April 21, 2017: Volume 24, Number 9

HMH to Cut Up to 10% of Workforce

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will reduce its workforce by 8% to 10% as part of a plan to improve operational efficiency, better focus on the needs of customers and right-size company cost ...

New Options Offered for Electives

New resources that could help educators instruct students in financial literacy, digital citizenship, technology readiness and coding were introduced in April.Google Apps for Learning, ...

Testing Market Changes with Online Delivery

EER Exclusive: One of the trends in K-12 assessment in 2017 is an interest, particularly at the classroom level, in engaging students in testing and motivating them to complete the ...

DOE Adds Senior Staff

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in April began hiring senior staff members—hires that reflect the priorities of the new administration with experience in for-profit education and ...

AltSchool Adds Staff to Build Network

AltSchool (San Francisco), which runs a network of schools in the San Francisco Bay area and New York City, is adding staff as it looks to build a network of partner schools that share ...

Online Course Options & Tools Expand

Online course providers continue to offer new course options and more tools to help educators integrate those options into student learning.Shmoop (Mountain View, CA), a digital ...

Ed Tech Stock Price Patterns Vary in Q1

The first quarter of 2017 was a time of varied swings in the price-per-share of stocks tracked on the EER Stockwatch, with the overall average declining 1.9% as companies reported ...

People Briefs, April 21, 2017

The International Society for Technology in Education (Arlington, VA) in April named Richard Culatta CEO. Culatta previously headed the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of ...

News Briefs, April 21, 2017

Children’s book and digital products publisher Capstone (Minneapolis) in August will roll out PebbleGo Next: Social Studies, a database of social studies content for grades 3-5. More ...

Partnership & Acquisition Briefs, April 21, 2017

K-12 distributor School Specialty (Greenville, WI) in April successfully completed the closing of a new $140 million term loan and amended its current $125 million revolving credit ...

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