Industry News

During a brief recess in an honors course at Eastern Michigan University last fall, a teaching assistant approached the class’s three female professors. “I think you need to see this,” she said, tapping the icon of a furry yak on her iPhone.

3/10/2015

McGraw-Hill Education, the learning science company, at SXSWedu launched the new mobile-first version of McGraw-Hill Connect, the company's learning platform for students and instructors in the higher education market.

3/10/2015

Collegis Education, an enrollment growth management and tech services company, launched an interactive tool that uncovers nationwide trends in higher ed.

3/10/2015

The New Media Consortium Horizon Report 2015, Higher Education edition, recently identified one of its top trends in education as advancing cultures of change and innovation.

3/9/2015

At a meeting of the federation’s Executive Council, the New York State AFL-CIO adopted a resolution opposing the Executive Budget proposal in S2010/A3010 on education reform and called on the Governor to remove it from the state budget.

3/9/2015

UNCF, a minority scholarship organization, announced a $1 million commitment from The Walt Disney Company to provide scholarships to outstanding African American students and give them the tools to realize their professional goals.

3/9/2015

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business announced a strategic initiative the Asia Initiative at Darden, with a three-year charter and the aim to grow and develop it into a lasting Center of Excellence for the Darden School.

3/6/2015

Education-Portal.com has announced that it has adopted Study.com as its new brand name and website domain is driving change in higher education first by eliminating the need for community colleges.

3/6/2015

Grovo, a training platform for digital and professional skills, announced that it has closed $15 million in Series B financing from existing investors Accel Partners, Costanoa Venture Capital, Greg Waldorf and SoftTech VC.

3/6/2015

Fidelity Investments, a provider of workplace retirement plans for not-for-profit higher education institutions, announced it has been chosen as the exclusive retirement savings provider by University of Notre Dame and Vanderbilt University and Medical Center.

3/6/2015

OrgSync, an online provider of community management solutions for higher education, announced it has been acquired by iModules Software, a provider of online alumni engagement management for educational institutions.

3/5/2015

Phi Theta Kappa corporate partner Pearson, a learning company, has committed to provide $250,000 in scholarships and other support to help Society members complete both associate and baccalaureate degrees.

3/5/2015

Jenzabar, Inc., a provider of software, services and strategies for higher education, announced that in 2014 the company achieved 96 deals including 20 Jenzabar Student Information Systems, 46 Cloud and Managed Services contracts, as well as 13 Recruitment and 17 Retention selections.

3/5/2015

Cengage Learning, an education company, and Greenwood Hall, an emerging cloud-based education management solutions provider, announced a strategic partnership to collaborate on the delivery and development of student-focused products and services.

3/5/2015

New York University has launched an initiative to bring college education to incarcerated individuals at the Wallkill Correctional Facility, a medium-security prison in New York State’s Ulster County.

3/4/2015

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