October 11, 2019 | Volume 50, Number 20

Are College Course Materials Publishers Paying the Price for Changing Strategies?

Publishers of course materials for the higher education market in 2018 became aggressive in their changes to how they wanted to offer, market and sell those course materials after a ...

School Specialty Explores Strategic Options

The board of directors of School Specialty (Greenville, WI) in October began a formal process to explore and evaluate potential strategic alternatives for the company.   The move ...

Napack Outline Growth Trajectory for Wiley’s Education Business

Brian Napack, president and CEO of John Wiley & Sons (Hoboken, NJ) wants you to understand that though Wiley has struggled in recent years with transitional changes afflicting the ...

Video-Gaming, Science Tops at the Milken-Penn GSE Competition

A company that creates story-driven video games for autistic children and accompany that provides biomedical research training for students and teachers through a citizen science ...

U.S. Ed. Depart. Awards $4.3M in I&M CTE Grants

Nine education agencies, including the Wyoming state Education Department, in October became recipients of Innovation & Modernization Grants, a Perkins V program that funds career ...

Texas Plots Adoption Calendar through 2032

The Texas state Board of Education has approved a calendar for the adoption of instructional materials through 2032 and is slated to approve English language arts materials for grades ...

Financial Briefs, October 11, 2019

Kenzie Academy (Indianapolis), a job-focused technology training provider, in September announced $7.8 million Series A funding, led by ReThink Education. Other investors include ...

People, October 11, 2019

Blackboard (Washington, DC) in October named Edwin Scholte chief financial officer. Scholte is expected to join the company November 4 and will oversee all financial aspects of the ...

Partnerships & Acquisitions, October 11, 2019

Literacy and learning platform provider Capti (Buffalo, NY) in October joined the certified partner program of K-12 LMS platform provider Schoology (New York). Schoology mas made Capti ...

2019 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition Finalists

AdaptiveX: adaptive testing to improve student performance. www.adaptivex.io/ Arludo: mobile apps/games for science exploration. https://arludo.com/ eCLOSE:citizen ...

Innovation & Modernization Grant Awards

Grant AwardsLorain County (OH) Community College DistrictYear 1: $165,8353-Year Total: $497,505 Research Foundation, CUNY (NY)Year 1 Grant: $135,6233-Year Total: $490,327 Old ...

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