February 14, 2020 | Volume 51, Number 4

Chegg Surpasses Expectations in 2019

Amid the struggles of so many companies in the higher education industry, Chegg (Santa Clara, CA) offers an enviable antidote. You can almost hear Frank Sinatra crooning “It was a ...

BNED Shakes up Executive Roster

Barnes & Noble Education (Basking Ridge, NJ), which in December initiated a strategic review of the company, also is shaking up its executive suite. In February BNED said one of ...

2020 K-12 Education Outlook: Renewed Literacy Focus Expected for K-12 in 2020

It has been two decades since George W. Bush campaigned as the education president. President Trump’s State of the Union address this year and his proposed fiscal 2021 Federal budget ...

EM’s Top K-12 Education Stories of 2019

The following nine EM stories of 2019 reflect significant changes in the school market and the instructional materials and services industry that serves the market during the year. EM ...

XanEdu Recapitalizes, Strengthens OpenStax Partnership

XanEdu (Ann Arbor, MI), which built its custom course material business on providing course packs to college students, at the end of January was recapitalized with an investment by ...

With Revenue up, 2U Plans to Work on Profit in 2020

Online program management firm 2U (Lanham, MD) generated $163.2 million in revenue in the fourth quarter 2019, up 41.8%, and $574.7 million in the full year, up 39.6%, compared to the ...

OPMS Under Scrutiny

In late January, Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, contacted 2U and four other firms—Academic Partnerships (Dallas), Bisk Education (Tampa, FL), Pearson ...

Kendall Hunt Acquires Paradigm

Kendall Hunt Publishing Company (Dubuque, IA) in February completed its acquisition of Paradigm Education Solutions (Minneapolis) from Carnegie Learning (Pittsburgh), completing a ...

News Briefs, Feb. 14, 2020

The U.S Department of Defense in February awarded a $4.6 million contract for a preschool comprehensive curriculum and aligned digital portfolio and assessment system to Teaching ...

Partnerships & Acquisitions, Feb. 14, 2020

Strategic planning and marketing firm MMS Education (Langhorne, PA) and digital marketing agency Digital Brand Expressions (Princeton, NJ) in February formed a collaboration to deliver ...

In the Schools, Feb. 14, 2020

The West Virginia House of Delegates in late January approved amending the state code to require cursive writing be taught in grades 3-5 in all schools in the state. Currently cursive ...

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