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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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Why teaching will always matter

By Dominic Collard | 27th Aug 2014
"Still our best effort must be made to provide all of our students with a sense of place, to encourage in them an appreciation of enduring communities, values, and traditions. We must deepen their understanding …
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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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Sir Michael Barber

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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