Insights and Ideas in Education | Winter 2018 Newsletter

Published Tue Feb 13 00:00:00 EST 2018

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New Report Highlights K-12 English Learner Education

English learners (EL) are one of the fastest growing populations of students in U.S. K-12 schools. We surveyed over 1,300 educators to better understand the needs, resources, and challenges of supporting these learners in the classroom. Listen to our School Group president, Heath Morrison, and Dr. Jana Echevarria discuss the key findings in this Q&A interview with Larry Jacobs on Edutalk Radio.

Rental Program Offers a More Affordable Option for College Textbooks

As part of our ongoing commitment to making high-quality learning content more affordable and effective for students and institutions, we've launched a new rental program that allows students to access course materials at a significantly reduced cost. Hundreds of copyright 2019 titles will immediately be available for rental on and through distributors starting with Chegg and Barnes & Noble. "By shifting the way we deliver hard-bound textbooks, we’re providing another important option to access McGraw-Hill’s high-quality content and curriculum at a lower price," said Bill Okun, President of Higher Education at McGraw-Hill Education. Learn more in this press release.

Youth Boxing Gym Lands a Winning Combination for Math Success

This January, we renewed our commitment to provide ALEKS adaptive math learning free to students at Detroit's Downtown Boxing Gym. This incredible youth program, based on the motto "Books Before Boxing," combines academic support and physical education to help underprivileged students succeed. After just nine weeks of using ALEKS, students' math scores improved by an average of over 25 percent! Learn how they made it happen in this blog post from

Take the Quiz: Tech Habits & Trends in Higher Education

Today's students are embracing the benefits of learning technology throughout the college experience. We've created a short interactive quiz to highlight the tech habits & preferences of 1,000+ college students who took our Digital Study Trends Survey. Visit to get the full report!

Discover the Power of Learning Science at SXSW EDU 2018

McGraw-Hill Education SXSWedu Lounge

SXSW EDU has become one of the most exciting and inspiring annual gatherings of educators and innovators from preK-12 through college. This year, we've invited daily guest speakers to present on the Learning Science Stage at our Learning Lab in room #406 of the Hilton Austin. We're also hosting a tour of an incredible digital learning space at Austin Community College and helping fund teacher projects through View our full schedule of events & activities at