April 18, 2014 | Volume 45, Number 8

XanEdu/SharedBook Merger Cap M&A Activity in Q1 2014

Custom course material/coursepack provider XanEdu (Ann Arbor, MI) and SharedBook (New York), the parent of custom-textbook creation platform provider AcademicPub are expected to ...

Desire2Learn Seizes Internet2 NET+ Opportunity

Enterprise elearning solutions provider Desire2Learn (Kitchener, ON, Canada) is seizing opportunities to increase its penetration in the higher education market, where demand for ...

EM Exclusive: Operating Income Growth Remains Hard to Achieve

Combined, the financial results of the 11 companies on the 2013 EM Performance Index reflect an education market that was contradictory—showing signs of stabilizing and yet remaining ...

Adoption States Policy Updates

The Texas State Board of Education on April 11 broadened its Proclamation 2016 call for new instructional materials adding Special Topics in Social Studies including, but not limited ...

G-W Plans Ahead with Title Revisions and New Products

Revenue at Goodheart-Willcox (Tinley Park, IL) of $3.7 million in the company’s fiscal third quarter, ended Jan. 31, declined 3.9% from the same period last year. Nine-month revenue ...

People …

Pearson (London and New York) in April named Giovanni Giovannelli the managing director for Brazil. Giovannelli was CEO of Grupo Multi, the largest private English-language school ...

Trunity Taps Consultants to Help Drive Growth

eLearning and etextbook platform provider Trunity (Portsmouth, NH) in April tapped management consultants Tim Lieto and Michael Welts of The WaveSense Group (Stratham, NH) to help move ...

Partnerships & Acquisitions …

Big Ideas Learning (Erie, PA), a Larson Text business, in March selected the new UNITY assessment solution from online assessment provider Pacific Metrics (Monterey, CA) to serve as ...

News Briefs …

Higher education online training and courseware provider MindEdge (Waltham, MA) in April added adaptive learning plug-ins for college courses. The plug-ins offer students diagnostic ...

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