April 13, 2018 | Volume 49, Number 8

2018 Adoptions Could Be More Good News for Publishers

Miami-Dade schools spent more than $18 million on materials in the social studies adoption in Florida in 2017, the second-largest single district expenditure Simba Information, EM’s ...

New Mountain Learning Gets New Owner

K-12, higher education and career-learning publisher New Mountain Learning (St. Paul, MN) has gained new ownership. Private equity firm The Wicks Group (New York) sold the business to ...

College Course Materials Distribution Remains Volatile

When McGraw-Hill Education (New York) and VitalSource Technologies (Raleigh, NC) early in April announced an expanded distribution partnership, it was among the most recent in a spate ...

States Start Testing New Approaches to Student Testing

States in spring 2018 are continuing to enact changes in their K-12 school testing programs, partly because of leeway in testing provided by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act and ...

Pickrum Out at Cengage

Cengage (Boston) chief financial officer Michael Pickrum left the company March 16 to pursue other opportunities, according to a company report dated March 30.Pickrum was tapped as CFO ...

Nebraska Book, CRA Merge Tech Businesses into PrismRBS

Nebraska Book Co. (Lincoln, NE) and the Collegiate Retail Alliance (Plymouth Meeting, PA), the owner of RATEX Business Solutions, in March reached agreement to merge their respective ...

News Briefs 4/13/2018

K-12 instructional materials distributor Follett (Westchester, IL) has set up an advisory board to help K-12 school libraries make the transition from the Dewey Decimal System to a ...

Partnerships & Acquisitions 4/13/2018

The Glimpse Group (New York), which comprises multiple virtual reality and augmented reality software and services start-ups, in March acquired its 10th subsidiary, Early Adopter (New ...

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