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Corwin, acquired Visible Learningplus

synopsis: Corwin announced the acquisition of Visible Learningplus, the school change model based on John Hattie’s research, from the New Zealand-based Cognition Education Group. Visible Learningplus is an in-depth school change model of professional learning and development.
buyer parent: SAGE Publications
buyer: Corwin
Corwin, a SAGE Publishing company, was established in 1990, first as a professional book publisher, now as a full-service professional learning company, offering professional development solutions to achieve a school or district’s objectives. "
target parent: Cognition Education Group
target: Visible Learningplus
Visible Learningplus is an in-depth school change model of professional learning and development. It is based on the principles of Visible Learning that have developed from John Hattie’s research and his two books: Visible Learning (2009) and Visible Learning for Teachers (2012).
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closed 9/24/2012 via BusinessWire

Weld North LLC, acquired JBHM Education Group

synopsis: Weld North Holdings LLC announced that it has acquired JBHM Education Group. JBHM is recognized as a leader in transformative education services. Located in Jackson, Mississippi, JBHM seeks to assist schools in developing their professional capacities and culture in order to sustain continuous improvement in student learning.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North is an investment company concentrating on education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing businesses. In partnership with KKR, a leading global investment firm, it seeks to make control investments in businesses with high potential for long-term growth in cash flow. "
target: JBHM Education Group
JBHM Education Group is recognized as a leader in transformative education services. Located in Jackson, Mississippi, JBHM seeks to assist schools in developing their professional capacities and culture in order to sustain continuous improvement in student learning.
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closed 9/23/2020 via PR Web

Six Red Marbles, acquired Triple SSS Press

synopsis: Six Red Marbles (SRM) announces the acquisition of Triple SSS Press Media Development, Inc. (Triple SSS). Triple SSS has supported the educational content industry in print and online content/courseware development for nearly 20 years.
buyer parent: Jouve
buyer: Six Red Marbles
Six Red Marbles (SRM) delivers high-quality educational programs at scale and has decades of experience developing custom materials and assessments that can align with any educational standard. They have developed thousands of interactive learning programs. "
target: Triple SSS Press
Triple SSS Press has supported the educational content industry in print and online content/courseware development for nearly 20 years. Triple SSS provides digital content and courseware services to the educational and professional marketplace.
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announced 2/11/2014 via PR Newswire

Marzano Research Laboratory, will acquire Re-Inventing Schools Coalition

synopsis: Marzano Research Laboratory, announced that they have reached an agreement to acquire the Re-Inventing Schools Coalition (RISC), a national educational organization that supports schools and districts in their transition from a time-based to a performance-based system, which results in students realizing their highest learning potential.
buyer: Marzano Research Laboratory
Marzano Research Laboratory is an educational research company with continuous action research in all major areas of schooling in order to provide effective and accessible instructional strategies, leadership strategies, and classroom assessment strategies. "
target: Re-Inventing Schools Coalition
Re-Inventing Schools Coalition (RISC) is a national nonprofit foundation established to transform education systems around the world and produce dramatically improved learning environments and achievement results for all children.
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closed 2/4/2004 via BusinessWire

Educational Testing Service, acquired The Pulliam Group

synopsis: Educational Testing Service (ETS), the world's premier educational assessment and research organization, today announced its acquisition of The Pulliam Group, a leading provider of educational software products and professional development services that enable assessment for improved student performance.
buyer: Educational Testing Service
Educational Testing Service is the world's largest private educational testing and measurement organization and a leader in educational research. The company is dedicated to serving the needs of individuals, educational institutions, and government bodies in almost 200 countries. "
target: The Pulliam Group
The Pulliam Group provides Educational Consulting Services in a number of specific areas to meet the needs of schools and school districts in the state of California and nationwide. The services of our firm adjust to meet the ever changing needs of schools, students, teachers and administrators. Th
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closed 4/4/2018 via BusinessWire

Corwin, acquired Visible Learningplus

synopsis: Corwin announced the acquisition of Visible Learningplus, the school change model based on John Hattie’s research, from the New Zealand-based Cognition Education Group. Visible Learningplus is an in-depth school change model of professional learning and development.
buyer parent: SAGE Publications
buyer: Corwin
Corwin, a SAGE Publishing company, was established in 1990, first as a professional book publisher, now as a full-service professional learning company, offering professional development solutions to achieve a school or district’s objectives. "
target parent: Cognition Education Group
target: Visible Learningplus
Visible Learningplus is an in-depth school change model of professional learning and development. It is based on the principles of Visible Learning that have developed from John Hattie’s research and his two books: Visible Learning (2009) and Visible Learning for Teachers (2012).
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closed 4/4/2018 via BusinessWire

Corwin, acquired Visible Learningplus

synopsis: Corwin announced the acquisition of Visible Learningplus, the school change model based on John Hattie’s research, from the New Zealand-based Cognition Education Group. Visible Learningplus is an in-depth school change model of professional learning and development.
buyer parent: SAGE Publications
buyer: Corwin
Corwin, a SAGE Publishing company, was established in 1990, first as a professional book publisher, now as a full-service professional learning company, offering professional development solutions to achieve a school or district’s objectives. "
target parent: Cognition Education Group
target: Visible Learningplus
Visible Learningplus is an in-depth school change model of professional learning and development. It is based on the principles of Visible Learning that have developed from John Hattie’s research and his two books: Visible Learning (2009) and Visible Learning for Teachers (2012).
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closed 4/4/2018 via BusinessWire

Corwin, acquired Visible Learningplus

synopsis: Corwin announced the acquisition of Visible Learningplus, the school change model based on John Hattie’s research, from the New Zealand-based Cognition Education Group. Visible Learningplus is an in-depth school change model of professional learning and development.
buyer parent: SAGE Publications
buyer: Corwin
Corwin, a SAGE Publishing company, was established in 1990, first as a professional book publisher, now as a full-service professional learning company, offering professional development solutions to achieve a school or district’s objectives. "
target parent: Cognition Education Group
target: Visible Learningplus
Visible Learningplus is an in-depth school change model of professional learning and development. It is based on the principles of Visible Learning that have developed from John Hattie’s research and his two books: Visible Learning (2009) and Visible Learning for Teachers (2012).
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closed 9/24/2012 via BusinessWire

Weld North LLC, acquired JBHM Education Group

synopsis: Weld North Holdings LLC announced that it has acquired JBHM Education Group. JBHM is recognized as a leader in transformative education services. Located in Jackson, Mississippi, JBHM seeks to assist schools in developing their professional capacities and culture in order to sustain continuous improvement in student learning.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North is an investment company concentrating on education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing businesses. In partnership with KKR, a leading global investment firm, it seeks to make control investments in businesses with high potential for long-term growth in cash flow. "
target: JBHM Education Group
JBHM Education Group is recognized as a leader in transformative education services. Located in Jackson, Mississippi, JBHM seeks to assist schools in developing their professional capacities and culture in order to sustain continuous improvement in student learning.
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closed 11/9/2012 via Market Wire

Laserwords Private Limited, acquired Tighe Publishing Services

synopsis: SPi Global, a leading globally recognized, full-service BPO provider, through its subsidiary Laserwords, has acquired Tighe Publishing Services, a full-service educational development house in the K-12 educational marketplace positioning Laserwords to take advantage of the rising opportunities in the educational publishing business in the U.S.
buyer parent: Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company
buyer: Laserwords Private Limited
Laserwords is one of the most successful outsourcing partners for global media and publishing companies, with production facilities spread over Chennai-India, Lewiston-Maine, Madison-Wisconsin, and a separate facility offering publishing services in New York City. "
target: Tighe Publishing Services
Tighe Publishing is a full-service developer of instructional materials for the Pre-K through Grade 12 school market. Their experienced and committed staff partners with publishers to create a total publishing solution.
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closed 3/6/2013 via PR Newswire

World Book, acquired Incentive Publications, Inc.

synopsis: World Book, Inc. has acquired Incentive Publications, a leading publisher in educational resources for grades K–12. World Book's acquisition of Incentive Publications will contribute to increasing the body of effective educational products designed to assist teachers in implementing the Common Core State Standards.
buyer parent: Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
buyer: World Book
World Book, Inc., has set the standard for providing accuracy, objectivity, and reliability in research materials for both children and adults. World Book is an industry leader in the production of award-winning encyclopedias, reference sources, and digital products for the home and schools. "
target: Incentive Publications, Inc.
Incentive Publications specializes in educational resources for the middle grades and effective teaching strategies for grades K-12. It offers more than 400 titles that are available from retailers and distributors, nationally and internationally.
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closed 10/25/2005 via Company Press Release

Arc Capital Development, purchased a minority stake in QLD Learning

synopsis: Arc Capital Development announced today that the company has acquired a minority interest in QLD Learning, LLC. As part of the agreement, Kevin Custer, Principal at Arc, will take the interim role of CEO.
buyer: Arc Capital Development
Arc Capital Development is a gathering of some of the education, publishing, and enterprise industries' heavy hitters. Three of their principals have built, founded or been the primary architect of twelve different companies in the last 20 years generating revenues in excess of $500 million. "
target: QLD Learning
QLD Learning provides districts, schools, and teachers with tools to implement an effective, data-driven process for continuous improvement of standards-based teaching and learning.
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closed 3/31/2005 via

Random House, Inc., purchased a minority stake in American Reading Company

synopsis: Random House, the world's biggest publisher of consumer books, said on Wednesday its investment arm has become a significant minority shareholder in Philadelphia-based American Reading Co., but financial terms were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann AG
buyer: Random House, Inc.
Random House, Inc., the world's largest English language trade publisher, provides the best in fiction, nonfiction, and children's books. Random House is a division of Bertelsmann AG, one of the foremost media companies in the world. "
target: American Reading Company
Founded by Jane Hileman and a team of veteran educators, the idea for American Reading Company grew out of the real-world experience of reading success—and failure—in both urban and suburban classrooms. She and her colleagues established American Reading Company for two missions: First, to provide t
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closed 9/23/2020 via PR Web

Six Red Marbles, acquired Triple SSS Press

synopsis: Six Red Marbles (SRM) announces the acquisition of Triple SSS Press Media Development, Inc. (Triple SSS). Triple SSS has supported the educational content industry in print and online content/courseware development for nearly 20 years.
buyer parent: Jouve
buyer: Six Red Marbles
Six Red Marbles (SRM) delivers high-quality educational programs at scale and has decades of experience developing custom materials and assessments that can align with any educational standard. They have developed thousands of interactive learning programs. "
target: Triple SSS Press
Triple SSS Press has supported the educational content industry in print and online content/courseware development for nearly 20 years. Triple SSS provides digital content and courseware services to the educational and professional marketplace.
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closed 1/5/2005 via BusinessWire

Carson-Dellosa Publishing Co., Inc., acquired Rainbow Bridge Publishing

synopsis: The Cookie Jar Group's educational products business, Carson-Dellosa Publishing Company, a leading publisher of supplemental materials and teaching aids, has acquired specialty publisher Rainbow Bridge Publishing as part of the Group's continuing strategy to expand its educational properties and product catalog.
buyer parent: Toronto Dominion Bank
buyer: Carson-Dellosa Publishing Co., Inc.
Created by teachers for teachers, Carson-Dellosa Publishing's complete product line includes classroom decorations; supplemental books for math, science, social studies, language arts, & early childhood; pocket charts; games; and more for preschool through the eighth grade. "
target: Rainbow Bridge Publishing
Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Rainbow Bridge Publishing targets the preschool-to-8 years of age educational segment and markets its catalog under a number of specialty product lines, which include the best-selling summer workshop series Summer Bridge Activities(TM) and the company's mass market im
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closed 10/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Cheddar, acquired RateMyProfessors.com

synopsis: Streaming news company Cheddar has acquired RateMyProfessors.com, the Viacom-owned site where students go online to rate and review their professors and schools across the U.S. Users have added more than 19 million ratings, 1.7 million professors and over 7,500 schools to RateMyProfessors.com.
buyer: Cheddar
Cheddar is the leading post-cable news, media, and entertainment company. Cheddar broadcasts live on SlingTV, Hulu Live, YouTube TV, Philo, Twitter, Facebook Watch, Pluto, Xumo and more. "
target parent: Viacom Inc.
target: RateMyProfessors.com
RateMyProfessors.com is the largest online destination for professor ratings. Users have added more than 19 million ratings, 1.7 million professors and over 7,500 schools to RateMyProfessors.com.
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closed 2/4/2004 via BusinessWire

Educational Testing Service, acquired The Pulliam Group

synopsis: Educational Testing Service (ETS), the world's premier educational assessment and research organization, today announced its acquisition of The Pulliam Group, a leading provider of educational software products and professional development services that enable assessment for improved student performance.
buyer: Educational Testing Service
Educational Testing Service is the world's largest private educational testing and measurement organization and a leader in educational research. The company is dedicated to serving the needs of individuals, educational institutions, and government bodies in almost 200 countries. "
target: The Pulliam Group
The Pulliam Group provides Educational Consulting Services in a number of specific areas to meet the needs of schools and school districts in the state of California and nationwide. The services of our firm adjust to meet the ever changing needs of schools, students, teachers and administrators. Th
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announced 8/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

Central Médiacsoport Zrt., will acquire Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne SA

synopsis: Central Médiacsoport, the leading publisher of online and print magazines in Hungary, will acquire Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne (WSiP) from Advent International, a global private equity firm. WSiP is the largest educational publisher in Poland. WSiP offers textbooks, workbooks, and methodological guides.
buyer: Central Médiacsoport Zrt.
Central Médiacsoport is the leading publisher of online and print magazines in Hungary. Their portfolio of magazines include popular brands such as Nők Lapja, National Geographic, Marie Clarie, ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Wellness, Auto, and more. "
target parent: Advent International
target: Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne SA
Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne (WSiP) is the largest educational publisher in Poland. They offer textbooks, workbooks, and methodological guides for all classes of primary schools, junior high schools and high schools, as well as preschool education.
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announced 2/11/2014 via PR Newswire

Marzano Research Laboratory, will acquire Re-Inventing Schools Coalition

synopsis: Marzano Research Laboratory, announced that they have reached an agreement to acquire the Re-Inventing Schools Coalition (RISC), a national educational organization that supports schools and districts in their transition from a time-based to a performance-based system, which results in students realizing their highest learning potential.
buyer: Marzano Research Laboratory
Marzano Research Laboratory is an educational research company with continuous action research in all major areas of schooling in order to provide effective and accessible instructional strategies, leadership strategies, and classroom assessment strategies. "
target: Re-Inventing Schools Coalition
Re-Inventing Schools Coalition (RISC) is a national nonprofit foundation established to transform education systems around the world and produce dramatically improved learning environments and achievement results for all children.
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announced 1/18/2007 via PR Newswire

mtvU, will acquire RateMyProfessors.com

synopsis: mtvU, MTV's 24-hour college network and a division of Viacom Inc.'s MTV Networks, entered a definitive agreement to acquire RateMyProfessors.com, a rapidly growing online destination with more than 6.6 million user-generated ratings of over 900,000 college professors.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: mtvU
Broadcasting to 750 colleges across the country, with an enrollment of over seven million, mtvU is the largest, most comprehensive television network just for college students. 24/7, mtvU can be seen in the dining areas, fitness centers, student lounges and dorm rooms of campuses throughout the U.S."
target: RateMyProfessors.com
RateMyProfessors.com, America's largest collection of college professor ratings (6,600,000), provides an automated system for quickly researching and rating over 900,000 professors from colleges and universities across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
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closed 10/16/2018 via BusinessWire

Cambium Learning Group merged with Veritas Capital Partners,

synopsis: Cambium Learning Group, Inc., a leading educational technology solutions company committed to helping all students reach their full potential, announced that it has completed its previously announced sale to certain affiliates of Veritas Capital, a leading private equity investment firm.
buyer: Veritas Capital Partners
Veritas Capital is a leading private equity firm that invests in companies that provide critical products and services, primarily technology and technology-enabled solutions, to government and commercial customers worldwide. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Cambium Learning Group (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning Group, Inc. is an award-winning educational technology solutions leader dedicated to helping all students reach their potential through individualized and differentiated instruction.
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announced 8/3/2010 via BusinessWire

Pearson plc, will acquire America's Choice

synopsis: Pearson, the world’s leading education company, signed a letter of agreement to acquire America’s Choice, a leading innovator in research-based strategies to help schools, districts, and states dramatically improve student achievement.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,359.58)
Pearson is an international education and media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. "
target: America's Choice
America’s Choice is a leading educational organization offering comprehensive, proven solutions to the complex problems educators face in the era of accountability.
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announced 1/31/2007 via Company Press Release

Veronis Suhler Stevenson, will acquire Cambium Learning

synopsis: Veronis Suhler Stevenson, a leading private equity investor announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Cambium Learning, Inc., a leading education company that provides intervention solutions for literacy and mathematics. Terms of the purchase from J.H.Whitney & Co. were not disclosed.
buyer: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
Veronis Suhler Stevenson is a private equity and mezzanine capital fund management company dedicated to investing in the media, communications, information and education industries in North America and Europe. "
target parent: Whitney & Co. LLC
target: Cambium Learning (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning is an education company that provides research-based, culturally responsive and proven instructional materials, services and technology to help educators raise the achievement level of those pre K through grade 12 students underserved by existing instructional materials.
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announced 9/5/2006 via PR Newswire

HotChalk, Inc., will acquire EdScope, LLC

synopsis: HotChalk, a provider of free curriculum management software to schools, announced the execution of a definitive acquisition agreement for the leading Internet lesson plans provider EdScope, LLC, the parent of http://www.LessonPlansPage.com and the creator of the EduBanners Network.
buyer: HotChalk, Inc.
HotChalk, Inc. provides the HotChalk Network, a powerful solution producing measurable academic results in public secondary schools cross the nation. HotChalk features the HotChalk Learning Environment™, a collaborative web-based software for teachers, students and parents. "
target: EdScope, LLC
EdScope is a limited liability company providing educational websites and services to anyone interested in using them. Educators however, are the primary target audience for most of EdScope's sites.
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closed 3/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Snapplify, acquired Onnie Media

synopsis: South African ed-tech startup Snapplify has acquired Onnie Media, a company that operates digital platforms that act as independent online communities for teachers and educational specialists to share their knowledge and resources. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Cape Town, South Africa.
buyer: Snapplify
Snapplify provides a marketplace for digital education content, related educational services and devices, offering e-learning solutions to over 1,400 schools, colleges and universities, and more than 200,000 students. "
target: Onnie Media
Onnie Media (Pty) Ltd operates digital platforms that act as independent online communities for teachers and educational specialists to share their knowledge and resources. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Cape Town, South Africa.
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closed 2/6/2007 via BNC Analysis

Solution Tree, LLC, purchased conference events division from Teachscape

synopsis: Solution Tree, a Bloomington-based educational publishing and services company, recently acquired NSCI, the conference events division of Teachscape.
buyer: Solution Tree, LLC
Solution Tree, LLC operates as an educational publishing and professional development company. Solution Tree resources have helped K–12 teachers and administrators create safe and caring schools and communities. "
seller: Teachscape
Teachscape is a school effectiveness company, providing a range of solutions that drive increasing levels of student achievement by building the knowledge and skills of instructional leaders and teachers.
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