October 9, 2020 | Volume 51, Number 20

As Stock Plummets, HMH Restructures Again

One year after officially launching a strategic transformation of the company to a digital-first strategy, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Boston) in October began a strategic restructuring ...

Ypsilanti, MI Schools Select HMH Anywhere

The Ypsilanti (MI) Community School District Board of Education in September approved spending $170,400 to implement the HMH Anywhere digital platform and content solution from ...

Scholastic Ed Rides Crest of Digital Demand

Revenue in the Education segment at Scholastic (New York) climbed 10.7% to $53.6 million in the company’s fiscal first quarter ended August 31, benefiting from demand for remote ...

Bedi to Leave Scholastic at Year’s End

Satbir Bedi, chief technology officer of Scholastic (New York), plans to leave the company December 31. Scholastic and Bedi reached agreement in late September regarding Bedi’s ...

COVID Pressures Textbook Exports and Imports

Reflecting the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the value of textbooks exported from the U.S. to foreign markets decreased 39.5% to $53.4 million in the second quarter, ...

Social Studies Is a Hot-Potato Topic

In California, Gov. Gavin Newsom on the last day of September vetoed Assembly bill 331 that would have made taking an ethnic studies course a high school graduation requirement. In ...

By the Numbers

The following recent items reflect K-12 and higher education issues and trends likely to continue to resonate.BudgetsThe Florida Board of Education in September released a $22 billion ...

College Briefs, Oct. 9, 2020

The University of Iowa in October began seeking bids for a private company to take over management of its long-standing Iowa Hawk Shop and University Bookstore. The university cited ...

People Briefs, Oct. 9, 2020

The board of directors of Barnes & Noble Education (Basking Ridge, NJ) in September reached agreement with CEO Michael Huseby to extend his employment contract through September ...

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