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#SYP2020: Educational Publishing in 2020.

The final countdown is on to our inaugural conference 2020: A Publishing Odyssey. So, we wanted to know what people thought different areas of the publishing world will (or should) be like come 2020. 1,012 more words

Publishing

Beyond GW's Cake: Grassroots, Scholastic, and Teaching Truth

Listeners might have heard something, earlier this month, about Scholastic Books’ effort to sell “A Birthday Cake for George Washington” and their eventual decision to eat it instead. 1,041 more words

National Issues

Are educational publishers just in it for the money?

Let me start by saying that I, for one, am passionately concerned about education and schools. I want our books to have a positive influence on schools. 311 more words

Brilliant Publications

Financial Experts Tell Pearson: Watch Out...Maybe Exit

Pearson better watch out
It better not cry
Don’t even pout
I’m telling you why
Santa ain’t coming to your town.
— Alan Singer, “Even Santa Can’t Save Pearson (Mis)Education”

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National Issues

Minneapolis Parts Ways with Lazy Lucy

Two weeks ago, the Education Town Hall reported on the strange career of Lazy Lucy in Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) and related issues. (See Lazy Lucy, Literacy in Corrections Facilities, and Reading Horizons… 686 more words

National Issues

Why are assessment books these days horrific?

The culture in Singapore is that tuition lessons and assessment books are a must. It is as mandatory as the clothes that the child wears. Just the other day while I was scouting out the competitor’s textbooks on my day off, I overheard a mother saying “Boy, you’re weak in which subject… 662 more words

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