Published Online: August 10, 2010
Published in Print: August 11, 2010, as Pearson Paying $80 Million to Acquire America's Choice

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Pearson Paying $80 Million to Acquire America's Choice

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Pearson PLC, a London-based education and technology company, has agreed to buy America's Choice, a Washington-based company known for its school improvement model, for $80 million.

The agreement, announced last week, still must undergo a federal antitrust review.

The National Center on Education and the Economy, a nonprofit school reform group, launched Americas Choice in 1998 to implement the model, which features standards-based instructional materials, coaching and professional development for teachers, and catch-up programs for struggling students. America's Choice, a for-profit subsidiary of the NCEE, has worked with 2,000 schools in 38 states. Along with the NCEE, it was involved in writing the new common standards in English/language arts and math that have been adopted by 34 states and the District of Columbia.

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