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August 30, 2015 4:29 PM ET


Company Overview of Pearson plc

Company Overview

Pearson plc, a learning company, provides learning materials, technologies, assessments, and services for teachers and students worldwide. It operates through North America, Growth, and Core segments. The company offers early learning solutions that help educators and families to teach fundamental math and literacy skills; elementary and secondary imprints publish leading school programs in reading, literature, math, science, and social studies; digital instructional solutions for pre K-12, such as enVisionMATH and Miller-Levine Biology; learning, talent, and clinical assessment services; primary and secondary education services; and academic and vocational qualification services. It also pr...

80 Strand

London,  WC2R 0RL

United Kingdom

Founded in 1844

40,534 Employees


44 20 7010 2000


44 20 7010 6060

Key Executives for Pearson plc

Chief Executive Officer, Director and Chief Executive of International Education Businesses
Age: 53
Total Annual Compensation: $1.5M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Pearson plc Key Developments

Pearson Releases SuccessMaker 8

Pearson announced the release of SuccessMaker 8, the continuously adaptive K-8 reading and math intervention solution. SuccessMaker 8 continues to deliver on its promise to provide school districts with personalized reading and math intervention to K-8 learners. Using the SuccessMaker 8 accelerates student learning with immediate scaffolded feedback, targeted instructional support and comprehensive standards-aligned content. This newest release includes significant content additions and enhancements to help teachers prepare students to become college and career ready while continuing to support differentiation in the classroom. Program enhancements deliver more effective learning, improved reporting, more time savings, and better support for changing technology needs with the following: New content for K-2 phonological awareness and phonics; New math content that connects practices and standards; New alignment to Pearson core math and literacy programs; New alignment to the WIDAdz standards; and New modern architecture means no downtime for Java updates, lower bandwidth requirements and faster login times.

Bangalore City Court Restrains Pearson Education from Using or Referring to Any Outputs from Kaleido

The Bangalore City Court has restrained Pearson's Indian arm from using or referring to any outputs from Kaleido, a patent pending student assessment and analytics platform by New Rubric. Pearson has been restrained from infringing on New Rubric's intellectual property 'in any way'. New Rubric had approached the court in June alleging that Pearson had plagiarised the analysis generated by Kaleido, with evidence from a YouTube video, where a Pearson director was presenting content copied verbatim from Kaleido last October. The company did not seek monetary compensation, however, the case can be appealed in the High Court. Pearson has been no stranger to controversy and lawsuits. In April, it was sued, along with Apple, by the Los Angeles School District (for the $1.3 billion program) to pay for software which Pearson created and was supposed to be implemented on Apple's iPads. However, reports claim that Pearson's software was not ready before the project started and it had only supplied samples for the same.

Pearson plc Proposes Interim Dividend, Payable on September 11, 2015

Pearson plc is proposing an interim dividend of 18.0 pence per equity share, payable on 11 September 2015 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 14 August 2015. This interim dividend, which will absorb an estimated £146 million of shareholders' funds, has not been included as a liability as at 30 June 2015.

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