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Sylvan Learning makes big push into China

Sylvan Learning makes big push into China

Sylvan Learning is making a big push into China, expecting to open more than 200 tutoring centers over the next decade.

The Baltimore-based education company, which operates more than 750 centers in the United States and nine other countries, is growing fastest internationally as it meets demand for tutoring, test-prep and STEM courses in English in places such as Vietnam. Sylvan currently operates three centers in Hong Kong, but none in mainland China.

The company has formed a partnership with franchisee Bo Jiang, the owner of a for-profit high school in Shanghai that specializes in an arts curriculum, Sylvan CEO John McAuliffe said Tuesday. The franchisee plans to begin...

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