Pearson is the world's leading PreK-20 educational publishing company, dedicated to working with educators to change the way America thinks. We create educational materials for learners of every age. By understanding what it takes to succeed at the college level and beyond, Pearson is able to design educational materials that teach students at every level how to prepare for the challenges they will face in the 21st century.
For students, Pearson provides effective and innovative curriculum products in all available media, educational assessment and measurement for students and teachers, student information systems, and teacher professional development and certification programs.
Pearson's respected brands include Scott Foresman, Prentice Hall, AGS, PowerSchool, SuccessMaker, TeacherVision, Addison Wesley, Allyn & Bacon, Benjamin Cummings, Longman, and many others. The company's comprehensive offerings help educators provide targeted instruction and intervention to ensure that every student succeeds.
Pearson's other primary businesses include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.
Pearson has organized its PreK-20 programs, products, and services into five main content areas to help teachers, school superintendents, parents, students, and caregivers easily find what they need:
For Pearson, the business of education also encompasses reaching out to others, supporting projects in our communities, and making a difference every day. In a brain-powered world, we believe that no job is more important than helping people to learn, and this is reflected by our choice of sponsorship activities.
Jumpstart. Pearson and Jumpstart share a passion for education and inspiring people to reach their full potential. These shared goals and values led Pearson focus its charitable giving efforts on the Pearson-Jumpstart partnership, created in 2001. Since then, Pearson has created and sponsored several initiatives to further the partnership and create more opportunities to support the development of young children.
National Teachers Hall of Fame. Pearson is a proud supporter of the National Teachers Hall of Fame, dedicated to recognizing and honoring the teaching profession. We join our friends at the Council of Great City Schools, the American Association of School Administrators, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the National Education Association, the National Middle School Association, the National School Boards Association, the National Parent Teachers Association and many others in endorsing the work of the National Teachers Hall of Fame and commend their commitment to promoting excellence in teaching.
Teams That Make A Difference Award. Sponsored by Pearson and the National Middle School Association, the Teams That Make A Difference Award identifies people who work to improve the education and well being of young adolescents. This annual program recognizes teams of teachers, administrators, parents, community members, or any combination of these individuals.
Pearson has a proud history of supporting projects in our communities. The Pearson Foundation helps non-profit organizations around the world deliver books and literacy support to communities in need. We're sharing books we love; raising funds for literacy programs around the world; and helping the next generation of pre-school teachers give every child in America an equal chance to read, learn, and succeed.
Our literacy-focused partnerships including The Jumpstart Pearson Teacher Fellowship, Jumpstart's Read for the Record Campaign, and Family Book Nights.
Other programs include the Digital Arts Alliance - that helps our young people gain educational experiences that meet the challenges of our new century, innovative, scalable learning programs for schools such as BridgeIT and Project Exploration Science Teacher Institute.