October 23, 2020 | Volume 51, Number 21

Pearson Revenue Declines Lessen in Q3

In Pearson’s (London/Hoboken, NJ) North American Courseware segment, sales declined 14% in the first nine months of 2020 with U.S. higher education courseware sales down 13% amid the ...

15 Publishers Submit ELA Programs in Florida Adoption

The Florida state Department of Education said it plans to begin its review of instructional materials in November for the adoption of English language arts materials. The ...

College Planning Is Hard To Do

The University of Tennessee in September revised its calendar for the year, saying the spring semester would start January 20, 2021, one week later than originally planned.The ...

Mindset List for Class of 2024

Emerging artists and designers will explore race relations into a deeper understanding of how Whiteness has shaped bias and influence in contemporary culture.Smart devices will be ...

Finland’s Sanoma Is Set to Buy Santillana Spain

Learning company Sanoma (Helsinki, Finland) in October agreed to acquire Santillana Spain from Spanish media company Prisa (Madrid) in a transaction valued at $544 million (EUR 465 ...

USATestprep Expands Resources with Education Galaxy Acquisition

USATestprep (Atlanta), with the backing of Serent Capital (San Francisco), in October acquired Education Galaxy (Richardson, TX), an online and mobile assessment and intervention ...

Video, STEM, Social Entrepreneurship Tops at Business Competitions

Several ed-tech startups received a boost this fall through the Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition and the GSV Cup competition at the ASU-GSV Summit. At the ...

LearnLaunch Partners with Eduscape

LearnLaunch (Boston), which promotes innovation to transform learning, this fall has teamed up with professional learning provider Eduscape (Montvale, NJ) to offer the Building Blocks ...

People Briefs, Oct. 23, 2020

Education services provider Zovio (Chandler, AZ) in October named Matthew Hillman as executive vice president of university partnerships, a newly created position. Hillman’s duties ...

Partnerships & Acquisitions, Oct. 23, 2020

Cengage (Boston) and content management platform provider Gutenberg Technology (Boston) in October formed a partnership to bring etextbooks and study tools to college students in the ...

Financial Briefs, Oct. 23, 2020

Inclusive digital learning platform Engageli (Palo Alto, CA) in October launched with $14.5 million in seed funding. The company is co-founded by Dan Avida, Stanford University ...

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