January 19, 2018 | Volume 49, Number 2

2018 PreK-12 Outlook: Publishers Still Look for Clear Path through PreK-12 Thicket

To look back on 2017 and ahead to 2018 is to see an instructional materials industry struggling to come to grips with a PreK-12 market that no longer plays by conventional rules. The ...

Knewton Moves from Partner to Competitor in Higher Ed Market

Adaptive technology provider Knewton (New York) in January launched Alta, the company’s fully integrated adaptive learning courseware for higher education, moving the company from a ...

Pearson Previews Decline in No. America Ed Revenue in 2017

Total company underlying revenue declined 2% in 2017 at Pearson (London/New York), which the company in its January update described as in line with its nine-month performance. Pearson ...

Blackboard Makes Organizational Changes

Enterprise technology company Blackboard (Washington, DC) in January reorganized the structure of the company, forming two client-focused divisions: Global Client Operations & ...

Cengage Launches Subscription Model

Cengage (Boston) is pressing down on the accelerator when it comes to migrating to digital. With a goal of being 90% digital by 2019, Cengage plans to launch a subscription service for ...

EM’s Top PreK-12 Stories of 2017

The following top stories of 2017 in EM were led by leadership and business strategy changes, largely because of ongoing upheaval in the market, which produced stories that fill out ...

People Briefs 1/19/2018

Cengage (Boston) in January named Fernando Bleichmar chief product officer and named Todd Markson chief strategy officer, expanding their leadership roles following the launch of ...

Partnerships & Acquisitions 1/19/2018

Staff Development for Educators (Peterborough, NH) and Stenhouse Publishers (Portland, ME) in January are combining their professional development capabilities and relocating to ...

Financial Briefs 1/9/2018

The Danish Growth Fund in January made a $30 million investment in the Danish technology and learning company Area9 Lyceum to drive Area9’s development of personalized, adaptive ...

News Briefs 1/9/2018

School Specialty (Greenville, WI) in January launched its new schoolspecialty.com website and e-commerce platform. The company said the new website provides greater access to the depth ...

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