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The Pearson Think Tank website migration

think-tank-web-migration-image

Hi all,

 

Just to let you know that the best of Pearson Think Tank’s research material will be migrating to a new site called Open Ideas, as part of Pearson’s new Global Research team.

 

Policy Watch remains unchanged and will be going out in the normal way, from policywatch@pearson.com. You can continue to access Policy Watch here on the Pearson UK website, and sign up here.

 

On the 1st October, we will be:

 

To stay in touch on Twitter, please follow @SteveBesley and @juliecmcculloch for policy news, and to stay informed with research news please follow @Pearson_UK for UK specific work, and @pearson for all global research.

 

Many thanks,

Steve Besley                                                     Jacqueline Cheng

policywatch@pearson.com                 openideas@pearson.com

 

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