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Triumph Learning Named as Educational Publisher To Watch

Triumph Learning was named to the 10 to Watch list in Outsell Inc’s October 2014 report, The Role of Games in Education. The company was recognized for the gamification elements in its new personalized, smart practice solution, Waggle. Read More »

Multi-State K–12 Collaborative Releases RFP for Open Educational Resources

The K–12 OER Collaborative, an initiative led by a group of 11 states with the goal of creating comprehensive, high-quality, open educational resources, today released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to create open educational resources (OER) supporting K–12 mathematics and English language arts. The resources will be designed to enable all students to master foundational skills and knowledge to achieve college and career readiness. Read More »

McGraw-Hill Education Announces Organizational Changes, Results

McGraw-Hill Education announced a number of significant organizational changes to drive closer alignment of strategy and planning between the company's K-12 and Higher Education businesses. Peter Cohen, currently president of the company's K-12 group, assumes the newly created position of Group President of U.S. Education. In this capacity, he will be responsible for McGraw-Hill Education's U.S. K-12, Higher Education and Assessment groups. Each of these groups will retain their independent market facing and sales operations. Read More »

HMH Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014 as well as an updated outlook for the full year 2014. Net sales were $551 million compared with $550 million for the third quarter of 2013, as strong digital sales and a change in product mix led to a $141 million increase in deferred revenue. Read More »

Britain Trusts Britannica

The president of Encyclopaedia Britannica®, Inc. today spoke out about a widely overlooked piece of research that reveals a high degree of trust in his company's handiwork among the British public. In a survey conducted recently by YouGov.co.uk, 87 percent of British respondents reported having a significant measure of faith in the truthfulness of Encyclopaedia Britannica, 20 percent more than for Wikipedia and the top British media outlets. Read More »

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Introduces HMH Labs

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced the creation of HMH Labs – a new Boston-based incubation effort designed to fuel innovation and growth in education through the ideation, experimentation and rapid prototyping of new technology solutions. The HMH Labs team will work with designers and developers across the organization and beyond to build cutting-edge tools for students, teachers and parents Read More »

EdTech Icons Launch GreyED Solutions

GreyED Solutions, headed by nationally recognized education leaders, will help schools plan and execute their technology implementation and integration goals. GreyEd will also supply EdTech providers with industry insight to aid in the development and refinement of their products and services. Read More »

Berkery Noyes Represents ILSC Education Group in Its Recapitalization with Quad Partners

Berkery Noyes, a leading independent investment bank providing mergers & acquisitions and capital raising advisory services to the education market, announced today that it represented ILSC Education Group in its recapitalization with Quad Partners. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Read More »

Sangari Active Science Announces Name Change to Activate Learning

To emphasize the company's commitment to engaging learners and making science learning fun, Sangari Active Science is changing its name to Activate Learning. The company announced its new name at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) conference in Richmond, Va., today. Read More »

"Internet of Toys" Startup, Primo, Raises $750k

London-based hardware startup Primo successfully raises a $750k seed round. The Company is announcing it has secured $750k in funding from IBIS Capital, a pool of angel investors and two incubators: MTS, based in San Francisco and Emerge Education, based in London. Primo officially launched in November 2013 with a successful Kickstarter campaign reaching 162% of the set goal. Read More »