Education

Press Release: HMH Launches Read 180 Universal to Help Struggling Readers
February 15, 2016 at 2:35 pm

BOSTON — February 11, 2016 — Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced the launch of READ 180 Universal, the next generation intervention program that utilizes leading scientific research in brain and cognitive functioning to support struggling readers and unlock their reading abilities. Reading proficiency relies on collaboration among different regions of the brain which together…

Adaptive Learning’s Potential and Pitfalls
February 9, 2016 at 11:45 am

“Adaptive learning.” Two words that have haunted headlines and press releases ever since I started this job in 2011—and likely even before then. Everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone says they’re doing it too. But there are plenty of misconceptions and a lack of shared understanding between schools and companies about what…

The 3 Biggest Challenges of D2C Bookselling in 2016
February 4, 2016 at 2:36 pm

As Book Business’ year-end trendspotting survey indicated, direct-to-consumer marketing and bookselling will be top-of-mind for all segments of the publishing industry in 2016. It’s clear from these results, as well as the slew of newly-launched consumer-facing sites, apps, and newsletters that publishers are eager to learn how consumers find books, why they buy, and how…

Press Release: Curious World Launches First-Ever Original Video Series
February 4, 2016 at 2:26 pm

NEW YORK — Global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), announced today the launch of 58 original video productions for Curious World™, the interactive content service that offers an expanding collection of games, videos and eBooks mapped to key early learning areas. The new videos are part of six original short-form series: three live action…

NCLB Gives Way to ESSA: What Does It Mean for K-12 Publishers?
February 2, 2016 at 12:08 pm

At the end of 2015, Democrats and Republicans in Congress surprised nearly everyone by coming together to pass the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA. This law, which replaced what was known as No Child Left Behind, or NCLB, embodies the federal government’s education policies and sets guidelines for billions of dollars in federal spending.…

McGraw-Hill Education's Head of Digital: Future of Education Isn’t Free. It’s Open.
February 1, 2016 at 1:21 pm

Advances in learning science are powering a new generation of technologies that, when used by dedicated teachers, improve student performance and extend learning beyond the confines of the classroom. Digital adaptive learning coupled with an explosion of relatively low-cost learning applications has the potential…

U.S. Book Publishing Revenue Declines 2% in First 3 Quarters of 2015
January 29, 2016 at 3:26 pm

This week the Association of American Publishers (AAP) released Q3 revenue numbers from more than 1,200 trade, K-12, higher education, university press, and professional publishers. The data spans January to September of 2015, and compared to the same period in 2014, publishers’ net revenue declined 2% from $12.1 billion to $11.9 billion. Driving much of…

Corner Office: Scholastic Ed President Greg Worrell Rethinks EdTech & Consultative Services
January 28, 2016 at 2:19 pm

When digital content proliferated in the education space, the learning materials and textbook industries were thrown for a loop. The widespread availability of less expensive, often free, content online forced education publishers to adapt quickly. Many K-12 and higher education publishers purchased edtech startups and invested in new software to transform themselves into technology-driven companies…

In India, Education and the Government Drive the Publishing Market
January 25, 2016 at 2:26 pm

At the recently concluded 43rd edition of the New Delhi World Book Fair, held from January 9 to 17, the big names in the publishing world were hard to miss: Cambridge University Press, HarperCollins, Random House, Sage, Scholastic, and Taylor & Francis, for instance, had prominent booths. The companies were attracted by the size of…

Pearson Chief Brands Critics 'Naive and Ignorant' as Company Cuts 4,000 Jobs
January 22, 2016 at 2:45 pm

The chief executive of beleaguered education giant Pearson branded the company’s doubters “ignorant” and “naïve” as he announced 4,000 job cuts in its second major round of restructuring in three years. Pearson said it would make one in 10 staff redundant in an effort to boost profitability that has been hit by a prolonged downturn…