March 6, 2020: Volume 27, Number 5

First View of FY2021 State Budgets Shows Common Ed Priorities

As governors across the states begin first-quarter rollouts of budget proposals for fiscal 2021, some common themes are seen across budget proposals in some big states. Governors are ...

BrainPOP & NetDragon Step Up Amid Coronavirus

Amid glowing global concerns about the spread of the coronavirus China and Japan are closing schools, but U.S. school districts are just beginning to make plans. The result may be no ...

Esports Enters the Classroom

Esports, multiplayer video games played competitively for spectators, is catching on in schools. One reason is the work of the North American Scholastic Esports Foundation, a nonprofit ...

Discovery Ed Expands District Partnerships

Discovery Education (Charlotte, NC) in February struck a new partnership with the North Middlesex (MA) regional school district, which serves 3,100 students, under which Discovery’s ...

ELL Population in U.S. K-12 Schools Grows

The number of English language learners in the U.S. grew 28.1% between the 2000–2001 school year and the 2016–2017 school year, with the percentage of ELLs enrolled in U.S. schools ...

Pearson Meets Revenue Expectations in 2019

Pearson (London/Hoboken, NJ) revenue in 2019 was $4.95 billion versus $5.53 billion in 2018. On a headline basis for 2019, Pearson revenue of £3.87 billion declined 6%, down 9% at ...

HMH Ed Drives Revenue Growth in 2019

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Boston) generated $1.39 billion in revenue in 2019, up 5.2% from 2018, driven by strong results in the company’s Education segment where revenue increased ...

People Briefs, March 6, 2020

Teachstone (Charlottesville, VA), provider of the CLASS assessment and professional development system, in February named Bridget Hamre CEO. Hamre, who succeeds Bruce Davis, is a ...

Partnership & Acquisition Briefs, March 6, 2020

Learning.com (Portland, OR) is partnering with the nonprofit Common Sense Education (San Francisco) to provide student access to the Common Sense Digital Citizenship Curriculum through ...

News Briefs, March 6, 2020

Trox (Phoenix) is the new name for the combined CDI Technologies and Troxell Communications, which in July 2019 merged to leverage scale, synergies and a broader portfolio of products ...

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