Every day, Pearson helps people around the world make more of their lives through learning. There’s an X factor too, harder to quantify: It could be that for-profit schools attract more parents like Nellie, who place more of an emphasis on education and whose children would therefore do better in any setting. An age-appropriate measure of handwriting speed for students aged 17-25 years in further and higher education.
And universities continue to hire Pearson to manage online programs even though the company has routinely failed to hit its contractual targets for student enrollment. William Ethridge became chief executive of Pearson’s North American Education division in 2008.
The author, Melanie Kendry , is an Oxford graduate, outstanding-rated English Language and Literature teacher and of ages 10-18 in the British education system. And Pearson was one of only three for-profit education companies — the other two were startups — invited to hobnob with the Obamas and Education Secretary Arne Duncan last year at a White House summit on college access.
It wouldn’t be until 1988 that the company took its first big step into the education world when it bought textbook publisher Addison-Wesley. A release accompanying that report touted the company’s progress” in accelerating some aspects of digital delivery of the company’s content, focusing on its higher education and K-12 efforts in that vein.
As of February 29, 2012, she held 12,927 shares of Pearson stock valued at $240,000. ESEA – Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the federal law that governs education, includes the NCLB accountability provisions. When we see bibliographies featuring books such as Iraq: a Country Study or Libya Since Independence with publication dates of 1998 or earlier, it raises questions.