April 23, 2012 | Volume 43, Number 9

Early Florida Purchasing Points to Digital

As schools in Florida are purchasing K-12 social studies materials—most with a decided digital bent—two state task forces are getting under way on work to help state schools move ...

McGraw-Hill Education Repositions Itself for Digital Era

As McGraw-Hill Education (New York) prepares to go solo—spinning off from McGraw-Hill Cos.—the business of the second-largest educational publisher in the U.S. is changing, ...

Exclusive: Revenue Improved Slightly in 2011; Operating Income Did Not

In the changing and difficult education market in the U.S., K-12 and college publishers have reorganized and restructured, both to meet performance goals and to adapt to the changing ...

Etextbooks Get Bye in Apple Lawsuit

When the U.S. Department of Justice in April launched its competition-suppression lawsuit against five trade publishers in a move to provide more protection for consumers, textbook ...

Publishers Sue Start-Up; Wiley Case Heads to Supreme Court

In an ongoing battle against copyright infringement, three of the largest college publishers—Pearson (London and New York), Cengage Learning (Stamford, Conn.) and Macmillan Higher ...

CTB/McGraw-Hill Wins Test Item Development Bid

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium in April named CTB/McGraw-Hill to lead a team in developing nearly 10,000 test items as a first set for new Common Core assessments. States ...

People...

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in April named John Dragoon executive vice president and chief marketing officer, reporting to CEO Linda Zecher. Dragoon most recently was chief marketing ...

Financials Briefs...

Nebraska Book Co. parent NBC Acquisition Corp. (Lincoln, Neb.) in April won approval from U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the disclosure statement that is part of the its third amended plan ...

Partnerships & Acquisitions...

Educator professional development and training provider Atomic Learning (Little Falls, Minn.) in April was acquired by Boathouse Capital and Renovus Capital Partners from Granite ...

Around the States...

Minus the governor’s signature, a so-called “academic freedom” bill” became law in Tennessee in April. The law protects teachers from being disciplined if they challenge the ...

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