A teacher at work in her third-grade class in Chicago.

British publisher cashes in on American education

Feb 10, 2015
Pearson makes money, even without results, off America's obsession with academics.
Posted In: Education, standardized tests, textbooks

Rise of the digital college textbook

Feb 26, 2014
Textbook publishers hope to avoid extinction.
Posted In: textbooks, Education, student life, college

Education start-up looks to disrupt textbook market

Jun 4, 2013
Boston-based start-up Boundless, which provides free educational materials online, says it's looking to help cash-strapped students find an alternative to expensive textbooks.
Posted In: higher education, Education, textbooks

An unlikely partnership to build the e-textbook business

Apr 30, 2012
When you think ebooks, the iPad and the Kindle come to mind -- not Microsoft Windows. But Microsoft's been losing enough ground in tablets and e-readers that today it's decided to spend $300 million to invest in Barnes & Noble's Nook digital-book business.
Posted In: Nook, textbooks, Barnes & Noble, Microsoft

Microsoft invests in Nook

Apr 30, 2012
Add another player to the digital textbook market. Microsoft announced at $300 million investment in Barnes & Noble's Nook reader.
Posted In: Barnes & Noble, textbooks, e-books, Nook, nook tablet, Microsoft

Apple’s new textbook program seems to be going well

Jan 23, 2012
What's your book going to be about? I'm thinking a zombie-kangaroo-road-trip thingy will sell well.
Posted In: apple, iBooks, textbooks

What grade do e-textbooks get? Incomplete

Jan 19, 2012
Apple prepares to step into murky waters.
Posted In: textbooks, apple, iPad, Education

Are classrooms prepared for e-textbooks?

Jan 19, 2012
Apple is expected to announce its entry into the world of e-textbooks. But how have digital textbooks fared in the classroom so far?
Posted In: e-books, textbooks

Rumor roundup (yee-ha!) on tomorrow’s Apple event

Jan 18, 2012
Rumblings about textbooks.
Posted In: apple, textbooks, iPad

Bye-bye big backpacks?

Jan 12, 2012
An Apple event next week. Commence mouth foaming, nerds.
Posted In: apple, textbooks