May 24, 2019 | Volume 50, Number 11

HMH Looks Past Q1 to Adoption-Driven Revenue Growth

The first quarter typically is a slow one for K-12 educational publishers. But the first quarter of 2019 proved even slower than in 2018 at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Boston) where ...

Course Materials Continue to Evolve

Trying to improve student outcomes by developing new types of course materials is an ongoing endeavor that this spring produced at least three developments.Carnegie Mellon University ...

EM Exclusive: 2019 Instructional Materials Adoptions Season Gets Under Way

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in January not only disrupted publishers’ sales strategies and revenue forecasts for 2019 when he called a halt to the 2019 K-12 math adoption, the governor ...

School Specialty Adjusts to More Competitive Science Market

In March, when School Specialty (Greenville, WI) reported 2018 financial results, company management was looking for a sharp rebound in performance in 2019 and 2020.Companywide, ...

2U Adjusts to Growing Pains

Online graduate program provider 2U (Lanham, MD) generated strong revenue growth in the first quarter, up 32.4%, and strong full-course graduate enrollment, up 32.7%.While company ...

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Introduces Math in Focus ©2020 for K-8

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Boston) was ready for the Florida 2019 K-12 math adoption even if Florida decided it was not ready for HMH or any other math publisher. Publishers had ...

iveristy Espresso Courses: A Gulp of Knowledge on the Go

Springer Nature’s (Germany/New York) online learning platform iversity in May expanded its product portfolio with a new format called Espresso Courses. These short courses focused on ...

Partnerships & Acquisitions, May 24, 2019

Adtalem Global Education (Downers Grove, IL) in May signed a strategic alliance agreement with Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business to apply artificial ...

Financial Briefs, May 24, 2019

Artificial intelligence platform provider company Prowler.io (Cambridge, England) has been valued at $100 million following a funding round in May involving a group of investors that ...

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