March 13, 2020 | Volume 51, Number 6

Edtech Conferences - Cancellations

See below for a dynamic list of Edtech conferences and their status relating to COVID-19 cautionary measures. Source: ListEdTech. ...

McGraw-Hill Sees Digital Gains in 2019

At McGraw-Hill Education (New York), Higher Education segment revenue of $162.8 million in the fourth quarter increased 14.4%; revenue of $609.7 million in the full year decreased ...

MHE Changes Fiscal Year

As McGraw-Hill Education (New York) prepares for its (still pending) merger with Cengage (Boston), the company board of directors in November 2019 approved changing the company’s ...

A Brighter Note for Higher Education at Wiley

How often do you hear a CEO in the educational publishing industry cite the higher education business as a highlight of financial results? Brian Napack, president and CEO of John Wiley ...

Wiley Cuts WileyPLUS Pricing

Amid downward pricing pressure in the higher education market, John Wiley & Sons (Hoboken, NJ) said it is lowering prices for its online courseware platform, WileyPLUS. With ...

At B&N ED, It Is About the Future

Digital Student Services struck the one positive note in the fiscal third-quarter and nine-month financials at Barnes & Noble Education (Basking Ridge, NJ).DSS sales of $6.4 ...

Blackboard Agrees to Sell its Open LMS Business to LTG

Blackboard (Reston, VA) in March agreed to sell its Blackboard Open LMS business to Learning Technologies Group plc. (London). The transaction is anticipated to close early in the ...

Rising McGraw-Hill/Cengage Merger Concerns

As the original target date of March 30 for the merger of McGraw-Hill Education (New York) and Cengage (Boston) approaches, concerns about combining the second- and third-largest ...

Partnerships & Acquisitions, March 13, 2020

Laurel Springs School (West Chester, PA) and the Minerva Project (San Francisco) in February forged a strategic partnership that will bring Minerva’s pedagogy, curriculum and virtual ...

Financial Briefs, March 13, 2020

Acadeum (Austin, TX), formerly called College Consortium, in the first quarter raised $7 million in a Series A round led by Lumina Foundation. Rethink Education, LearnStart and ...

In the Schools, March 13, 2020

Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) in February said that tuition at the university’s flagship campus will hold at 2012 levels through 2021-2022, marking the ninth straight year ...

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