April 28, 2017 | Volume 48, Number 9

Cohen Moves from MHE to University of Phoenix

Peter Cohen is on the move again. Four years after moving to McGraw-Hill Education (New York), where he serves as executive vice president, Cohen in April was tapped by the University ...

Kaplan to Sell Kaplan University to Purdue University

Kaplan (New York) has been selling off or closing its for-profit campuses operated by its Kaplan Higher Education for several years, mostly to other for-profit operators; but in April, ...

New Purdue/Kaplan University

Name: TBD, will include 'Purdue'Consists of seven schools and colleges that now comprise KUOffers 100 diploma, certificate programs through doctoral degreesExcludes Professional ...

EM Exclusive: Company Metrics on EM’s Performance Index Decline in 2016

Tough conditions in the K-12 and higher education markets that challenged publishers in 2015 continued to dog them in 2016.Particularly among the large traditional publishers ...

States Eye Changes in Tests for Schools

Replacing statewide student testing programs may not be as complex as replacing the Affordable Care Act, but ordering up new assessment systems for schools is far from an easy task for ...

10% Workforce Cuts at HMH to Save up to $80 Million

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Boston) in March told employees there would be job cuts as the company looked to reduce costs and simplify the business.In April, HMH put some numbers behind ...

Blackstone Leads Acquisition of Ascend Learning

Ascend Learning (Burlington, MA), a provider of educational content, software and analytic solutions primarily in healthcare fields, has switched private equity owners. Private ...

Penn-Milken Winners; LearnLaunch Cohort

The University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and the Milken Family Foundation in April announced the four winners of its venture stage education business plan ...

Financial Briefs 4/28/2017

Education startup Lumen Learning (Portland, OR), which offers collections of low-cost digital course materials based on open educational resources, in April secured $3.75 million from ...

News Briefs 4/28/2017

Editorial services provider Green Comma (Somerville, MA) in April launched PRISM, an OER series for the arts and humanities designed to spark interest in the arts and including ...

People 4/28/2017

Barnes & Noble Education (Basking Ridge, NJ) in April named Michael C. Miller chief legal officer and vice president of corporate affairs. Miller, who reports to B&N Education ...

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