January 17, 2020 | Volume 51, Number 2

Ed Industry Is in Flux as 2020 Begins

There is an unsettledness about the K-12 and higher education instructional materials industry reflecting the disruption in the school and college markets in the U.S.In schools, ...

Print Still Pressing on Pearson Results

U.S. Higher education revenue at Pearson (London/New York), which accounts for 24% of company revenue, decreased just under 12% in 2019 with prospects for continued decline in 2020, ...

Pearson Moving Forward

Pearson (London/New York), which made several changes as 2019 came to a close, including the announced pending retirement of chief executive John Fallon, continued in early January to ...

China Restricts Opportunities for Foreign Textbooks in Schools

While the U.S. market for instructional materials—particularly at the college level—has been problematic for publishers, international markets have their own idiosyncrasies. Most ...

eTextbook Option Added to Cengage Unlimited

Cengage (Boston) will offer an etextbook option in Cengage Unlimited that gives students access to more than 14,000 ebooks, study tools and more for $69.99 a semester, beginning in ...

New Name: Westchester Education Services

Reflecting the changing market demand and industry needs, Westchester K-12 Publishing Services (Dayton, OH) in January changed its name to Westchester Education Services. A division of ...

Skills, Assessment Headline Early 2020 Acquisitions

EM tracked 13 acquisitions and mergers in the first half of 2019 and another 10 in the second half of the year. As 2020 gets under way, there have been two more acquisitions and the ...

People Briefs, Jan. 17, 2020

Higher education software and services provider Ellucian (Reston, VA) in January named Stephen Laster as chief product officer. As CPO, Laster joins Ellucian’s executive team to lead ...

Financial Briefs, Jan. 17, 2020

Professional learning provider Better Lesson (Cambridge, MA) in December raised $2 million from four investors, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange ...

News Briefs, Jan. 17, 2020

John Wiley & Sons (Hoboken, NJ) in January launched Knewton Alta Calculus, a fully-digital, mastery-based adaptive learning product. Built on Knewton Alta, this is the first new ...

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