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John Fallon

On the borders of American education

By John Fallon | 20th May 2015
(Photo credit: Brad Doherty/AP Images for Pearson) “I am a human being in search of the American dream.” I was a bit taken aback after reading the first line in the essay handed to me by a …
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Dominic Collard

7 billion little stories of success

By Dominic Collard | 19th May 2015
We speak to parents and teachers and students all the time, all over the world. We hear some amazing stories of how education transforms lives. Some are the big, headline grabbing stories - systematic improvements …
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Mark Griffiths

The shock of the new

By Mark Griffiths | 18th May 2015
In this short video Sir Michael Barber, our chief education advisor, talks about a communication gap that is hindering the ability of education systems around the world to take on the 'new'. Some of us are …
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John Fallon joins Texas Southmost College grads on their special day

By Gillian Seely | 16th May 2015
Our CEO John Fallon could probably have delivered a commencement speech at any number of colleges or universities. But in 2015, he proved to the education world that Pearson is serious about delivering the tools for education in …
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Emma Buckle

Reading – a rite of passage

By Emma Buckle | 15th May 2015
My son is 18 months old. Soon he’ll be at that age when you stop counting the number of words he can say. He’s up to seven. The sixth one was “Gruffalo”. His eighth word …
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Dominic Collard

Pegging back the education divide in South Africa

By Dominic Collard | 14th May 2015
In 1994, when Nelson Mandela first joined the South African parliament, the inadequacies of the education on offer to black children were immediately brought to public attention. There was outcry and calls for urgent reform. …
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Leah Jewell

A second chance at a first job

By Leah Jewell | 13th May 2015
Odisha is caught between times. Lying somewhere in the immensity of the east of India, it has the feel of a place that nature meant for seclusion. Mountains arch paternally over three quarters of its …
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Dominic Collard

The teachers we remember

By Dominic Collard | 7th May 2015
It's #TeacherAppreciationWeek, or #ThankATeacher, or #TeachersDay... the point being, it's a good time to recognise the people who helped make you who you are. We've been asking some of our colleagues for their memories of …
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Pam Allyn

Famous teachers

By Pam Allyn | 5th May 2015
Teachers know what it’s like to be famous. To be talked about around dinner tables, spotted in a grocery store, emulated by adoring fans and held dearly in the memories of students for a lifetime. Children …
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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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Dominic Collard

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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