Ideas in Education | Back-to-School 2018 Newsletter

Published August 23, 2018



SXSW EDU 2019 Panel Picker voting ends soon! We’ve proposed six inspiring education panels featuring some of the brightest minds in education today. Vote for your favorite proposals by August 30, 2018 to help set the agenda for one of next year’s most exciting education events. View Proposals & Vote >


PreK-12 Education News

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Did you hear the big news? We’ve announced an exciting new collaboration with early childhood experts at Sesame Workshop. Starting next fall, our Wonders literacy programs (K-5) will feature Sesame’s proven content and engaging characters to help teach students important social emotional learning skills like self-awareness, empathy, and more. Press Release >


Help drive your school’s digital transformation. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite resources designed to help edtech coaches accelerate digital growth and maximize their impact in their learning communities. Blog Post >

Make equity a reality in your school this year. Ensuring all students have equitable education opportunities is a shared responsibility of the entire education community. Our School Group president, Heath Morrison, explains how to get all stakeholders involved.


Fun contest for teachers! Teachers, we want to hear about your biggest goal for the new school year. Follow @mcgrawhillk12 on Twitter and tweet about one of your goals using the hashtag #MyNewSchoolYearGoals, and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $250 gift card. Enter by September 10, 2018 for a chance to win big for your classroom! Contest Details >


Higher Education News & Insights

New studies demonstrate impact of adaptive learning technology. Two new studies of nearly 12,000 college chemistry and mathematics students shows that those with access to dynamic, personalized learning pathways have better preparation, motivation, and information retention. Learn how the ALEKS program, which is powered by artificial intelligence, is positively impacting learning outcomes. Study Results >


Helping make learning materials more affordable. We recently announced six new partners in our rapidly growing textbook rental program, which can help students save up to 70% on the cost of new materials. We’ve also teamed-up with universities to expand our Inclusive Access program offerings, which ensure that all students can access and use course materials starting on the first day of class. Press Release >


New survey results released! Our fifth annual Future Workforce Survey asked 1,000+ college students about their career preparations, goals, and expectations. Get the full report to learn how ready today's college students feel to join the workplace. Full Report >


Why is efficacy research so important in education? Educators are increasingly reliant on evidence to make smart decisions about learning technology. Our Sr. Data Scientist, Shirin Mojarad, examines the pitfalls of common efficacy research methods used in education and describes a more effective hybrid approach developed by learning scientists at McGraw-Hill Education. Read the Article >


Company News

2018 McGraw Prize Awards

Celebrating educators who make a difference. The winners of the 2018 McGraw Prize in Education were honored at the 2018 ASU GSV Innovation Summit. Watch each winner's acceptance speech to learn what inspires them and how they're helping increase human potential. Blog Post >

Renowned medical reference updated. Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine was first published in 1950. The landmark 20th edition of this comprehensive medical reference book is now available with new and revised content covering areas including the latest diagnostic methods and technologies, LGBT healthcare, microbial resistance to therapeutics, clinical applications of epigenetics and genomics, and more. Press Release >