June 23, 2017 | Volume 48, Number 13

Cengage, MHE and Pearson Sue Follett over Counterfeit Book Sales

The periodically uneasy relationship between college publishers and bookstore operators that has percolated for years boiled over in June with the three largest college publishers ...

WPS Stresses U.S. Edge in K-12 PrePub Business

A familiar name in pre-pub circles among trade and university press publishers—Westchester Publishing Services (Danbury, CT)—has moved into the PreK-12 market as a development ...

States Use 3rd-Grade Reading Tests as Door to 4th Grade

South Carolina schools in 2018 officially begin implementing a third-grade retention policy for students who do not pass a state reading test. The new rules will affect ...

Your Voice: CyberEDU—Education Cybersecurity Emerges as a Major Issue

Earlier this month, the Israel EdTech Summit surfaced an issue that the education industry has been slow to address: cybersecurity. ...

G-W Revenue Increased 16.8% in Fiscal 2017

Highlights of fiscal 2017 for Goodheart-Willcox (Tinley Park, IL) included preparations for expanding opportunities due to growing interest in CTE fields and successful CTE adoptions ...

Sonic Foundry Pulls Full-Year Guidance as Q2 Revenue Falls

Revenue at video lecture capture and streaming provider Sonic Foundry (Madison, WI) declined 10.9% to $8.6 million in the company’s fiscal second quarter, ended March 31, pulling ...

People Briefs 6/23/2017

Executive management changes effected in June at School Specialty (Greenville, WI) include: Ryan Bohr was named chief operating officer (formerly chief financial officer); Todd Shaw ...

Partnerships & Acquisitions 6/23/2017

Supplemental publisher Carson-Dellosa (Greensboro, NC) in June completed its acquisition of informational text and children’s books publisher Rourke Educational Media (Vero Beach, ...

News Briefs 6/23/2017

Chegg (Santa Clara, CA) and Cengage (Boston) in June teamed up to incorporate Chegg Tutors—a network of online, on-demand live tutors—in Cengage’s WebAssign, an online ...

Financial Briefs 6/23/2017

Continuing education program manager Trilogy Education Services (New York) in June raised $30 million in Series A funding from Highland Capital Partners with participation from Rethink ...

In Schools and Colleges 6/23/2017

The Texas Education Agency in June provided a new Commissioner’s List of approved prekindergarten and kindergarten assessment tools for public- and charter-school use. Administration ...

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