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LONDON, Oct 14 (Reuters) – British education group Pearson said it was on course to hit market expectations after demand for online learning helped soften the impact from cancelled tests and closed schools due to COVID-19.

The company, which has appointed former Disney executive Andy Bird as its new CEO from next week, said group sales fell by 14% over 9 months due to school closures, campus shop closures and the cancellation of exams.

The 9-month result marks a slight improvement from the half-year, when group sales were down 17%.

Analysts are expecting the group, which has spent years restructuring to adapt to the move online, to post adjusted operating profit of 332 million pounds ($428.65 million)in 2020. It had forecast profit of up to 490 million pounds in February.

“This has been a challenging transformation for all of us but we are starting to see the

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Seattle startup Skilljar raises $33M as pandemic sparks demand for its customer education software

Skilljar co-founders Sandi Lin (left) and Jason Stewart. (Skilljar Photos)

The third time really has been a charm for Sandi Lin and Jason Stewart.

The entrepreneurs began their startup journey in 2013 when the former Amazon employees launched Everpath, a Techstars Seattle company that tried to build a Yelp for online classes. They soon pivoted and began targeting independent instructors, offering them a platform to host online education.

“I call those my first two failed startups,” Lin said this week.

It was the third evolution of the original idea that really took off. Lin and Stewart saw a lot of interest from enterprise companies needing help building customer education experiences. They ultimately launched Skilljar, which has now delivered more than 10 million hours of instruction and 100 million lessons via on-demand and virtual live training programs hosted on its learning management platform.

Skilljar is set to grow even more after

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Thailand’s ‘Bad Students’ Demand Education Reform | World News

By Jiraporn Kuhakan and Chayut Setboonsarng

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s “Bad Student” campaigners toured Bangkok high schools in a truck on Friday in a protest cheered on by pupils to demand education reform and an end to the harassment of students and of school rules they say are outdated.

The school demonstrations are part of an anti-government protest movement that has been growing since July and is also demanding greater democracy. Some campaigners seek reforms to the powerful monarchy too.

“Stop the harassment of students, cancel outdated rules, and give us comprehensive education reform,” said Laponpat Wangpaisit, an activist from the group that calls itself “Bad Student” outside one Bangkok school.

From behind school gates, pupils cheered the protesters, sang songs mocking school rules and gave the three-finger salute of pro-democracy campaigners. At one school, pupils put a sign on the gate saying: “Teachers at this school harass students.”

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Thailand’s ‘Bad Students’ demand education reform

By Jiraporn Kuhakan and Chayut Setboonsarng

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s “Bad Student” campaigners toured Bangkok high schools in a truck on Friday in a protest cheered on by pupils to demand education reform and an end to the harassment of students and of school rules they say are outdated.

The school demonstrations are part of an anti-government protest movement that has been growing since July and is also demanding greater democracy. Some campaigners seek reforms to the powerful monarchy too.

“Stop the harassment of students, cancel outdated rules, and give us comprehensive education reform,” said Laponpat Wangpaisit, an activist from the group that calls itself “Bad Student” outside one Bangkok school.

From behind school gates, pupils cheered the protesters, sang songs mocking school rules and gave the three-finger salute of pro-democracy campaigners. At one school, pupils put a sign on the gate saying: “Teachers at this school harass students.”

The

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Insight School of Washington Offers New Middle School to Meet Increased Demand by Parents for Online School

The surge of COVID nationwide has forced parents, and school districts, to rapidly rethink their education plans, even after schools have opened.

Insight School of Washington (ISWA), a tuition-free online public-school previously serving students in grades 9-12 announced today that they will immediately open a Middle School for grades 6-8. The school is scheduled to open October 12th and is currently accepting applications.

“Parents are still understandably nervous about sending their children to brick-and-mortar schools and are looking for solutions that will work for them right away,” said ISWA Head of School Cecily Kiester. “Because of the demand, we worked quickly with the District to provide this new solution for middle school parents across the state.”

ISWA, an online public-school program of the Quillayute Valley School District, has been serving Washington families for over 14 years.

“As we looked for options to help Washington families, we wanted to go

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Cengage Announces Expansion of Online Skills Business to Meet Growing Demand for Workforce Development and Reskilling

BOSTON, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Well-positioned to meet the surging demand for online certificates and micro-credentials, Cengage, an education and technology company, today announced plans to expand its Online Skills business. Through its current ed2go business, Cengage is already a recognized leading provider of online instructor-facilitated courses and career training programs for the adult continuing education and training markets. Leveraging its portfolio of globally recognized content and deep understanding of the digital learning experience, Cengage aims to build on current success and greatly broaden its offering in this rapidly growing segment.

“At Cengage, our mission has always been to meet students where they are and ensure they have access to affordable, high-quality learning materials that can help them succeed,” said Michael E. Hansen, CEO, Cengage. “The need for continued career training and reskilling as individuals progress in their career is becoming essential for advancement. We see this

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K12 Education Technology Market Trends 2020 | Development, Investment Opportunities, Size, Share, Revenue, Demand and Forecast to 2025

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TDSB turns to supply teachers for online classes as e-learning demand surges

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“Given the reality that we’re facing right now and the changing information over the summer, we could not begin that as early as we had hoped, so the timelines have been quite tight, and then over the weekend it became abundantly clear that the numbers just weren’t adding up.”

The newly hired teachers can’t immediately start their classes since — they need to be trained to use the board’s online learning platform, among other things, he said.

The TDSB announced Monday it was again delaying the start of some virtual elementary classes as more students signed up for online learning.

It said while the online courses were set to begin Tuesday, some classes had not yet been assigned a teacher.

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Students with no teacher assigned were expected to start off with independent learning.

The board said 60,000 students

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TDSB postpones start of some online classes as e-learning demand surges

Canada’s largest school board is once again delaying the start of some of its virtual elementary classes as it tries to keep up with growing demand for online learning.

The Toronto District School Board says 60,000 elementary school students have now signed up for online classes amid rising COVID-19 case numbers, and it originally intended them all to begin their studies on Tuesday.

But the board now says it hasn’t been able to assign staff to all classes, meaning some students will have to wait to begin school until they have a teacher in place.

“We have around 500 teachers [that] still have to be hired so that we can have everyone up and running,” said TDSB spokesperson Ryan Bird. 

The TDSB says parents and students will have to log on to its online learning portal on Tuesday morning to find out if their lessons can get underway on schedule.

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COVID-19: Smart Education Market (2020-2024)- Roadmap for Recovery | Demand of Smart Education Solution to Boost the Market Growth | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technavio has been monitoring the smart education market and it is poised to grow by USD 117.71 bn during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of almost 19% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various industries, the immediate impact of the outbreak is varied. While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others will continue to remain unscathed and show promising growth opportunities. Technavio’s in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis. Download a Free Sample Report on COVID-19 Impacts

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