Tue, 10/04/2012 - 15:44
Colin Hughes has been appointed as m.d. of the HarperCollins Education Division, with HC c.e.o. Victoria Barnsley calling education "a key growth target for our business."
Hughes' appointment follows the departure of Nigel Ward, who led the division for four years.
Hughes launched digital...
Thu, 19/01/2012 - 10:28
Apple will today lift the lid on a hotly anticipated education announcement which many commentators think will revolutionise how students and educational publishers interact with each other.
Since invitations to the New York press conference went out earlier this month, speculation has focused on the development of an e-...
Tue, 09/08/2011 - 09:14
Pearson has bought German educational materials company Stark Holdings.
The company provides text preparation resources for pupils and teachers. It had sales of €20m for its most recent financial year and has gross assets estimated at €32.6m.
Pearson said the acquisition diversifies its German business and it expects...
Mon, 28/02/2011 - 08:40
Almost three quarters of primary head teachers are expecting funding for books to be inadequate in 2011–12, as the Publishers Association has warned of a “challenging year” for book sales to schools.
As schools begin to receive their budgets, results from the Learning Resource Review conducted among school leaders by...
Tue, 18/01/2011 - 08:54
Pearson has paid $127m for a controlling stake in educational technology company TutorVista.
The Bangalore-based company supplies digital content to around 3,300 classrooms across India and provides online tutoring to approximately 10,000 students per month. It also operates a network of 60 centres across southern India that deliver...
Fri, 29/10/2010 - 05:37
Educational publisher Pearson has launched a reading programme for schools, Bug Club, available entirely as electronic resources and e-books. Bug Club is also available in physical book form as trials have shown that schools still prefer physical books to the cheaper online alternative.
Lindsay Nadin, acting head of publishing for...
Wed, 08/09/2010 - 07:47
HarperCollins has bought the UK primary list from the Irish education publisher Folens. It follows the acquisition of Letts, Lonsdale, and Leckie & Leckie from Heaveaux earlier this year and continues the firm's expansion of its UK education interests.
Nigel Ward, managing director of Collins Education business, said: "This...
Thu, 29/07/2010 - 11:34
Pearson is to buy adult English training service Wall Street Institute from an affiliate of the The Carlyle Group and Citi Private Equity for $92m in cash.
Wall Street Institute uses a proprietary learning model combining web-based content, class-based instruction and digital and printed learning materials and has roughly 340...
Mon, 26/07/2010 - 09:34
Penguin has raised sales 9% and doubled its profits in its half-year helping it to "record" first half profits, while sister company Pearson International Education grew by 13%, with operating profits up 57%.
The results helped Pearson c.e.o. Marjorie Scardino claim that the group had made as "good a start to our year as...
Wed, 02/06/2010 - 13:12
A few months ago, I was surprised to read in the Times that Michael Gove, then the Tory shadow spokesman on education, planned to get in touch with Michael Morpurgo- and myself to advise on which books every student in the UK should read. He was searching for "a traditional education with children sitting in rows, learning the kings and...