October 12, 2018 | Volume 49, Number 20

Wiley Expands OPM Offerings with Learning House Acquisition

John Wiley & Sons (Hoboken, NJ) in October signed a definitive agreement to acquire Learning House (Louisville, KY), a diversified education services provider, from Weld North ...

K-8 Math Programs Adopted in North Carolina

The North Carolina state Board of Education in October approved 23 titles from three publishers for the state’s math adoption in grades K-8.The state, which has about 1.6 million ...

Changes in Business Strategies Take Hold in For-Profit Career College Industry

In the first half of 2018 and into the summer months, the for-profit career college landscape has been abuzz with activity.Enrollment growth? Not so much. Financial performance ...

New Roles

New business strategies at some of the career college operators are creating new management positions. Among recent appointments are:Grand Canyon Education (Phoenix) in September named ...

HMH Completes $140 Million Sale of Its Testing Business

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Boston) in October completed the divestiture of its Riverside clinical and standardized testing business to private equity firm Alpine Investors in a $140 ...

Successful and Unsuccessful State Testing Changes

At opposite ends of the country—in California and New Hampshire—and in different ways, states are taking different tacks in how to provide assessment of student ...

Summer was Good Start for Scholastic’s Fiscal Year

Scholastic (New York) began its fiscal 2019 with a small but positive first quarter, ended August 31, generating $218.4 million in revenue, up 15.4% from the same period last year. ...

Learning House at a Glance

Solutions: online program management, enterprise learning solutions, The Software Guild, Learning House International, Advancement courses.Founded 2011400+ employeesTodd Zipper, ...

News Briefs Oct. 12, 2018

Foundations in Learning (Coralville, IA) in September released the Iowa Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (iASK), a digital diagnostic and screening tool used to identify specific ...

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