Pearson Launches K-12 Solutions Group

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New Professional Services Group Offers Custom Solutions to Boost Student Achievement

During these challenging economic times, we have continued our investment and commitment to transforming education in the US and around the globe

Pearson, the global leader in educational publishing and technology, has established Pearson K-12 Solutions, a professional services group to develop comprehensive, customized educational solutions for schools searching for innovative ways to boost student achievement.

"During these challenging economic times, we have continued our investment and commitment to transforming education in the US and around the globe," said Don Kilburn, CEO of Pearson Custom Solutions. "The creation of Pearson K-12 Solutions underscores our dedication to the customers, communities and children we serve."

Don Kilburn announced that Scott Drossos has been named President of the new K-12 Solutions Group. Drossos has dedicated his business career to K-12 education and most recently was an Executive Vice President and the Chief Development Officer of EdisonLearning. Prior to this, he served as President of Tungsten Learning, a division of Edison. His breadth of leadership experience in K-12 achievement services, software and education management with Apple, Xerox and Edison will help Pearson successfully develop and deliver high quality K-12 solutions.

"The intensified focus on achievement, increasing global competitiveness and the advancement of educational technology is permanently altering the way education is being delivered and received, while creating new, complex challenges educators have not dealt with before," said Drossos. "Pearson is uniquely positioned to partner with its customers to help them tackle their most challenging issues and to ensure our children are best equipped to succeed in the 21st century."

Pearson offers the world's leading resources in educational content, technology, assessment, teacher education and professional development. The new Pearson K-12 Solutions will draw from all of these award-winning resources, as well as third party providers, to expand the innovations in education the company offers to help its school customers increase student achievement.

About Pearson:
Pearson (NYSE:PSO), the global leader in education and education technology, reaches and engages today's digital natives with effective and personalized learning, as well as dedicated professional development for their teachers. This commitment is demonstrated in the company's investment in innovative print and digital education materials for preK through college, student information systems and learning management systems, teacher professional development, career certification programs, and testing and assessment products that set the standard for the industry. The company's respected brands include Scott Foresman, Prentice Hall, Addison Wesley, Benjamin Cummings, eCollege, Educational Measurement, Educational Assessment, SuccessNet, MyLabs, PowerSchool, SuccessMaker, and many others. Pearson's comprehensive offerings help inform targeted instruction and intervention so that success is within reach of every student at every level of education. Pearson's commitment to education for all is supported by the global philanthropic initiatives of the Pearson Foundation. Pearson's other primary businesses include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group. For more information, go to http://www.pearson.com.

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Susan Aspey
Susan.aspey (at) pearson.com or (347) 421-2473

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