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Pearson Buys Virtual Schools Company

By Katie Ash — September 20, 2011 1 min read

The textbook publisher Pearson announced last week that it was acquiring Baltimore-based Connections Education, which operates virtual schools in 21 states and serves about 40,000 students. The acquisition is the latest in a string of mergers and acquisitions within the education technology sector, and it marks the first time that one of the largest textbook publishers has stepped so far into virtual education.

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A version of this article appeared in the September 21, 2011 edition of Education Week as Pearson Buys Virtual Schools Company

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