March 3, 2017 | Volume 48, Number 5

Pearson’s 2016 Was “Uniquely Challenging”

Pearson (London/New York) in its January trading update warned that 2016 had not been a good year for the company. The fuller picture of the year that came with the release of ...

HMH Will Invest and Evaluate in 2017

Education segment revenue at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Boston) declined 22.4% to $192.2 million in the fourth quarter and fell 3.5% to $1.2 billion in 2016. The segment’s operating ...

OneCampus Secures Toehold in Higher Ed Market

Despite company roots that go back to 2002, rSmart’s (Scottsdale, AZ) OneCampus is catching on as a next-generation cloud-based portal. “We’re much more like a little ...

B&N Education Buys MBS in Expansion Move

Barnes & Noble Education (Basking Ridge, NJ) has been aggressive in trying to harness the dynamics of the distribution of instructional materials in the higher education market ...

Distributors Join Publishers in Anti-Counterfeit Textbook Campaign

Ingram (Nashville, TN) and Chegg (Santa Clara, CA) in March teamed up with Cengage (Boston), McGraw-Hill Education (New York) and Pearson (London/New York) to adopt and implement a set ...

Changes Afoot in the K-12 Testing Arena

It’s rough out there in the K-12 testing landscape. So far in 2017, several states either have curtailed the amount of testing they ask of their students or are weighing options to ...

People Briefs

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Boston) in February named Brian Shipman senior vice president and head of Investor Relations. Most recently, Shipman investor relations programs for ...

Partnerships & Acquisitions

Digital learning materials platform provider VitalSource Technologies (Raleigh, NC), a business of Ingram Content Group (Nashville TN), this month is expected to complete its ...

Financial Briefs

Higher education teaching platform provider Top Hat (Toronto, Ontario, CA) in February raised U.S. $22.5 million in a Series C funding round led by Union Square Ventures and existing ...

News Briefs

Purdue University (Indiana) in February struck a partnership with England-based massive open online course provider FutureLearn to offer four FutureLearn courses—psychology ...

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