Pearson Equella Contract for NC Community Colleges: $35,284,419

PearsonI received the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) back on the Pearson Equella Contract with the NC Community Colleges System.

The contract takes advantage of some Race To The Top Funds.

The signed MOU includes language for “K-14” storage of “educational content and resources” through the creation of the “Learning Object Repository” or LOR.  From what the MOU says, it looks like LOR is an upgrade or enhancement of the existing Pearson Equella “NCLOR“.

NCLOR has its own site “Explore The LOR“.
Mission Statement: “The mission of the NCLOR is to provide a centralized location for the acquisition, collection, sharing, and management of quality learning resources for all teachers in North Carolina.”

A few of the document highlights:

Just for reference, according to page 36 of the State Board of Education’s large contract list, the total cost of these contracts came out to be $35,284,419.39.
Broken out:

  • $18,832,611.39 State
  • $16,451,808.00 Federal (Race To The Top?)



About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a reporter currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_ Tips:
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2 Responses to Pearson Equella Contract for NC Community Colleges: $35,284,419

  1. Pingback: Pearson Equella Contract for NC Community Colleges: $35,284,419 | Time To Replace Myself

  2. mooregrits says:

    More evidence to help get the message CCSS is beyond high school. THANKS!


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