Pearson, Career Colleges & Schools of Texas Partner to Improve Student Success

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Customized MyFoundationsLab designed to improve student retention and achievement

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Pearson, the world's leading education and technology company, and the Career Colleges & Schools of Texas (CCST) today announced a partnership designed to improve retention and achievement for students enrolled in job training programs at the state's nearly 140 career colleges. The announcement was made during CCST's annual meeting of career college educators, administrators and service providers in Austin.

CCST is now offering its member colleges and schools a customized version of Pearson' s MyFoundationsLab, an integrated set of easy-to-use developmental reading, writing and math online resources designed to improve student results and save instructors time. Based on the proven success of Pearson's MyMathLab, MyReadingLab, and MyWritingLab, MyFoundationsLab is designed to engage and motivate learners in a completely online environment.

The custom CCST MyFoundationsLab was created to align with CCST standards governing Texas career schools, and runs on the Pearson eCollege platform, the industry's leading online learning environment offering hardware, software and 24/7 help desk support, freeing CCST institutions to focus solely on educating their students.

"Economic conditions have led to increased enrollments at educational institutions around the US, including career colleges, as more people seek additional skills training that will enhance their potential in the workplace," said Don Kilburn, CEO of Pearson Learning Solutions. "We offer innovative education solutions to help institutions cost-effectively meet the demands of today's economic challenges. We look forward to working with the Career Colleges and Schools of Texas to offer their students a proven online learning solution aimed at increasing their chances of success in their training and beyond."

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 eCollege, Prentice Hall, Addison Wesley, Benjamin Cummings, Longman, Allyn & Bacon/Merrill, Longman 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

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