February 2, 2018 | Volume 49, Number 3

2018 Higher Ed Outlook: OER, Inclusive Access Rise in Higher Ed Market

In 2017, the governors of the Florida State University System approved a plan costing $656,000 to develop a catalog of low-cost digital course materials. The catalog will list digital ...

AL Schools Take up Adoptions in the Arts and World Languages

Schools in Alabama this spring begin purchasing instructional materials in K-12 arts education and world languages. The state Board of Education in December approved titles from four ...

Pearson Goes out to Eat with Education Offering to Restaurant Business

Pearson (London/New York) in January teamed up with casual dining restaurant operator Brinker International to launch a comprehensive educational program, Best You EDU for ...

D.C. Schools Seek New Science Test; Feds Seek Innovative Test Plans

Washington, D.C.’s state superintendent of education Hanseul Kang in January terminated the district’s $370,712 contract with WestEd (San Francisco), the developer of the science ...

EM’s Top 10 Higher Education Stories of 2017

The following stories in EM about the higher education market in 2017 were led by the efforts of publishers to grapple with the changing market dynamics, beginning with the rise of ...

State Funding for Higher Education Inched up 1.6% in Fiscal 2018

State funding for higher education nationwide inched up a mere 1.6% to $88.17 billion in fiscal 2018, ending June 30, 2018 in most states, from the previous year, according to the ...

News Briefs 2/2/2018

Delaware Technical Community College in January said it will implement the Brightspace learning management system from D2L (Waterloo, ON, Canada) for more than 14,000 students across ...

Partnerships & Acquisitions 2/2/2018

Blackboard (Washington, DC) in January began collaborating with etextbook platform provider VitalSource ((Raleigh, NC) to incorporate access to VitalSource’s Inclusive Access model ...

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