As community colleges in West Virginia are facing budget cuts of nearly 8 percent this year, one school is turning to the education and publishing giant Pearson for help in lowering costs and transitioning its courses online, the company announced this week.

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The partnership between Pearson and West Virginia University at Parkersburg, which offers community college programs and bachelor’s degrees, will transition all of the college’s online degree programs onto Pearson’s learning management system, called OpenClass.

Such a partnership would likely...

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