Educational publisher Pearson announced on June 24 that it is partnering with an Indian education company and an internet tutoring firm as it increases its focus on the huge Indian market, the New York Times reports. Pearson is buying half of the vocational training business of Educomp Solutions, a New Delhi education company that creates software and training systems for 23,000 schools. Pearson also is buying a 17.2 percent stake in TutorVista, an online tutoring company that brings together Indian tutors and American students. Together, the deals are valued at $30 million, Pearson said, but the company did not provide


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