Pearson, Imagine America Foundation Launch STUDENT SUCCESS ZONE Website for Private Sector College Students

New college and career readiness site includes financial literacy and study skills content for high school, adult, and military students

BOSTON — March 13, 2012 — Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, and the Imagine America Foundation (IAF), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing scholarships for education, research and training for the career college sector, today announced the launch of STUDENT SUCCESS ZONE, a college and career readiness website designed to support private sector college students’ success in higher education and the workplace. The new website offers basic tips, assessments, videos and activities at no cost to students, on topics including life balance, study skills, financial literacy and professionalism.

The information portal was created to serve as a comprehensive online resource to keep students motivated to complete their education while sharpening skills necessary for success as they transition to the workplace.

“The STUDENT SUCCESS ZONE site reinforces our mission of helping students succeed on their journey from the classroom to the workforce,” said Robert L. Martin, President of the Imagine America Foundation. “Pearson’s expertise and commitment to career colleges, coupled with its high quality content for this sector, made the company an ideal partner for this initiative. We are excited to launch the site and contribute this valuable resource to the private sector community.”

“Pearson Learning Solutions and the Imagine America Foundation have joined efforts to positively impact the students we serve,” said Don Kilburn, Vice Chairman of Pearson Higher Education and CEO of Pearson Learning Solutions. “By offering this vital tool, we strive to guide their success from high school all the way through their working years.”

Pearson is a supporter of the IAF’s 21st Century Workforce Fund, an initiative to conduct research that elevates the public’s understanding of the vital role of career colleges and their students nationwide.

To learn more about the STUDENT SUCCESS ZONE, visit www.pearsoncustom.com/imagineamerica.

About the Imagine America Foundation
The Imagine America Foundation (IAF), established in 1982, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing scholarships for education, research and training support for the career college sector. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided over $50 million in scholarship and award support for graduating high school seniors, adult learners and U.S. military personnel attending career colleges nationwide through its award-winning Imagine America® programs. The Foundation also publishes vital research publications for the higher education sector, honors achievement in career education and offers faculty development training. For more information about the Imagine America Foundation’s programs, please visit http://www.imagine-america.org.

About Pearson
Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, has global reach and market-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing (NYSE: PSO).

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