Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Acquires 25 Percent Stake in SchoolChapters, Inc.

BOSTON – Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced the acquisition of a 25 percent stake in SchoolChapters, Inc., an educational solutions provider dedicated to standards‐based education quality management, accreditation services and community-based resources for educators and learners. Chris Goodson, HMH’s Senior Vice President of Education Services Innovation, will join the Board of Directors, effective immediately.

SchoolChapters provides both educators and learners with an innovative user-centered platform to record, share, and collect portfolios, showcase knowledge and achievements and to manage these against prominent educational standards across US colleges and the pre-K-12 spectrum.

“The combination of SchoolChapters’ best-in-class quality management and accreditation services and HMH’s proven expertise and experience in educator development and assessment will provide both our companies with increased opportunities to develop nimble, effective cloud-based solutions for educators and learners from pre-K to adult education,” said Chris Goodson.

Delivered in the cloud, SchoolChapters’ modular products and services are available online and via mobile apps allowing students and teachers to capture experiences in the field, abroad, or at work and upload them to their portfolios on the go.

“We are thrilled to begin working with HMH — a proven leader in K-12 education solutions, and welcome the knowledge and experience that Chris Goodson will bring to our Board of Directors,” added Claudia Reuter, Chief Executive Officer of SchoolChapters, Inc.

About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global learning company with the mission of changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. Among the world’s largest providers of pre-K–12 education solutions and one of its longest-established publishing houses, HMH combines cutting-edge research, editorial excellence and technological innovation to improve teaching and learning environments and solve complex literacy and education challenges. HMH’s interactive, results-driven education solutions are utilized by 60 million students in 120 countries, and its renowned and awarded novels, non-fiction, children’s books and reference works are enjoyed by readers throughout the world. For more information, visit www.hmhco.com.

About SchoolChapters, Inc.  
SchoolChapters, Inc. delivers innovative solutions for education and life.  SchoolChapters’ solutions allow users in programs ranging from preschools to higher education to collect, share, reflect and showcase their knowledge and achievements through outcomes-based portfolios, with the mission of providing continuous improvement during processes including accreditation, assessment, professional development, and credentialing. SchoolChapters, Inc. is headquartered in West Hartford, CT. For more information, visit www.schoolchapters.com.

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