June 21, 2019 | Volume 50, Number 13

Wiley Reorganizes Businesses for Future Growth

As John Wiley & Sons (Hoboken, NJ) begins its new fiscal year, the company has reorganized its reporting segments to reflect its strategic focus areas, incorporating its two recent ...

Wiley’s Napack on Cengage/McGraw-Hill Education Merger

“This merger has been anticipated for a very long time,” John Wiley & Sons (Hoboken, NJ) president and CEO Brian Napack said in June about the pending merger of Cengage ...

AAP Opposes New Tariffs for China on Books

The Association of American Publishers led the book industry’s opposition to Trump administration’s proposed imposition of 25% tariffs on $300 billion worth of goods—including ...

States Change Test Vendors, Approaches to Assessment

Large-scale, high-stakes standardized tests have fallen out of favor, largely from exhaustion and frustration resulting from the intense focus on testing during the No Child Left ...

New Tool for Differentiated Instruction

Not-for-profit organizations Khan Academy (Mountain View, CA) and NWEA (Portland, OR) in June formed a partnership to jointly develop and market MAP Accelerator, a classroom tool ...

Else-Mitchell and HMH Part Ways

Rose Else-Mitchell, executive vice president and chief learning officer at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Boston), will leave the company effective June 28, 2019.Else-Mitchell joined ...

Goodheart-Willcox Adjusts to Market Changes

CTE and health publisher Goodheart-Willcox generated $4.4 million in its fiscal fourth quarter, ended April 30, up 15.1%, and $29.3 million in the full fiscal year, down 28.9%, ...

What to Exempt

The Association of American Publishers specifically seeks to remove impending tariffs from the following items, which are listed by their tariff codes:4901.10.00 Printed books, ...

News Briefs, June 21, 2019

Texas State University is in the process of replacing its TRACS learning management system, operated through the free Sakai software platform, with Canvas from Instructure (Salt Lake ...

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