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Scholastic to Scale Back Corporate Sponsorships

August 09, 2011 1 min read

Following a controversy over its distribution of free classroom materials sponsored by the coal industry, the educational publisher Scholastic Inc. has signaled that it will significantly reduce but not eliminate corporate partnerships in supplying such materials. Richard Robinson, the president and chief executive officer, said the New York City-based company is focusing on working only with a carefully selected list of nonprofit, corporate, and government partners, each of whom will be vetted by a newly formed Partner Review Board, which is expected to reduce such partnerships by 40 percent.

A version of this article appeared in the August 10, 2011 edition of Education Week as Scholastic to Scale Back Corporate Sponsorships

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