McGraw-Hill Spring 2016 News Update
Published April 13, 2016
A snapshot of the latest news, activities, innovations, and learning science career opportunities from McGraw-Hill.
Company News & Announcements
2016 McGraw Prize Award Ceremony Comes to ASU GSV Summit
As part of our new partnership with Arizona St. University, the 2016 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education award ceremony will be held at this year’s ASU GSV Summit. This year’s McGraw Prize honorees are Anant Agarwal of edX, Alberto M. Carvalho of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and Sakena Yacoobi of the Afghan Institute of Learning. Read complete bios of this year’s extraordinary winners here.
2015 Digital Sales Outperform Print for the First Time
Last year our total U.S. sales of digital product topped print for the first time in our 125+ year company history. We experienced double-digit user growth as well as strong gains in engagement in our top digital platforms including ALEKS, Connect, and LearnSmart. We now have over 1,400 adaptive course offerings in U.S. K-20 education. Learn more about our digital transformation here.
Data Shows Students Want Real-Time Feedback from Digital Learning Tools
Our data shows that today's digitally-adept college students want immediate feedback from personalized learning technology. U.S. Group President Peter Cohen explains how adaptive ed-tech can leverage students' natural motivations to make the college learning experience more enjoyable and effective. Read more on the Huffington Post.
Future Ready Events Help Schools with Digital Learning Transformation
We've teamed-up with the Alliance for Excellent Education and Future Ready Schools to sponsor an Interactive Planning Dashboard and host a series of free Future Ready Summits and Workshops to help schools plan and track progress toward their digital goals. To register or learn more about upcoming Future Ready events, click here.
April is National Bilingual/Multilingual Learner Advocacy Month
Our support of National Bilingual/Multilingual Learner Advocacy Month underscores our company's overall commitment to diversity and our vision of unlocking the full potential of each learner. Join us throughout April as we celebrate and extend national awareness of the impact bilingual education has on student achievement. Learn more.
New Study Reveals the Impact of Connect on Student Outcomes
Data collected from dozens of colleges and universities demonstrates the measurable effect of Connect on student success and achievement. To learn more, click here.
Preparing Students for the Workforce: Whose Job Is It?
Educators often don’t see themselves in the job training business, but rather in the business of imparting intellectual skills and habits of learning—what they teach often doesn't include student outcomes after graduation. Should that change? Read on.
Professional and Trade Publications
Our business and trade publications help millions of professional learners improve their skills, provide strategic leadership, and gain career-changing credentials. Here are highlights from some of our top-selling titles in 2016 so far:
Real Leadership | #2 on Wall St. Journal Bestseller Hardcover Business List for April 2-8 (also appears in previous weeks)
Innovation the Cleveland Clinic Way | #1 CEO Read February, 2016 Bestseller List
Wooden on Leadership: How to Create a Winning Organization | Nearly 1 million copies already sold!
Careers in Learning Science
Our work in the research and application of learning science is constantly changing and relies on our deeply talented and diverse workforce. This spring our #MHECareers series of live Q&A Twitter chats has brought together some of today’s top experts to offer advice on business etiquette, professional networking, veterans employment, company culture, and more. View highlights from all of #MHECareers chats here.
For the second consecutive year McGraw-Hill has been named as a Top-100 Employer in humanities/liberal arts/education and natural sciences by Universum’s annual survey of thousands of college students and graduates. Discover our latest career opportunities in learning science at careers.mheducation.com.