May 2015
Social media is a funny old thing. Not so long ago it was nowhere. Now it’s everywhere; and the implications for education are exciting, but also sometimes confusing. I help to look after some of Pearson’s …
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Lives no longer ordinary

By Dominic Collard | 29th Apr 2015
By their own admission, Tremayne and Dery were a bit lost. The world was changing around them, they saw people moving on and up... but not them. They were stuck - their lack of high …
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Mohamed’s story

By Dominic Collard | 28th Apr 2015
Mohamed is a success story. At school he was known as a 'naughty kid', too interested in sport and not enough in studying. Today he works for one of the world's biggest football clubs. His …
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The town that time forgot, but that education can save

By Dominic Collard | 27th Apr 2015
Vrygrond is a small township outside of Cape Town in South Africa. By most global standards, Vrygrond is a deprived community. Of its population of around 45,000 people, crammed into only a square mile of …
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John Fallon

Who we are and what we stand for

By John Fallon | 24th Apr 2015
Today, I had the opportunity to address Pearson shareholders in an open forum, as we do each year at our Annual General Meeting, and to remind people about what Pearson is, and what it is …
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Amar Kumar

The private sector and the public trust

By Amar Kumar | 20th Apr 2015
Nothing divides education opinion quite as much as the role of private business. For some, they are the necessary partners of delivery, picking up where tax dollars and public provision aren’t enough. For others, there …
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Dominic Collard

The sum of all the small things

By Dominic Collard | 17th Apr 2015
How’s your day going? Just another day… nothing special? Uh! Bet you’re wrong about that. Odds are you’ll have changed someone’s life. Not in the ‘saving from a burning building’ way, or discovering a new …
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Gwen Hodgson

The day my life changed

By Gwen Hodgson | 15th Apr 2015
In amongst the day to days of life as usual, we all have the odd date that gets hardwired into our memory banks. The days when something out of the ordinary happened, a bolt that …
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John Fallon

Educate refugees or lose a generation

By John Fallon | 31st Mar 2015
How do you educate refugee children in places with a shortage of trained teachers, a lack of resources, and where school records have been lost? In the last four years, across the Middle East and …
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How tests are changing

By John Fallon | 20th Mar 2015
Amidst all the noise in American education, something interesting is happening across the country: students from grades three to eleven are taking new assessments aligned to higher standards and it’s going well. That’s not to say the work is complete. It's not easy to implement …
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Sandy Barker

A Precious education

By Sandy Barker | 18th Mar 2015
The power of education to change people’s lives is - in principle, at least - indiscriminate. Purposeful and effective education does not recognise borders and it brazenly ignores class structures. Wherever learning is given the …
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