Monday, February 04, 2008

Together We Can Change the World...

Well, the long anticipated integration between Pearson and former test publishing giant Harcourt Assessment, Inc. (also known at times in it's history as The Psychological Corporation and the testing division of Harcourt, Brace and Jovonovich) is complete! Senior Pearson leadership were in San Anotonio this week to meet with the new Pearson employees and to celebrate the lengthy process of DOJ approval.

In a previous press release, Pearson CEO, Marjorie Scardino, said:

"We have long admired these businesses. They bring new intellectual property, capabilities and skills to Pearson, and will enable us to accelerate our strategy of leading the personalisation of learning, both in the US and around the world. We know that their people share our commitment to education, and we look forward to welcoming them as colleagues."
For me personally, it was like "old home week" seeing many of the faces I've gotten to know over the years and reviewing the wonderful products, services and staff from Pearson's new "crown jewel."

Make no mistake, while challenges lie ahead in the education and assessment arenas, Pearson's goal to educate, inform and entertain our customers remains our primary motivator and this latest acquisition is another step toward accomplishing that goal.

Welcome aboard!

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