January 31, 2020 | Volume 51, Number 3

Independent Booksellers Sue College Pubs over Inclusive Access

Back in fall 2017, McGraw-Hill Education (New York) formed a group to work with college and university administrations holistically on challenges they face, including helping to lower ...

NACS on the Sidelines

The National Association of College Stores (Oberlin, OH) is mentioned several times in the bookstore operators’ lawsuit and NACS wants to make clear that it objects to any reference ...

Florida Introduces BEST Guidelines for K-12 Schools

After a year-long review that included several public meetings, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in late January released proposed state Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking to guide ...

2019 Higher Ed Outlook: Change Continues to Describe the Higher Education Market and Industry

In 2019, it seemed that disruption in the higher education space accelerated. One of the biggest stories was the proposed merger of two of the largest traditional publishers of course ...

EM’s Top Higher Education Stories of 2019

The following eight top EM stories of 2019 reflect the significant changes in the course materials and services industry that serves the higher education market during the year. EM ...

Publishers Line Up for 2021 Texas PreK Adoption

The Texas Education Agency in January offered a sneak peek at its 2021 adoption for prekindergarten systems with the release of the lineup of companies that have indicated they want to ...

2021 Texas PreK Systems Adoption Submitting Publishers

Benchmark Education: English and Spanish prekindergartenChildren’s Learning Institute: English prekindergartenChildren’s Literacy Initiative: English prekindergartenEDUSPARK: ...

Williams Lands In Zurich

When Pearson (London/New York) announced earlier in January that chief financial officer Coram Williams planned to leave the company later this year to join another company, it was not ...

Smart Sparrow to Enhance Revel

Pearson (London/New York) in January acquired digital learning technology assets valued at $25 million from Smart Sparrow (Sydney, Australia). The technology was acquired to ...

Next Steps for Florida K-12 Standards

February: BEST to state Board of Education for approvalApril/May: Revise course descriptions, codesApril: Begin K-12 ELA Adoption process2020-2021: Begin K-12 ELA/Math ...

People Briefs, Jan. 31, 2020

Education provider Relias (Morrisville, NC), a Bertelsmann business, in January named Kay Krafft CEO, effective April 1. Krafft is CEO of the Bertelsmann Education Group, a position he ...

Financial Briefs, Jan. 31, 2020

Adjacent Academies (Seattle), a provider of a program to teach liberal arts college students credit-earning tech skills, in January closed a $2.1 million seed round led by Rethink ...

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