June 22, 2018 | Volume 49, Number 13

Cengage Expands its K-12 Footprint

A year ago, Cengage (Boston) forged an exclusive distribution partnership with Big Ideas Learning (Erie, PA) under which Cengage will market and distribute Big Ideas Math programs to ...

Vista Higher Learning Grows with Santillana USA Acquisition

World language publisher Vista Higher Learning (Boston) in June acquired Santillana USA’s (Miami) operations, expanding its reach in K-12 schools.“Santillana is a perfect partner ...

B&N Education Banks on Direct to Student Services

If Amazon (Seattle) and Chegg (Santa Clara, CA) disrupted the textbook distribution model of campus bookstores, Barnes & Noble Education (Basking Ridge, NJ) is determined to ...

Changing College Bookstore Landscape

Barnes & Noble Education (Basking Ridge, NJ) is seeing tougher competition in the campus store business, with more operators, more operators bidding and more aggressive ...

Continued Investment Ahead for Education at Wiley

John Wiley & Sons (Hoboken, NJ) outperformed expectations, but “revenue growth remains an issue,” president and CEO Brian Napack said in June, when discussing the company’s ...

Goodheart-Willcox Had a Very Good Year in Fiscal 2018

John Flanagan, chairman, president and CEO of Goodheart-Willcox (Tinley Park, IL), managed to get “extraordinary,” “strategic,” and “carefully” all in the same sentence ...

News Briefs, June 22, 2018

The U.S. Department of Education in June postponed the gainful-employment disclosures until July 2019. The disclosures—data about degree- and certificate-vocational programs’ ...

People Briefs, June 22, 2018

K-6 curriculum materials provider Studies Weekly (Orem, UT) in May named John McCurdy CEO, succeeding Ed Rickers, who is retiring. With 29 years in the technology industry, McCurdy ...

Partnerships & Acquisitions, June 22, 2018

Content development firm SPi Global (Manila, Philippines) in June completed the acquisition of Scope e-Knowledge Center (Chennai and Salem, India), a leading provider of specialized ...

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