July 5, 2019 | Volume 50, Number 14

EM Exclusive: Testing, OER—even Phonics—Fuel K-12 Industry Competition

One of the biggest drivers of market change for providers of K-12 instructional materials is the disruption in the testing industry, as states continue to change their testing ...

Wiley Adds STEM Platform with $56M Zyante Acquisition

John Wiley & Sons (Hoboken, NJ) on July 1 closed on its acquisition of Zyante (Los Gatos, CA), which provides computer science and STEM education courseware via its interactive ...

Barnes & Noble Education Looks Ahead to Digital Student Solutions Growth in Fiscal 2020

Barnes & Noble Education (Basking Ridge, NJ) finished its fiscal 2019, ended April 30, with revenue down 7.7%, an operating loss of $27.7 million (improved from fiscal 2018), and ...

Selected Chegg Services at a Glance, Q1 2019…

Chegg Services—22 million subscribers, up 31%.Chegg Study (homework help) content views—200 million, up 27%.Chegg Study has 36,000 textbook ISBNs in its database.Chegg Study has a ...

ETS Sponsors New Accelerator at LearnLaunch

One year ago, ETS (Princeton, NJ) began supporting LearnLaunch Accelerator (Boston), helping to expand the ed-tech ecosystem with funding and mentoring support. After a year of ...

States, Companies Maneuver in Changing Testing Arena

Assessment companies and states continued in June to adjust business plans and testing schedules as states also continued to make changes to their K-12 assessment policies.ACT (Iowa ...

Literacy Education Gets Several New Programs

Publishers are releasing new programs for literacy education, mostly in the K-8 segment, adding new approaches to boosting students’ reading skills and understanding. Among some of ...

People Briefs, July 5, 2019

Blackboard (Washington, DC) in June named the company’s chief legal officer and general counsel Stuart Kupinsky as interim chief financial officer, succeeding Rick Essex, who ...

Partnerships & Acquisitions, July 5, 2019

Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment English (UK), which together provide official preparation materials for Cambridge English Qualifications and International English ...

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