July 21, 2017 | Volume 48, Number 15

OpenStax Adds Own Homework Help to its Tool Box

Open-source college textbook publisher OpenStax (Houston) in July launched OpenStax Tutor, a web-based learning platform for individualized tutoring and homework that will be available ...

‘Tis the Season for Selection Instructional Materials

As the 2016-2017 school year came to a close, many school districts around the country finalized plans to implement new instructional materials in various subjects in fall 2017. Among ...

B&N Education Adjusts to Higher Ed Market Uncertainty; Roberts Resigns

Barnes & Noble Education (Basking Ridge, NJ) CEO Max Roberts in early July described higher education as “in the midst of significant change with increasing focus on student ...

EMC Expands Passport for More Growth

Three years ago, EMC School, a division of New Mountain Learning (Minneapolis), launched Passport, its digital learning environment for world languages. This summer, EMC is launching ...

Knewton Taps Adaptive Advocate Kibby as CEO

After a couple of years in the commercial transportation world, Brian Kibby returned to education in July when he was named CEO of adaptive learning technology provider Knewton (New ...

Bertelsmann Buys Nearly Half of Pearson’s Stake in PRH

In January and on the hunt for a better financial footing, Pearson (London/New York) said it would activate an exit from Penguin Random House and sell its 47% stake to co-owner ...

Nebraska Book and Verba Expand Partnership

Nebraska Book Company (Lincoln, NE) and Verba Software, a business of VitalSource Technologies (Raleigh, NC) that provides bookstore price-comparison and access tools, in July expanded ...

In the Schools 7/21/2017

With the new state budget, the Ohio state Legislature eliminated two tests for K-12 students, though the state schools superintendent had sought a larger reduction in student testing. ...

News Briefs 7/21/2017

Print and digital media solutions provider LSC Communications (Chicago), in July released its IntercepTag solution, which leverages the scale of LSC’s production and distribution ...

Partnerships & Acquisitions 7/21/2017

School Specialty (Greenville, WI) in July formed an exclusive partnership with OI, Inc. (Franklin, TN), a web-enhanced furniture and equipment solutions provider. School Specialty ...

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