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August 01, 2014

International Testing Official, Philly Principal Win Innovation Award

Andres Schleicher of the OECD, Sara Martinez Tucker of the National Math and Science Initiative, and Chris Lehmann of Philadelphia's Science Leadership Academy were named winners of the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize.

April 15, 2014

Ed-Tech Business Plans Compete for Prizes, Opportunity

Twelve ed-tech business plans originating from California to Tanzania will be showcased in a competition next month.

March 13, 2014

Renaissance Learning to be Acquired for $1.1 Billion

Renaissance Learning, a K-12 assessment and learning analytics company, has commanded one of the highest prices in the history of ed tech acquisitions.

September 04, 2013

Cohen Bullish on Path Forward for McGraw-Hill Education

"The company that has transformation opportunity," said Peter Cohen of McGraw-Hill Education (@MHEducation). Cohen joined McGraw in March as President of K-12 School Education. "It was a chance to work in a nimble organization with great digital products," said Cohen.

July 10, 2013

Program Invites Test-Takers to 'Study Smarter,' Not Longer

A new program by McGraw-Hill uses software that attempts to personalize study plans for adult learners preparing for the GED and other high school equivalency tests.

June 24, 2013

After Testing Mishaps, Indiana Officials to Seek Damages From CTB/McGraw-Hill

Indiana officials say they will seek no less than $613,000 in damages from test administrator CTB/McGraw-Hill because of problems with the state's assessment earlier this year.

May 23, 2013

Pearson, Blackboard Among the Most Acquisitive Ed. Companies, Analysis Finds

Pearson made 15 acquisitions and investments during 2012, making it the most active education company in that area, according to a report by CB Insights.

April 15, 2013

Innovation Conference Features Big Names in K-12 Marketplace

The speakers at the ASU/GSV Advisors summit include executives from top education publishers, investors, startup founders, and federal policymakers.

December 06, 2012

McGraw-Hill Education's New Strategy Outlines Layoffs

After the McGraw-Hill Cos. sold its education division to a private equity firm, there are serious questions about its future.

November 26, 2012

McGraw-Hill Sells Education Division to Private Equity Firm

The "big three" educational publisher sells it educational properties to Apollo Global Management for $2.5 billion, in yet another landmark move in the industry.

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