October 13, 2017 | Volume 48, Number 20

EM Exclusive: PreK-12 Instructional Materials Industry is Changing

The PreK-12 market landscape has been evolving for more than a decade. And, the educational publishing industry that serves it has been striving to change, too—always looking to be ...

Follett Enters School Book Fair Market

Follett Corp. (Westchester, IL) is in the business of providing educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 schools. This fall, Follett is entering a new distribution ...

Measured Progress and AIR Gain New State Test Contracts

Four states have awarded new high-stakes testing contracts in the last month. American Institutes for Research (Washington, DC) won three of the contracts; Measured Progress (Dover, ...

Cengage Invites Itself to the OER Party

Cengage (Boston) is staking its claim in open educational resources with the October launch of OpenNow, a suite of digital products with OER content.The idea is to help colleges, ...

Alabama Begins Final Review of Arts and Languages Materials

The Alabama state Board of Education in September officially received the recommendations for instructional materials in arts education and world languages. The board is expected to ...

Benchmark in LA and Other Adoption News

Benchmark Education (New Rochelle, NY) took the K-5 schools in Los Angeles by storm this year in the elementary adoption of English language arts programs.Almost all the elementary ...

Sample List of School Book Fair Providers

National:ScholasticFollett (starting regionally)The Reading Warehouse (no fairs out West)Educational Development Corp. (Usborne Books)Barnes & NobleRegional:Best Book Fairs (New ...

News Briefs 10/13/2017

With the fall semester under way, Amazon (Seattle) in October introduced a payment option for Prime Student of $5.49 a month, or 50% off Prime, after a six-month trial. This flexible ...

People 10/13/2017

Data solutions provider IO Education (Atlanta) in October named Cindy Yates chief revenue officer, Doug Mesecar senior vice president, corporate strategy, and Hardin Daniel, senior ...

Partnerships & Acquisitions 10/13/2017

Chamberlain University’s College of Nursing in October formed a partnership with ATI Nursing Education, a business of Ascend Learning (Burlington, MA), to foster student success by ...

Financial Briefs 10/13/2017

MidSchoolMath (Taos, NM) in September received a $750,000 National Science Foundation grant that will help the 8-year-old company fully deploy a comprehensive math curriculum that uses ...

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