September 29, 2017 | Volume 48, Number 19

The Affordable Textbook Act is Reintroduced

Conjuring up Jack Nicholson in “The Shining” or repetitive efforts to repeal The Affordable Care Act, The Affordable College Textbook Act was re-introduced September 26 in Congress ...

2U Gains Capital, Executives and University Partners

Higher education online program platform and management services provider 2U (Lanham, MD) in August and September gained new working capital, new leadership and new university ...

Scholastic Focuses on Core Literacy Instruction

As Scholastic (New York) moves toward its 100th anniversary in October 2020, the company is refocusing its Education business on core literacy instruction.Literacy has always been at ...

Texas Powers 112% Revenue Growth at Goodheart-Willcox

Revenue at Goodheart-Willcox (Tinley Park, IL) shot up 112% to $17.7 million in the company’s fiscal first quarter, ended July 31.Operating profit increased even more, up 250.4% to ...

Closings, Mergers and Executive Changes at For-Profit Career Colleges

While the U.S. Department of Education is intent on rolling back some of the regulations affecting for-profit career colleges, the institutions themselves appear to be continuing plans ...

Lingo Media and Schoold Work on Final Stages of Merger

English-language learning technologies and solutions provider Lingo Media (Toronto, ON) is in the final stages of completing its merger with Schoold (San Francisco), a mobile messaging ...

News Briefs 9/29/2017

The Colorado Community College System in September renewed its contract with D2L (Waterloo, ON, Canada) to use D2L’s Brightspace platform to facilitate blended and online learning ...

People 9/29/2017

William H. Sadlier (New York), a PreK-12 publisher of print and digital educational materials public and private schools and catechetical materials for Catholic schools, continued a ...

Partnerships & Acquisitions 9/29/2017

Kaplan Test Prep (New York), as of late August, became the exclusive test prep partner for student services platform provider Chegg (Santa Clara, CA). Kaplan’s comprehensive prep ...

In the Schools 9/29/2017

The Cabell County (Huntington, WV) Board of Education in September approved a $75,200 contract with EL Education (New York) to continue the implementation of the Expeditionary Learning ...

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