5 From 1: Providers
My top five press releases from July's School Improvement Industry Announcements – Providers
• Now managing 97 schools, the latest chapter in Education Management Organization (EMO) Edison’s continuing search for a viable business model: EdisonLearning™ Acquires Provost Systems®, Inc. - Technology acquisition plus innovative school design transform education company (Jul 1). Another of the last EMO's standing, Victory - now in 19 schools - Announces New Schools Partner in New York State (Jun 5). And the new philanthropy thinks CMOs are a viable means of achieving charter school scale?
• Meanwhile, Comprehensive School Reform provider Expeditionary Learning, now in 450 schools, prepares for its next step: Deborah Bond-Upson has been chosen as the new president and CEO (Jul 1).
• Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Mathletics Excels in Afterschool Research Study (Jun 18) While most new Supplementary Education Service providers decided to wait and see about evaluation requirements, the publishers started to do so. Question: Will the publishers now embrace the SBR idea as another source of competitive advantage?
• Tabula Digita says gaming raises test scores: DimensionM Educational Video Games Found to Have Significant Positive Effect on Student Math Achievement (Jun 13).
• Looks like a mixed market for those selling education properties: Haights Cross Communications Announces Sale of Oakstone Publishing, Suspends Sale of Certain Business Assets (Jul 1).