November 7, 2011 | Volume 42, Number 22

Market Toughens Up for Pearson

With state budgets under pressures, schools focused on moving to Common Core State Standards and college enrollment growth slowed, Pearson’s (London and New York) educational ...

Mobile Apps Use Grows on Campus

Senior college IT officers are bullish about the use of mobile apps for instruction, but consensus on the future of etextbooks on campus is more uncertain, according to the results of ...

Activity Improves in Q3 in Mergers and Acquisitions

If McGraw-Hill Education (New York) is plucked by a private equity firm when it is spun off from McGraw-Hill Cos. Within the next year, industry observers will be focused on the ...

Texas Helps Boost August PreK-12 IM Sales

Results from instructional materials in adoption states turned positive in August, with PreK-12 net sales up 11.3% to $336.5 million, according to the most recent monthly sales results ...

College IM Sales Grow Little in August

College publishers continued to struggle in August as campuses prepared for incoming fall students. While textbook net sales increased in August, net sales year-to-date remained in the ...

Pearson Acquires TQ Holdings

Pearson PLC (London) this month acquired TQ Holdings Ltd. (Derbyshire, U.K.), a private company that provides vocational and technical education and training services to governments, ...

Blackboard's Campus LMS Share Slips

As Blackboard (Washington, D.C.) was being sold to private equity firm Providence Equity Partners in a transaction valued at $1.64 billion and completed in October, universities and ...

People...

Gary McCullough, president and CEO of Career Education Corp. (Schaumburg, Ill.) on Nov. 1 resigned his position, and the board named Steven Lesnik, chairman of the board, as president ...

Partnerships & Acquisitions...

Pearson (London and New York) in November partnered with adaptive learning platform provider Knewton (New York) to have Knewton’s engine power Pearson’s digital content, including ...

Financial Briefs...

R.R. Donnelley & Sons (Chicago) in November signed a multi-year, multi-million contract with Highlights for Children (Columbus, Ohio) to produce the Highlights magazine and High ...

News Briefs...

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Boston) this fall is implementing a multifaceted personalized education solution for seven Worcester (Mass.) public schools that is based around the Pinpoint ...

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