McGraw-Hill Education Strikes Far-Reaching Deal With Open Education Curriculum Provider

McGraw-Hill Education has reached a deal to build upon and sell a commercial version of a popular curriculum developed by an open educational resources provider, in a deal that marks a potentially major shift in open materials’ role in the K-12 marketplace.

The giant education company recently finalized a partnership with Illustrative Mathematics, an organization that has created an open middle grades math curriculum, with high school to come.

In a separate agreement, Illustrative Mathematics has also formed a partnership with a smaller publisher, Kendall Hunt, which will host a free, online version of IM’s middle and high school curriculum.