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June 18, 2015

Pearson to Sell PowerSchool, Cites Shift Away From Management Systems

PowerSchool, a student information system that Pearson says is the most widely used student information system in the United States, will leave the company's fold.

June 05, 2015

Publishers' Group Examines Common-Core 'Conundrum'

The "conundrum" for the publishing industry is how to create materials aligned with the common core at a time when the standards are subject to fierce political pushback.

June 05, 2015

Venture Capital Roundup: Tutoring Startups Lead Latest Funding Rounds

Three ed-tech companies raised $3.5 million while a new Pearson Education partnership aims to connect the classroom to the real world through public radio.

May 21, 2015

British Investor Buys Pearson's Family Education Network

Sandbox Partners is buying the Family Education Network, a Pearson "edu-tainment" platform, for an undisclosed amount.

May 18, 2015

ETS Hauls in Texas Assessment Deals Worth $280M, Tops Pearson

ETS has won a series of lucrative pieces of Texas state testing work, worth $280 million, while rival Pearson won contracts with much less value.

May 14, 2015

Pearson Blames 'Third Party' Attack for Disrupting Minnesota Online Tests

For the second time in two months, Minnesota has stopped testing because of distributed denial-of-service attacks, and Pearson's system was disrupted.

May 07, 2015

California Approves Disputed Contract for State Testing With ETS

California state board officials have approved a $240 million assessment contract for ETS, despite complaints from a rival vendor.

May 04, 2015

McGraw-Hill Education on Road to Becoming Public Company?

McGraw-Hill Education could become a public company later this year, according to a report from Reuters. Rivals Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Pearson are both public now.

April 20, 2015

Opting Out: Will It Lead to the Real Discussion About Assessment?

The opt out movement is massive across the country, but are we open to learn what the movement is teaching us?

April 17, 2015

SEC Examining Los Angeles iPad Deal, Newspaper Says

The Securities and Exchange Commission has asked the district whether it properly disclosed how bond funds would be used for the school system's Apple contract.

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