May 7, 2012 | Volume 43, Number 10

Discovery Launches in Community Colleges

Discovery Education (Silver Spring, Md.), known for its digital streaming media services in K-12, is moving into the community college segment with the launch of Discovery Education ...

McGraw Hill Pushes On Toward Ed Spin-Off

McGraw-Hill Cos. (New York) continues to move toward spinning off its Education division as a stand-alone public company, but the option of a sale remains a possibility. “It’s very ...

Technology Spread Disrupts Provision of Curriculum Content

Technology is expanding its presence in the classroom with growing implications for providers of curriculum and content, software and devices. In its new report K-12 Technology Tools ...

Rule-Making in Texas Cements Adoption Changes

The Texas state Board of Education in April put its stamp on the revision of the state’s K-12 instructional materials adoption process when it gave final approval to rules ...

New Barnes & Noble/Microsoft Enterprise Needs a Name: Bing-Go?

Barnes & Noble (New York) and Microsoft (Redmond, Wash.) are starting May with a newly unveiled strategic partnership aimed at accelerating the transition to ereading and the ...

B&N Also Teams Up with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Education publishers long have said they want their instructional materials to be device agnostic, workable on any device. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Boston), which stood up as one of ...

College Courier's Q2 Is Soft; Outlook Is Stronger

Book manufacturer and specialty publisher Courier Corp. (North Chelmsford, Mass.) is projecting revenue growth in fiscal 2012, ended Sept.30, up 5% to 9% over fiscal 2011. While the ...

Digital a Plus for Pearson

Pearson (London and New York) said in April it grew sales 11% at constant exchange rates to ₤1.16 billion in the first quarter, or an underlying growth of 3% and a headline growth ...

Financial Briefs...

Blackboard (Washington, D.C.) is proposing to raise $60 million to help finance its acquisitions of Moodlerooms (Baltimore) and NetSpot (Adelaide, Australia) through an incremental ...

Around the Schools...

The Sierra Sands unified school district (Ridgecrest, Calif.) in April approved the adoption of new textbooks: Splash from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Boston) for transitional ...

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