October 25, 2019 | Volume 50, Number 21

EM Exclusive: Schools Test Changes to Measuring Student Achievement

Simba Information, EM’s parent, estimates that the total PreK-12 testing market exceeded $2.73 billion in 2018-2019, essentially flat with the previous year. Efforts to streamline ...

HMH Offers New Model, Cuts Workforce

Coming off a very successful school market sales season, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Boston) is raising guidance for the third quarter and full year, doubling down on a K-12 strategy of ...

Encouraging Views of Use, Value for OER in Higher Ed

More than a decade ago, when EM began reporting on the annual Campus Computing Project’s (Encino, CA) annual survey of campus technology officers, one of the biggest ...

Video Lecture Capture Has Room to Grow

In terms of video lecture capture, video is considered increasingly important for hybrid, flipped and online courses, according to results of the 2019 Campus Computing ...

Charting Your Marketing Path to Educators

Getting inside the head of your customer, understanding their point of view, was one of the first lessons for the entrepreneur participants in the Catalyst@Penn GSE bootcamp on ...

Macmillan Learning Launches New Titles

Macmillan Learning (New York) in October said it is publishing new economics textbooks by economists Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers that it is touting as reading like trade books ...

Gale Launches Gale In Context: For Educators

Gale (Farmington Hills, MI), a Cengage (Boston) company, in October is launching Gale In Context: For Educators, a platform that helps teachers discover, curate, personalize, and use ...

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt K-12 Portfolio, Key Components

CoreInto Reading Into LiteratureInto MathInto Social StudiesScience DimensionsInterventionRead 180Math 180System 44SupplementalWaggleWritableAMIRA, leveled readersProfessional ...

Partnerships & Acquisitions, Oct. 25, 2019

California State University’s Affordable Learning Solutions in October formed a partnership with OER platform panOpen (New York) to expand the use of OER across the 23 California ...

Financial Briefs, Oct. 25, 2019

Startup Remarkable (Oslo, Norway), which developed a $500 tablet that tries to replicate paper in digital form, in October raised $15 million in a series A round of funding from Spark ...

People Briefs, Oct 25, 2019

Online program management provider 2U, Inc. (Lanham, MD) in October named Paul S. Lalljie chief financial officer. Lalljie, who assumed his post October 14, most recently was CFO of ...

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