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The world’s largest education publisher, which in January saw almost £2bn wiped from its stock market value after issuing its fifth profit warning in two years, reported the record loss after taking a £2.55bn non-cash charge for impairment of goodwill reflecting trading pressures” in its North American businesses.
Until the New York attorney general cracked down in late 2013, Pearson’s charitable foundation made a practice of treating school officials from across …Read More
Music was my first love and from the earliest days I can remember, I see myself lost among musical instruments, specially the guitar, but when it came to a time when I had to make tough decisions in my life, I chose teaching, which was to become my second love in life. Through recent textbook partnerships with Chegg and IndiCo, Pearson now appears inclined to rent—rather than sell—its higher-ed print offerings. The investigation found that public officials often commit to buying from Pearson because it’s familiar, even when there’s little proof its products and services are effective.
Pearson has been the most creative and the most aggressive at taking over all those things we used to take as part of the public sector’s responsibility,” said Michael Apple, a professor of education policy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Today’s students want a better education – and we’re helping to make it …Read More
Michele began working as a contributing writer for Education Week in 2012, covering parents’ influence on education. At Pearson he has been head of its Higher Education, International and Professional Publishing division and chairman of CourseSmart, a Pearson sponsored consortium of electronic textbook publishers.
Eric Mazur is the creator of Peer Instruction, speaker on physics education and interactive teaching, founder of SiOnyx , and a professor of physics and area dean at Harvard. In November, the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) released the executive summary of a …Read More
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The profit warning was prompted by the collapse of its US higher education business, which is struggling with a decline in textbook sales and the transition to digital learning. And Pearson would try to bring the lessons it learns in Africa and Asia to education markets in the US and the UK.
C. If You reside outside of the US and Canada or have registered to use a Website provided by a Pearson company doing business outside of the US and Canada, …Read More
Pearson, the largest education company in the world, announced today that it’s considering selling off its U.S. K-12 digital and print curriculum business, citing the slow pace of digital adoption” in schools. The latent function of the behavior is the effect or result that is not apparent to the members of the society who engage in it. So a latent function of education is the Hidden Curriculum. Pearson works with for-profit career colleges, too: Its marketing materials boast that its consultants can help them stay one step ahead” of federal regulations.
A quarter of Total Annual Pay, including equity and annual bonus for Pearson Education are less than $101K. The company made more than £350m in cost savings last year, cutting 4,000 jobs , 10% of its global workforce. The data system was such a disaster, the department had to pay Pearson millions extra to fix it.
Investment firm GSV …Read More