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Large education companies still carry advantages over their smaller counterparts, but experts say K-12 procurement practices are shifting to include a greater variety of vendors.
April 24, 2013 – Education Week
The shift to more digital offerings is occurring as districts in nearly every state are considering their textbook needs in light of the Common Core State Standards.
February 6, 2013 – Digital Directions
The transaction was the latest development in a period of significant change in the educational publishing world as companies move from print textbooks to digital products and services.
December 12, 2012 – Education Week
Basal readers rely more on analysis and documentation and less on students’ personal experiences.
November 14, 2012 – Education Week
Beverlee Jobrack explains how schools can identify effective teaching materials as they embark on the implementation of the standards.
August 8, 2012 – Education Week
After more than 80 years of providing student-friendly twists on current events, the classroom magazine Weekly Reader will be folded into Scholastic News.
August 8, 2012 – Education Week
The document by the lead writers of the common core is being welcomed by the education community, with noted shortcomings.
August 8, 2012 – Education Week
In the wake of announcing a new suite of tests, ACT Inc. pulls out of a contract with one of the groups crafting common assessments.
August 8, 2012 – Education Week
A company's sobering realization that things were quickly changing in a long-unchanged industry was one shared by many attending a meeting of educational publishers.
June 13, 2012 – Education Week
Despite the substantial investments states and districts have made in digital textbooks, and claims from proponents that they save schools money, many officials remain skeptical.
May 9, 2012 – Education Week

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