July 31, 2020 | Volume 51, Number 16

Pearson Sees Growing Print to Digital Switch

Pearson’s (London/Hoboken, NJ) North American Courseware business, which accounts for about 25% of company revenue, generated $465 million in the first half of 2020, down 24.1% from ...

Support Grows for Capitalizing B in Black

News organizations have begun capitalizing the B in Black when referring to race. Some are capitalizing the W in White for the same reason.That shift is showing up among K-12 and ...

After Tough Spring, Scholastic Prepares for Slow Start to School Year

With schools closed, Scholastic (New York) lost $151.7 million in revenue from its school-based distribution channels in its fiscal fourth quarter, ended May 31 and is planning to cut ...

Scholastic’s Robinson on School Reopening

On July 23, when Scholastic (New York) chairman, president and CEO Richard Robinson discussed the company’s financial performance in fiscal 2020, ended May 31, he said he anticipated ...

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Launches HMH Anywhere

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Boston) in July launched HMH Anywhere, a digital platform and content solution that can adapt to wherever districts and schools are or will need to be this ...

Coming for the Fall

For back to school this fall, the emphasis is on products ready for remote learning and in-class settings. Among them are:Illustrative Mathematics (Tucson, AZ): a series of resources ...

Blackboard Expands Capabilities of the Blackboard Data Platform

Education platform and services provider Blackboard (Reston, VA) in July made available new solutions aimed at encouraging student success. One is the release of the Reporting Tier for ...

IA Helped Boost OUP Sales in U.S.

Oxford University Press (Oxford, England/New York) generated revenue of £844.9 million in fiscal 2020, ended March 31, positively flat at 0.3% growth over last year at constant ...

Partnerships & Acquisitions, July 31, 2020

The STEAM-focused Aldrin Family Foundation (Melbourne, FL) in July began partnering with education consultants Public Consulting Group (Boston) to integrate its Giant Mars/Moon Maps ...

In the Schools, July 31, 2020

New Jersey schools is incorporating climate change education in its K-12 public school curriculum beginning in the 2021-2022 school year. Guidelines were approved by the state Board of ...

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