March 16, 2018 | Volume 49, Number 6

Scholastic Adds Edge to the Digital Literacy Pantheon

Scholastic (New York) in March officially launched its new intervention literacy product Scholastic Edge, once again ramping up the competition in elementary-school literacy ...

Reducing the Cost of College Course Materials

Higher education publishers and distributors are ramping up their efforts to change the way college students acquire and access course materials, increasingly with the support of ...

U.S. Textbooks Weather Trade Imbalance in 2017—Imports Rise; Exports Drop 9.9%

The value of textbooks exported to foreign markets reached $436.5 million in 2017, down 9.9% from 2016. Though publishers touted their successes in individual global markets, success ...

B&N Ed Adjusts to Lower Textbook Pricing

Barnes & Noble Education (Basking Ridge, NJ) is riding the volatility in the college course materials market that is lowering prices and driving uptake in digital ...

Wiley Education Publishing Continues Decline

Education publishing/workflow revenue at John Wiley & Sons (Hoboken, NJ) declined 5.4% to $69.9 million in the company’s fiscal third quarter, ended January 31, and was down 7.7% ...

News Briefs 3/16/2018

Plagiarism solutions provider Turnitin (Oakland, CA) in March signed an agreement with W. W. Norton (New York) to add academic textbook content published by Norton to the Turnitin ...

Partnerships & Acquisitions 3/16/2018

Asteria Education in March acquired nearly all of the assets of test-preparation provider ECS Learning Systems (San Antonio) and its Novel Units, LLC to provide a platform for national ...

Financial Briefs 3/16/2018

Smartcare (Las Vegas), a provider of cloud-based process-management solutions for child care centers, in March completed a $6 million growth equity round led by investment management ...

People Briefs 3/16/2018

Career Education Corporation (Schaumberg, IL) in March named Ashish Ghia senior vice president and chief financial officer. Ghia, who joined CEC in 2008, has served as interim CFO ...

In the Schools 3/16/2018

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in March is making $4.8 million available to school districts and charter schools in the state to provide additional K-3 literacy ...

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