Are New Standards Changing Reading Instruction and Curriculum Selection?

With schools moving to implement more rigorous standards, some changes are occurring in reading instruction and the resources used for that instruction, although much remains the same.


Is Spending for Classroom Hardware Short-Changing Materials Spending?

Is Spending for Classroom Hardware Short-Changing Materials Spending?

Given the limited budgetary resources of many public districts and schools, it has been speculated that increased spending for classroom hardware may be depressing spending on traditional instructional materials.


It’s a Jungle Out There: The Tricky Business of Indentifying Predatory Publishers in an Open Access Habitat

It’s a Jungle Out There: The Tricky Business of Indentifying Predatory Publishers in an Open Access Habitat

Steady increases in journal subscription costs have given rise to a movement to create free, unfettered access to scholarly research. This movement has the broad support of researchers, governments, private research foundations, college and university faculty and librarians.But disruption of a scholarly publishing ecosystem that traces its roots to the 17th century has given rise to a new breed of publishers with questionable business practices.The latest report from Simba Information, Open Access Journal Publishing 2016-2020, delves into the emergence of such predatory publishers and how the industry is combating it.


More Deals Could Be On Way For ALM Media

By Jaewon Kang, excerpt from TheDeal.com, Dec. 31, 2014

Even as ALM Media Properties LLC nears completing its first deal under new private equity backer Wasserstein & Co. LP, the New York media house is evaluating more acquisitions in the professional services industry.

In December, ALM Media acquired Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory from Bloomberg LP subsidiary Kennedy Information LLC. ALM and Kennedy did not disclose financial terms of the latest transaction. The deal includes Consul...