June 18, 2012 | Volume 43, Number 13

Waterhouse Named President & CEO of McGraw-Hill Education

McGraw-Hill Cos. (New York) in June named Lloyd Waterhouse president and CEO of McGraw-Hill Education, capping an executive team that will lead the second-largest K-12 and college ...

California Bridge to CCSS Adoption Get Under Way

 Adoptions of instructional materials in California, suspended since 2009, are not set to resume until 2015-2016, which is past the start date for implementation of the new Common ...

Digital Transformation Advances, Although Slowly

There are likely few and far between in the K-12 school market and instructional materials industry who are not convinced that the digital transformation to a more blended ...

Adoption Process Unsettled in California, Texas and Florida

The prospects for ‘textbook’ adoptions continue to resonate in any discussion of instructional materials in the K-12 market. In the current climate, the message emerging from ...

Gale Offers Digital Supplements

Gale, the research and reference business of Cengage Learning (Stamford, Conn.) in May released Classroom in Context, a collection of digital resources to supplement school textbooks. ...

Instructure Continues Growth, Partners with McGraw-Hill Higher Education

In spring 2011, start-up Instructure  (Salt Lake City) was finding its legs after revising its business model in late 2010 from a commercial LMS provider to a provider of open ...

Reader Platforms Expand Capabilities

Etextbook platform providers Vital Source Technologies (Nashville) and Inkling (San Francisco) are expanding the capabilities they offer for readers of ebooks. Vital Source in June ...

Partnerships & Acquisitions...

The Cambium Learning Group (Dallas) in June forged an exclusive partnership with The Vallas Group to offer a new school turnaround model developed by Paul Vallas, leader of the Vallas ...

Financial Briefs

PreK-12 education and Catholic catechetical materials publisher William H. Sadlier (New York) generated $54.3 million in revenue in 2011, up 2.8% from 2010. Net income increased 14.2% ...

News Briefs...

Technology firm Wanderful (San Francisco) in June secured licensing rights to the Living Book titles from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Boston). The titles originated by Broderbund ...

Around the States...

The Arkansas state Board of education in June approved a teacher evaluation system that will go into effect in 2014-2015. The system, which applies to about 35,000 teachers, will use a ...

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