September 25, 2020 | Volume 51, Number 19

States Implement Social Justice Programs for Schools

California state superintendent of public instruction Tony Thurmond in September announced an initiative for schools in the state designed to confront racism and bigotry by providing ...

President Calls for “Patriotic Education”

Marking Constitution Day in the U.S. on September 17, President Trump said he would create a 1776 Commission by executive order to help “restore patriotic education to our ...

G-W Encouraged by Results, Despite Revenue Decline

Career and technical instructional resources provider Goodheart-Willcox (Tinley Park, IL) generated just under $9 million in revenue in the company’s fiscal first quarter, ended July ...

Career Colleges Power through COVID-19 Impacts, Regroup for the Future

If the second quarter was marked by for-profit career colleges scrambling to adjust to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic—including accommodating increased online demand as well as ...

DOE Issues Final Distance Learning Regulations

The U.S. Department of Education in August issued final rules that govern distance learning in higher education, after more than a year of work. The final regulations:Emphasize ...

Susan Winslow Promoted to President of Macmillan Learning

Macmillan Learning (New York) in September named Susan Winslow president of Macmillan Learning, effective immediately. The promotion follows the announcement, also September 17, ...

School Specialty Moves Forward with Lenders as Owners

School Specialty (Greenville, WI), which had been operating under terms of a forbearance agreement with its secured lenders, in September said that almost all of its assets have been ...

Ed Pubs Get Injunction Against Pirated Content Sales

The Educational Publishers Enforcement Group, representing several educational publishers, in September obtained a preliminary injunction against 63 ebook websites that sell illegal, ...

Savvas Learning’s Culturally Responsive Learning Initiative

Savvas Learning (Paramus, NJ) is one K-12 publisher that is taking a deep dive into how it operates internally in an effort to support teachers making change in their classrooms. As ...

Partnerships & Acquisitions, Sept. 25, 2020

Learning Without Tears (Gaithersburg, MD) in August forged a collaboration with the nonprofit Common Sense Education (San Francisco) to foster digital citizenship skills. For back to ...

People Briefs, Sept. 25, 2020

Online program management provider 2U (Lanham, MD) in September named Margaret Ruvoldt chief people officer and named Millette Granville as the company’s first vice president of ...

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