Business is Ready to Play its Part to Achieve the SDGs

As world leaders come together at the United Nations for the SDG Summit, they will announce their commitment to the new Global Goals for Sustainable Development and set out their ambition for a more peaceful and prosperous world. This is a defining moment for the world community, as we transition from the Millennium Development Goals […]

Together, To Get Every Child Learning

The single most important contribution that Pearson can make to society is to equip people with the skills they need to progress in life and work. But every day, millions of children miss out on the opportunity to attend school and to learn those skills. Half of all out-of-school children live in countries affected by […]

Co-Creating Solutions to Get Every Child Learning

Edtech companies are in the business of building bridges — providing new tools, models, and pathways that look to improve education, whether it’s through innovative business models or new delivery platforms that can effectively reach learners at scale. Pearson is excited to continue in that vein in our new partnership with Save the Children called […]

It is time for a learning revolution in Africa

Africa’s educational challenges are not fundamentally different from those of the rest of the world, although they are more basic and urgent – and they can, at times, feel more overwhelming. A recent study by the Brookings Institution revealed that more than half of the world’s out-of-school primary-aged children live in Sub-Saharan Africa and only […]

Building an Affordable Learning Market

By Katelyn Donnelly, Executive Director, PALF and Ravi Patel, Analyst, Affordable Learning Fund As we approach 2015, it is clear that the international community will not meet its commitment to universal primary education (MDG goals). As of 2011, UNESCO estimated 57 million children of primary school age were still not enrolled in school. Additionally, 69 […]

Pearson launches scheme to fund education entrepreneurs in India

Pearson, through our Affordable Learning Fund, today launch a partnership with innovative funding firm Village Capital to support and invest in education entrepreneurs in India who are serving some of the world’s less privileged students. Applications are now being invited for the autumn programme, which will see 16 India based education start-ups taking part in […]

Saudis to benefit from new vocational training colleges

TQ Education and Training, a Pearson business that provides outsourced training solutions, has been awarded a five-year contract to develop and operate three vocational colleges in Saudi Arabia, providing high quality vocational skills and qualifications for more than 8,000 students. The contract, which makes TQ fully responsible for vocational training at the colleges in Mecca, […]

OECD Report Highlights Role of Vocational Education

The annual Education at a Glance report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development takes a particularly hard look this year at the link between youth unemployment and vocational education in the current difficult economic situation. Countries such as Switzerland and Germany with an above-average share of vocational graduates have seen a higher rate […]

Pearson launch online MBA programme

Increasingly, students who need a flexible path to earning a degree are looking to online learning programs to access quality higher education. In response, higher education institutions around the country are investing in comprehensive educational services that develop and scale online programs that are high quality, rigorous and drive student achievement. Pearson Embanet, the leading […]