August 11, 2017: Volume 24, Number 16

Pearson to Cut 3,000 FTE Positions

Pearson (London/New York) plans to eliminate 10% of its 32,000 global workforce positions by the end of 2019 as the company continues to pursue a strategy of simplification and a shift ...

Renaissance Names Hamburger CEO

Renaissance (Wisconsin Rapids, WI) in July appointed a new CEO, Daniel Hamburger, who most recently was CEO and president at Adtalem Global Education, formerly DeVry Education Group, a ...

Apple Sells More iPads to Schools

In a surprisingly strong third quarter (ended July 1), Apple reported broad-based growth in units, revenue and market share for the iPad, including significant growth in the U.S. ...

Edmentum Updates for Engagement & Time Saving

Edmentum (Bloomington, MN) is rolling out enhancements to its Study Island, Courseware and Exact Path products for the 2017-2018 school year. The enhancements, being made to both ...

Instructure Introduces Gauge

Instructure (Salt Lake City), provider of cloud-based learning management software, in July launched Gauge, an assessment management system developed to help K-12 school districts ...

Google Updates Classroom and Forms

Google (Mountain View, CA) in August updated Google Classroom and Google Forms with the goal of helping teachers save time and stay organized as they begin a new school year.Since ...

Verso is Expanding U.S. Operations

Professional development provider Verso Learning (Victoria Park, Queensland, Australia) this summer raised $2 million in a Series A funding round to support a plan to expand company ...

Curriculum Advantage Launches Classbloom

Curriculum Advantage (Norcross, GA) in July released Classbloom, a new resource built to support teachers with teaching to state standards through technology. Curriculum Advantage’s ...

Tiggly Launches Math Platform

Tiggly (New York), maker of interactive toys and learning apps, in September will release its Tiggly Digits+Symbols Math Platform, which includes Tiggly Math City software and related ...

Cricket Together Launched for eMentoring

Cricket Media (McLean, VA) is pursuing a new avenue into schools in 2017-2018 with the launch of Cricket Together, an ementoring platform that links students in grades 3-5 with mentors ...

Wordly Wise Expands Options

EPS Instruction and Intervention, a division of School Specialty (Greenville, WI), in July launched Wordly Wise 3000 4th Edition (print) and Wordly Wise i3000 (digital), for the ...

Pearson Integrates Realize with Google

Pearson (London/New York) upgraded its Realize learning management system for the 2017-2018 school year with integration with Google Classroom. The integration is intended to save ...

Financial Briefs, Aug. 11, 2017

Education segment revenue at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Boston) slid less than 1% to $350.6 million in the second quarter and increased 1.6% to $536 million in the first half of the ...

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