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McGraw-Hill Education partners around the world with students, educators, administrators and other professionals to deliver engaging, adaptive and personalized solutions that improve performance and results.  We combine proven, research-based content with the best emerging digital technologies to guide assessment, teaching and learning to achieve the best possible outcome for students, instructors and institutions.  McGraw-Hill Education employs more than 6,000 people in 44 countries and publishes in more than 60 languages.



Highlights of the company’s long history in education include:

1888 James H. McGraw, originally a school teacher from upstate New York, purchases The American Journal of Railway Appliances, to meet growing demand for insight into the rail industry. John A. Hill serves as editor at Locomotive Engineer.
1909 James McGraw and John Hill join their book publishing departments to form the McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.
1917 The McGraw and Hill Companies merge to form the McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, Inc.
1930 The Book Company enters the trade-book field with Whittlesey House in February. The first title published is The World's Economic Dilemma, by Ernest Minor Patterson.
1948 Economics, the textbook version of Nobel laureate Dr. Paul Samuelson’s book Foundations of Economic Analysis is published. The book will go on to be one of the world’s best-selling college textbooks, and remains in heavy use today.
1952 The secondary school list of Harper & Brothers is purchased and merged with the School Department of the Book Company, marking an expansion from higher education to secondary education publishing to meet the needs of the post-World War II "baby boom."
1965 California Test Bureau (CTB) joins McGraw-Hill, strengthening the Company’s leadership in the elementary and high school education and assessment market.
1970 McGraw-Hill enters a joint venture with Tata Group in India, establishing Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Co. Ltd. Tata McGraw-Hill Education is a market leader in providing learning solutions to India’s burgeoning economy.
1988 The Book Company acquires the school and college division of Random House, Inc.
1989 McGraw-Hill College Division, working with Eastman Kodak and R. R. Donnelley, introduces the first computerized publishing system (PRIMIS) allowing instructors to customize a textbook to match their curriculum.

McGraw-Hill and Macmillan, Inc. create a joint venture company, Macmillan/McGraw-Hill School Publishing Company, combining their K-12 units. McGraw-Hill would go on to acquire Macmillan's shares in 1993.
1996 Times Mirror Higher Education is acquired by McGraw-Hill, expanding the company’s reach in the college/university market.
2000 McGraw-Hill expands its presence in both the PreK-12 and higher education markets through the acquisition of Tribune Education.
2006 CTB/McGraw-Hill becomes the first company in the industry to offer measurement-based, formative, online assessment with the launch of its Acuity suite.
2009 McGraw-Hill Education creates a Center for Digital Innovation bridging the digital divide between students' digital activity inside and outside the classroom.

McGraw-Hill Education launches McGraw-Hill Connect®, the most advanced all-digital teaching and learning exchange for higher education. Just six months after its launch, Connect was being used by more than 1.2 million teachers and students across the U.S.
2010 McGraw-Hill Education acquires Tegrity, provider of award-winning, automated service that captures class lectures for college students.

McGraw-Hill Education launches an online assessment platform with unique speech recognition technology to accelerate English language learning in China.
2011 McGraw-Hill Education is first to provide universal access to its digital content and tools directly from any learning management system at any college or university.

McGraw-Hill and New Oriental form joint venture to provide 21st century skills critical to the development of China's workforce.
2012 McGraw-Hill Higher Education enters consumer market by offering LearnSmart, industry-leading adaptive learning technology, directly to students.

McGraw-Hill Education acquires Key Curriculum, publisher of Sketchpad, the world's leading software for teaching mathematics.  The acquisition strengthens McGraw-Hill Education's position as a leader in dynamic math education technology and expands company offerings that address Common Core State Standards.
2013 The McGraw-Hill Companies completes the sale of McGraw-Hill Education to investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC (APO).
The company launches SmartBook™, the world's first ever adaptive e-book, which revolutionizes college reading by focusing students on content most critical to their learning.

MHE acquires ALEKS Corporation, strengthening the company’s position as the leader in delivering personalized learning experiences through adaptive technology.
MHE completes its acquisition of all of the shares in Tata McGraw-Hill Education Private Limited, the company's long-time joint venture with Tata Group in India.

CTB/McGraw-Hill formally introduced the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), a Common Core-aligned high school equivalency assessment.