Cengage Learning to Acquire National Geographic School Publishing
Cengage Learning is currently NGS's exclusive international English language teaching partner. The new agreement extends that relationship for the development, marketing and distribution of NGS-branded materials across education in the school, higher education and library markets worldwide including in the United States for English language teaching. As one of the world's leading media brands, National Geographic reaches 400 million people annually and is home to one of the world's largest, most dynamic and inspiring content libraries. NGS assets include over 11 million images, 100,000 hours of NGS video, maps and illustrations and more than 120 years of articles from the Magazine and its other properties. Building on Cengage Learning's strong position in both the classroom and the library market, National Geographic's brand and content will add tremendous value across new and existing products.
"Cengage Learning has been an extraordinary partner to date, and we are delighted to expand our relationship, making Cengage our premier partner in education." said John Fahey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, National Geographic Society. "Cengage Learning's scale, educational publishing expertise, and existing relationships within the international and domestic markets, particularly in the higher education space, enables us to expand the reach and impact of the Society's mission to inspire people to care about our planet. The first step in serving that mission is education, and we know the power of compelling images and interesting stories to educate even as they engage learners at every level."
About Cengage Learning
Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. The company's products and services are designed to foster academic excellence and professional development, increase student engagement, improve learning outcomes and deliver authoritative information to people whenever and wherever they need it. Through the company's unique position within both the library and academic markets, Cengage Learning is providing integrated learning solutions that bridge from the library to the classroom. Cengage Learning's brands include Brooks/Cole, Course Technology, Delmar, Gale, Heinle, South-Western and Wadsworth, among others.