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Booktime heads to Indonesia

By Dominic Collard | 27th Aug 2014
We're really excited to be extending our Booktime reading project into Asia. Launched in the UK back in 2006, we're taking the scheme to Indonesia, to replicate the success that has seen 10 million free …
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Education key to Middle East and North Africa jobs markets

By Dominic Collard | 26th Aug 2014
A recent report from the World Economic Forum found that approximately 75 million jobs need to be created in the MENA region by 2020 just to sustain current levels of employment. And according to Karim …
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How schools got better

By Sir Michael Barber | 26th Aug 2014
Addressing senior school leaders in Ontario, Sir Michael Barber tells the story of how schools got better, and what governments and educators need to do next to continue the progress. Michael suggests that a world-class …
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Rod Bristow

Examining for the future

By Rod Bristow | 22nd Aug 2014
Across the UK in the last two weeks pupils have been learning how they fared in their national school leaver exams. Last week many commentators proclaimed that the slight fall in passes for A-levels (sat by …
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John Fallon

Pearson chief put to the test as pen and ink ditched in the digital age

By John Fallon | 18th Aug 2014
Education runs in the family for the affable Mancunian at the top of Pearson. The boss of the publishing empire ticks off his pedagogical connections: his father ran a primary school, his sister is an …
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Catalyst goes to Minneapolis

By Gillian Seely | 14th Aug 2014
You may have heard some media  buzz over the past year about Pearson Catalyst and wondered what it's all about. Pearson Catalyst for Education is an edtech accelerator that supports startups hoping to use their …
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Badging for the win

By Gillian Seely | 11th Aug 2014
Badges are growing in popularity as a way of certifying various professional competencies. They are not only bright, engaging and digital, but they also provide a competency-driven means of proving certification to prospective employers and …
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Measuring competency

By Gillian Seely | 7th Aug 2014
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 38 percent of those enrolled in U.S. higher education are over the age of 25 and one-fourth are over the age of 30. The share of all students …
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Welcome to ‘We Are ICRS’

By Dominic Collard | 30th Jul 2014
July saw the launch of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS) at the historic setting of London's Guildhall. The creation of this new internationally focussed Institute is a momentous occasion – you could almost …
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Natalie Whitty

From excusing impact to driving impact

By Natalie Whitty | 30th Jul 2014
Back in 2008, when the global financial meltdown parked itself on the conscience of the world, there were many commentators that confidently predicted the death of corporate responsibility. Businesses, they argued, would be too concerned …
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Remembering Mandela through learning

By Gillian Seely | 25th Jul 2014
This past Friday marked International Nelson Mandela Day, which was particularly heartfelt for many, given Nelson Mandela’s recent passing. Last Friday would have been Mandela’s 96th birthday. Of the nearly 96 years he lived, 27 …
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English: the world’s language

By Dominic Collard | 25th Jul 2014
English is our global language – it belongs to the world. Only by sharing a common language can cultures come together and learn from one another. We want to help the world understand each other better, …
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