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Dominic Collard

Do you remember your school days? Lucky thing.

By Dominic Collard | 29th Sep 2014
What do you remember about your childhood? Odds are, your school days will be in there somewhere. Your first day, your last day, the friends you made… your best friend today. Perhaps you hated school, …
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The inspiration of youth

By Rachel Brujis | 29th Sep 2014
Once lone rangers, education technology startups are now increasingly ever-present.  And with that, new initiatives have emerged to invest in their success – including 1776 Challenge Cup, our own Catalyst accelerator programme and Europe’s Edtech Innovator Award. Yet even …
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Kate James

Join the CHARGE – empowering girls everywhere

By Kate James | 25th Sep 2014
250 million adolescent girls around the world are living in poverty - a moral scandal and an economic opportunity that passes the world by every day. The unschooled become the illiterate and unemployed of tomorrow. A …
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Dominic Collard

Knock knock, who’s there? An excellent teacher

By Dominic Collard | 23rd Sep 2014
According to new research, a good sense of humour and a conversational style are just two of the key ingredients of great teaching. The report, which looked at the academic and socio-behavioural development of more than 3,000 …
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John Fallon

Cracking the literacy code together

By John Fallon | 22nd Sep 2014
It’s difficult for me to imagine the frustration of not being able to read a newspaper headline or a note written by my daughter. For 800 million people illiteracy is a sad and limiting reality. …
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My opportunity

By Adrian Thompson | 19th Sep 2014
When I first got the call from Pearson that they would like me to join them in their communications team, I was simply ecstatic. Now, several months and a move to Iowa later, I am …
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Reaching new readers

By Ella Kapernaros | 19th Sep 2014
“We ask parents if we can take two hours of the kids’ time to learn and play. When we first opened, we had only one kid.” The words of Togu, a volunteer for Alusi Tai Toba, …
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Don Kilburn

Parents and Pearson – a shared goal

By Don Kilburn | 18th Sep 2014
As the parent of two middle schoolers, and just like millions of parents all over the world, I want to do everything I can to help my kids fulfill their potential. Parents know that education greatly …
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Dominic Collard

Edtech roundup

By Dominic Collard | 12th Sep 2014
Technology is transforming education at a rate and scale never before seen. Here are a few stories that our community have been discussing lately. Meet Ritik Mehta, designer, printer and distributer of recyclable 3D spectacles for under-privileged …
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John Fallon

One story worth sharing

By John Fallon | 9th Sep 2014
As I announced earlier this summer how Pearson has performed over the first half of 2014, I also stopped to think about how we have measured up against our goal of helping more people have …
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Ken Kobell

The next step to efficacy for all

By Ken Kobell | 8th Sep 2014
The path to efficacy - our pursuit to deliver measurable learner outcomes - takes an important step forward today as we invite the education community to help us create the report that we’ll use to …
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John Fallon

Mourning the loss of a great colleague: Barbara Dreyer

By John Fallon | 4th Sep 2014
With the death of our Pearson colleague and friend, Barbara Dreyer, CEO and co-founder of Connections Education, the world of education has lost an inspirational leader and a real pioneer in e-learning. In her public blog, …
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