John Fallon
John Fallon is chief executive of Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, and one of the most recognized and influential voices in global education.

Pearson helps people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning. It provides learning materials, technologies, assessments and services to teachers and students in order to help people everywhere aim higher and fulfill their true potential.

Entries by John Fallon

One Story Worth Sharing: Community College Preparatory Academy

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 1:48 PM

Washington DC's reputation as a city of stark contrasts is well known - and it applies as much to education as any other slice of life. Half of the city's adult residents hold a bachelor's degree, but another third are functionally illiterate. The challenges faced by those without a high...

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Cracking the Literacy Code Together

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 4:43 PM

As the UN General Assembly meets in New York City, a key topic for global leaders should be the issue of literacy. The gap is critical, particularly for young people, and needs to be addressed. The following was originally posted on the Pearson Blog.

It's difficult for me to imagine...

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The Five Trillion Dollar Question

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 8:36 PM

One of the key topics to be discussed at the Aspen Ideas Festival next week is the issue of equality in education. It also sets the agenda for this week's Global Partnership for Education replenishment conference in Brussels. Technology is helping to level the playing field and expand access to...

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Learning About Tests

(4) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 8:12 AM

Working with educators around the world has taught me that progress, however defined, often comes in incremental steps and is always hard won. A shift is happening right now in testing, and, it's for the better. Parents, teachers, students, policymakers and education professionals around the world want to apply new...

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Planning to Succeed

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 2:03 PM

Since the financial crisis, government and business leaders around the world were forced to take bold action to keep the global economy afloat. At the World Economic Forum this week in Davos, there will be cautious optimism with a sentiment we are heading in the right direction in the winter...

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Education Is a Global Industry Which the UK Is in Prime Position to Lead

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2013 | 6:28 AM

You only need to stroll past the façade of Kings College London on the Strand to see a long line of famous faces from around the world who have studied at one of the UK's oldest and most prestigious institutions. This shared history has certainly helped the UK in the...

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