Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announces acquisition of SchoolChapters, Inc.
SchoolChapters’ digital platform allows users to capture and upload photos, videos, and documents at school, at home or in the field
BOSTON, Mass. – July 1, 2014 — Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced the acquisition of SchoolChapters, Inc., an educational solutions provider dedicated to standards-based education quality management, accreditation services and community-based resources for educators and learners. The acquisition is the result of a successful partnership developed since HMH invested in SchoolChapters in April 2013.
SchoolChapters allows both educators and students of all ages to document, record, and share learning artifacts and experiences, showcase knowledge and achievements, and align these portfolios to educational standards across the pre-K-12 and college spectrum. The standards-based solution enables seamless integration with other K-12 digital platforms, including leading learning management systems, enabling the collection of assets over time and across classrooms, schools, districts and learning environments.
“We believe in the power of technology to transform the learning experience and drive teacher effectiveness and student success,” said Brook Colangelo, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, HMH. “This acquisition represents a further investment in leading-edge technologies that place the needs of learners and educators at the center, and signals our unwavering commitment to digital solutions that drive improved student outcomes.”
SchoolChapters’ digital, user-centered platform allows users to capture and upload photos, videos, and documents at school, at home or in the field. SchoolChapters’ technology also allows users to organize curricula, demonstrate competencies, track progress, and collect data for credentials, assessment, accreditation, parent communication, continuous improvement and employment.
“HMH and SchoolChapters share a commitment to the importance of lifelong learning and a belief in the role of technology in improving the teaching and learning experience. And over the last year, the points of synergy between our two companies have grown even further,” added Claudia Reuter, CEO of SchoolChapters. “We are delighted to formally join HMH and look forward to continuing to work together to drive teacher and student success.”
SchoolChapters and its employees will continue to be based in West Hartford, CT.