April 24, 2020 | Volume 51, Number 9

Higher Education Is Under Pressure

Amid concerns about the slow pace of getting federal aid to college campuses and the lack of specifics about how the nearly $14 billion in aid could be used, the U.S. Department of ...

Wiley Opens Resources and Adjusts Outlook

John Wiley & Sons (Hoboken, NJ) has put its resources to work for education and research as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic impact and made changes to its operations and fiscal ...

Pandemic Upends Testing Plans

Near the end of March, the U.S. Department of Education effectively canceled standardized testing for schoolchildren, saying it would waive testing requirements for states unable to ...

NWEA in AL; Istation in NC

The Alabama Department of Education in April approved the use NWEA’s (Portland, OR) MAP Suite for Early Learners to monitor reading and math progress in grades K-3. The suite ...

COVID-19 Changes Delivery of SAT, ACT and AP Exams

In March, The College Board (New York) cancelled that month’s administration of the SAT college admission exam, but the June administration was thought to remain a possibility. That ...

2U Previews Q1 Revenue Growth of 43.6%

Online program management and short-course provider 2U (Lanham, MD) in April said it expects to report total revenue in the first quarter increased 43.6% to $175.5 million. Earlier ...

Book Buybacks Disrupted

Along with the move of classes online and closed campus buildings this spring, reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic had disrupted another campus tradition for students and boookstores: ...

COVID-19 Coincides with OER Push on College Campuses

The first week in March was Open Education Week and institutions across the U.S. touted their initiatives at using or developing open educational resources to save students money. As ...

People Briefs, April 24, 2020

Workforce upskilling platform provider Degreed (Pleasanton, CA) in April named Janice Robinson Burns chief career experience officer, a new position. In this role, Burns focuses on ...

Financial Briefs, April 24, 2020

Digital learning platform provider BibliU (London, UK) in April secured $10 million in a Series A equity round led by Nesta Impact Investments, a European early stage ed-tech investor. ...

In the Schools, April 24, 2020

The Texas state Board of Education in April gave final approval to an elective African American studies course, which allows high schools in the state to begin offering the course as ...

News Briefs, April 24, 2020

Online tutoring and test-prep company Varsity Tutors (St. Louis, MO) at the beginning of April launched online Small Group Tutoring to enable families or classmates to form their own ...

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