January 3, 2020 | Volume 51, Number 1

Scholastic Education Revenue Decreases in Fiscal Q2

Scholastic’s (New York) strength is in children’s trade publishing. While that business grew 8% in the company’s second quarter, ended November 30, performance in Book Clubs and ...

Pearson’s Year of Change: 2019

Pearson (London/New York) decided to exit 2019 in a rush of activity that capped a year of tumult for the company. In quick succession during the last month of the year, Pearson:Agreed ...

Career Colleges Firm up Efforts for Continued Growth

Career college operators are continuing to try to transition their business operations to bring back the success they experienced a decade ago but without the accompanying criticism of ...

G-W Builds Catalog in Trough Year

Goodheart-Willcox (Tinley Park, IL) generated $8.3 million in revenue in the company’s fiscal second quarter ended October 31, down 5.7%, and revenue of $18.5 million in the ...

Australia Weighs in on Cengage/MHE Merger Plans

Cengage (Boston) and McGraw-Hill Education (New York) anticipate approval by the end of the first quarter 2020 of their plan to merge, but in December 2019, the Australian Competition ...

Stay Lifted in NC Test Dispute, For Now

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in December 2019 was granted a Temporary Restraining Order that allows North Carolina public schools to continue using the Istation ...

Scholastic Expands Book Fair Business

Acknowledging a more competitive market in school book fairs, even as its own business continues to improve, Scholastic (New York) in December said its wholly-owned subsidiary ...

Leadership Changes at Macmillan Learning and HMH

Among leadership changes in December 2019 were:Macmillan Learning (New York) CEO Ken Michaels in December resigned, leaving the company after serving as CEO since April 2015, following ...

Partnerships & Acquisitions, Jan. 3, 2020

Global learning technology provider D2L (Toronto, ON) in December made a multi-year commitment to the Empirical Educator Project, which aims to improve higher education teaching and ...

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