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Mark Denton for Project Literacy

New Project Literacy social media campaign rolls out

Project Literacy has been working with advertising legend Mark Denton on a series of images that bring to life some of the challenges faced by adults who struggle to read and write. The suite of eye-catching photographs taken by and Art Directed by M...

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Project Literacy Lab 2017

Project Literacy Lab Mentors and Ventures Confirmed

The next Project Literacy Lab will take place in New York and Connecticut from November 12-22 and will bring 13 world-class entrepreneurs for a 10-day accelerator programme. Over 50 mentors, including Kate James and Kevin Capitani and a select group ...

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Book Boost

Book Boost: Access for All Challenge Launched

Pearson continues its commitment to ensure that all learners with disabilities and special needs can access and benefit from products with the launch of Book Boost: Access for All Challenge in partnership with Project Literacy and All Children Readin...

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Project Literacy Lab

Project Literacy Lab - New Ventures Announced

Pearson and The Unreasonable Group are expanding the world’s first accelerator for entrepreneurs focused on closing the global literacy gap with a new cohort of 13 groundbreaking ventures from around the world. The Project Literacy Lab is part of the...

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FREE eBook and Reading Guide Available

FREE eBook and Reading Guide Available

Almost one billion adults worldwide do not have basic reading and writing skills. Please join us in helping rewrite their lives by reading and sharing the story, ‘A Little Chicken Named Pong-Pong.’ It’s a fresh retelling of the classic story ‘Chicken...

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Kate James Meets the Pool

Kate James Meets the Pool

Kate James, Chief Corporate Affairs and Global Marketing Officer at Pearson, was interviewed by Sam Baker, CEO of The Pool and the films of their discussions are available to view. These interviews took place at the Project Literacy Lab Summit, a ...

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Project Literacy Lab Entrepreneur Talks

Project Literacy Lab Entrepreneur Talks

In June, Pearson hosted the Project Literacy Lab Summit, a three-day event as part of a partnership with the Unreasonable Group to accelerate high-growth businesses dedicated to close the global literacy gap by 2030. Ten ventures, that are doing grou...

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Publication of new research on literacy levels sparks renewed interest

Project Literacy Attracts Global Attention at SXSW

Following the launch of research produced in association with the University of Massachusetts, Project Literacy has been the focus of media attention from around the world, after highlighting that human literacy levels have stalled since 2000, with...

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