July 7, 2017 | Volume 48, Number 14

New Adoption Rules in Florida, Georgia and Texas

It is no secret that the formal instructional materials adoptions are fading, but laws enacted in three states—Florida, Georgia and Texas—are expanding the review and selection ...

Diverse Needs in Science Curriculum Materials

Nationwide, states are adopting new K-12 science standards—Next Generation Science Standards or an adaptation of them—and teachers, school districts and states are searching for ...

Wiley Publishing Revenue Spikes in Fiscal Q4

Revenue in the Publishing segment at John Wiley & Sons (Hoboken, NJ) increased 4.5% (or 7% at constant currency) to $153.7 million in the company’s fiscal fourth quarter, ended ...

2U Completes Acquisition of GetSmarter

Online course management provider 2U (Lanham, MD) in July completed the $103 million cash acquisition of GetSmarter (Cape Town, South Africa), a provider of online short courses to ...

CA Spending for Education Rises

California schools, community colleges and the state’s public university systems all benefit from the passage of the $183 billion 2017-2018 state budget signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in ...

EM Exclusive: Changing Approaches to Science and Social Studies

By Mitch Weisburgh, managing partner, Academic Business Advisors—In traditional education, the teacher lectures the class, students then read from their textbooks and complete ...

More Debate, Not Implementation, for Fed For-Profit Rules

With a start date looming July 1 for compliance with the Department of Education’s new gainful employment rules, the department in June pushed that date off for another year to July ...

News Briefs 7/7/2017

D2L (Kitchener, Ontario, Canada) in June was selected by CEIPA Business School (Medellin, Columbia ) to provide the Brightspace learning management system as the institution’s ...

People Briefs 7/7/2017

K-12 online/blended learning solutions provider Fuel Education (Herndon, VA) in June named Sean Ryan senior vice president and general manager. Ryan most recently was senior vice ...

Partnerships & Acquisitions 7/7/2017

The University of Kansas in June was chosen as one of 11 schools to participate in the 2017-2018 OpenStax (Houston) Institutional Partnership Program, a strategic partnership program ...

Financial Briefs 7/7/2017

Research firm Westat (Rockville, MD) in June was awarded a $7.05 million federal contract from the U.S. Department of Education to provide support services for an international early ...

In Schools 7/7/2017

Kansas City Public Schools in June selected Discovery Education’s (Silver Spring, MD) Science Techbook for use in all K-5 classrooms across the school system. Louisiana public ...

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