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July 23, 2015

Pearson to Sell Financial Times and Focus Solely on 'Global Education Strategy'

The London-based global education company is selling off media properties with the plan to be 100 percent education-focused.

July 21, 2015

Questar Notches Big Victories With Testing Deals in N.Y., Miss.

Questar Assessment Inc., a Minnesota-based company, is lesser known than some test vendors but has secured major contracts recently in the states.

July 09, 2015

N.Y. Has 'No Current Plans' to Give PARCC; Ark. Ditches the Consortium Test

The Arkansas state board voted to use the ACT Aspire test instead, concluding a public spat over which common-core exam the state would use next year.

July 09, 2015

Pearson Loses Out on N.Y. Testing Contract to Questar

Questar Assessment Inc., a Minnesota-based company, has won a $44 million contract to handle grade 3-8 testing in New York state.

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.

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