Why We're So Focused on the Science of Learning

Published March 9, 2015


McGraw-Hill Education's leaders on the importance of improving educational outcomes for all learners.

The science of learning drives everything we do at McGraw-Hill Education. By harnessing it we can combine content and technology in a way that is seamless, elegant, and deeply personalized for each student. It's our goal to truly understand how learning happens so that we can drive the best possible educational outcomes from early childhood on.

Technology will never replace teachers -- instead, it should serve to maximize each minute they spend with students and create new opportunities for one-on-one instruction every single day. When you combine the science of learning with the art of good teaching, there’s no limit to what students can achieve.

The role of the instructor, the intimacy of connection, is what fires the spark. We need to think about how technology can enhance this. - David Levin, CEO

When we apply the science of learning with the personalized technology that engages students and meets their needs, we can better prepare them for success. - David Levin, CEO

Our only reason for being is to improve student achievement. - Peter Cohen, Group President, U.S. Education

Every day of teaching is precious, and you never get it back again. We have to be respectful of that. - Stephen Laster, Chief Digital Officer

The constant of change requires us to think differently. - Dr. Shawn Mahoney, Chief Academic Officer

Higher Education has changed more in the last three years than in the previous 30. - Kurt Strand, Senior Vice President, Products and Markets

The issue of broadband access is a moral and economic imperative to ensuring that our students are ready for the world that awaits. - Peter Cohen and Jeff Livingston

Teachers should not have to be IT experts to make education technologies work together. - Stephen Laster, Chief Digital Officer

I have a philosophy that nobody is bad at Math - they're just in the wrong course. - Kurt Strand, Senior Vice President, Products and Markets