July 19, 2019 | Volume 50, Number 15

BNED Fends Off Unwanted Suitor

While its former parent Barnes & Noble (New York) in June was sold to hedge fund Elliott Advisors in a $638 million transaction, Barnes & Noble Education (Basking Ridge, NJ) is ...

No More U.S. College Print Revisions at Pearson

In case you thought this was happening already: Pearson (London/New York) in July said future releases of its 1,500 active U.S. titles for the higher education market would be ...

Big Publishers Headline M&A Activity in the First Half of 2019

Merger and acquisition activity in the first half of 2019 was headlined by change in the largest traditional publishers and intriguing turns by some other content and services ...

Boosting Opportunities for Career Skills Training

The U.S. Department of Labor in June proposed new rules for an apprenticeship program and awarded $183.8 million in grants for new apprenticeship partnerships.The funding supports the ...

Gainful Employment Rule Is Repealed

It took almost three years, but U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at the end of June officially repealed a regulation known as gainful employment that had held ...

Study with Alexa

Amazon’s (Seattle) Alexa may turn on your TV or lights at home. Now it can turn on your audio textbook.Pearson (London/New York) in July released the Pearson Revel skill for Alexa. ...

People Briefs, July 19, 2019

The board of directors at Adtalem Global Education (Chicago) elected Lisa W. Wardell chairman of the board, effective July 16. Wardell will continue to serve as Adtalem’s president ...

Partnerships & Acquisitions, July 19, 2019

Learning platform provider D2L (Kitchener, ON, Canada) in July formed a strategic partnership with Aira (San Diego), a service that provides instant access to information to blind and ...

News Briefs, July 19, 2019

Taylor & Francis (England/New York) in July launched its Sustainable Development Goals Online platform, featuring an online library of over 12,000 articles and chapters and a ...

Financial Briefs, July 19, 2019

Degreed (San Francisco), the workforce learning and skill-tracking platform, in June raised $35 million in equity funding from existing investors Owl Ventures, Jump Capital, Signal ...

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