Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be named Senior Vice President and
work with school districts to implement the division's programs, as
well as review their integrity and effectiveness.
News Corporation's Education Division is focused on individualized,
technology-based content and learning opportunities that support world
class student and teacher performance, as well as digital assessment
tools for K-12 students in the United States that help eliminate the
achievement gap. News Corporation recently acquired Brooklyn-based
education technology company, Wireless Generation.
Said Joel Klein, CEO of News Corporation's Education Division, "Pete's
success running one of the largest schools systems in the United
States, combined with his commitment to educational innovation are the
perfect complement to our mission."
"I'm thrilled to join News Corporation, and to work with someone of
Joel's caliber, and the rest of his team, to transform the educational
system through digital technology and other means," said Dr. Gorman.
"News Corporation has a reputation for leading significant change
across many industries, and I look forward to what lies ahead for the
As Charlotte-Mecklenburg Superintendent for the past five years, Dr.
Gorman led one of the nation's largest school districts with more than
138,000 Pre-K through 12th grade students, 17,700 staff members and a
budget of more than $1.15 billion. This year, the school district has
been selected as one of four finalists for the Broad Prize for Urban
Education. Dr. Gorman has also served as Superintendent of the Tustin
(CA) Unified School District and as both Chief Information Officer and
Chief Operating Officer/Business and Finance of the Orange County
Public Schools in Orlando, Florida. He holds a Doctorate of Education
from the University of Central Florida and an MBA from Rollins College.
News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) had total assets
as of March 31, 2011 of approximately US$60 billion and total annual
revenues of approximately US$33 billion. News Corporation is a
diversified global media company with operations in six industry
segments: cable network programming; filmed entertainment; television;
direct broadcast satellite television; publishing; and other. The
activities of News Corporation are conducted principally in the United
States, Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, Asia and