Pearson Appoints Andy Bird, CBE as Chief Executive

Pearson | August 24, 2020

Pearson plc today announces the prospective appointment of Andy Bird as its new Chief Executive, starting on 19th October, 2020. It is intended that John Fallon will continue as Chief Executive until that date, when he will step down from the Board and remain as an advisor until the end of the year. Andy is currently a Non-Executive Director at Pearson plc and was appointed to the Board on 1st May, 2020. Andy has had a distinguished career spanning 35 years in the media industry. Most recently he worked for The Walt Disney Company, as Chairman of Walt Disney International, responsible for the company’s businesses outside of the US. After joining in 2004, he led a major expansion of Walt Disney International, transforming the organisation into a digital-first business focused on the diverse needs of consumers around the world.

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Despite calls to expand early childhood education (ECE) in the United States, questions remain regarding its medium- and long-term impacts on educational outcomes.

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Despite calls to expand early childhood education (ECE) in the United States, questions remain regarding its medium- and long-term impacts on educational outcomes.

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CyberUSA Partners With Superus Careers to Launch the Cyber Career Exchange Platform

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On April 19th, CyberUSA, a national network of cyber communities, announced that it has partnered with Superus Careers to launch the Cyber Career Exchange platform. The partnership will support regional, state-level, and national communities to meet the cybersecurity talent gap. According to CyberSeek, a National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) project estimates that there are over 600,000 unfilled positions in cybersecurity. As a specialized platform, the Cyber Career Exchange uses a dedicated methodology to help employers find skilled candidates based on job skills. It also provides a system for job seekers and employers to certify skills and lets them find and develop future employees. "I am proud of our advancements over the past 6 years in connecting cyber communities across the country. Starting with seven statewide cyber communities and growing thirty states to date has provided tremendous value in shaping the cybersecurity landscape at both the state and federal levels. With growing threats and talent shortage more has to be done. The most immediate solutions to filling the open cyber jobs is to provide a system, hosted within trusted communities across the US, designed specifically to help employers and candidates easily find one another. The Cyber Career Exchange accomplishes that goal and more." -CyberUSA's Co-founder David Powell "Having worked within and recruited for Financial Services and Healthcare organizations, I understand the vulnerabilities, especially with a shortage that exists in the workforce. I am excited for us to play our role in filling that void from an employment standpoint, which will have a positive impact on generations to come," -Superus Careers CEO, Larry Silver

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BYJU'S Acquires Austrian Company GeoGebra; Aims To Make Math Learning Even More Visual And Interactive

BYJU’S | December 09, 2021

BYJU’S, a homegrown Indian Edtech Company with 115 million students on its learning platform, has announced the acquisition of Austria-headquartered GeoGebra. The Austrian company has a dynamic, interactive and collaborative mathematics learning tool. This acquisition complements BYJU’S overall product strategy and integrates GeoGebra’s capabilities to enable the creation of new product offerings and learning formats to its existing mathematics portfolio. It furthers BYJU’S aim to make math more engaging, leading to better learning outcomes. This synergy of two like-minded companies will bring comprehensive, personalised and immersive learning experiences to all students. GeoGebra will continue to operate as an independent unit within the BYJU’S group under the leadership of its Founder and Developer, Markus Hohenwarter. "The GeoGebra team has built a powerful and stimulating platform that complements BYJU’S mission of providing impactful learning for students. 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