McGraw Hill Education to expand Boston office to accommodate growing digital research and development, opens new office in Seattle for enhancing educational technologies; company wants to personalize learning technologies, build digital portfolio

NEW YORK , June 27, 2014 (press release) – New and expanded offices will see arrival of around 140 new hires from hotbeds of technology and innovation; Company's ed-tech investments continue

McGraw-Hill Education today announced that it is expanding its Boston office to accommodate the company's growth and increasing employee headcount in digital research and development. The company also announced the opening of a new office in Seattle to serve as a hub for enhancing educational technologies for the K-12, higher education, assessment and professional markets. Both initiatives are designed to further McGraw-Hill Education's leadership position in personalized learning technologies and build on the company's portfolio of digital learning solutions.

"Boston and Seattle will play a pivotal role in our efforts to transform education through the use of collaborative, intuitive and adaptive digital learning technologies," said Stephen Laster, chief digital officer of McGraw-Hill Education. "In both cities, we are looking for smart people with a passion for improving education using new, creative solutions that serve the U.S. and global markets. We've made incredible strides in transforming McGraw-Hill Education into a leader in digital education, and these new offices and employees will help us accelerate that progress."

McGraw-Hill Education, which opened its Boston office last June, plans to hire an additional 45 employees to take its total to approximately 105 by the end of 2014. To accommodate this growth, the company is leasing an additional 7,000 square feet, taking its total office space at 281 Summer Street in the city's "Innovation District" to 19,000 square feet.

Since its opening last year, the Boston office has been at the forefront of McGraw-Hill Education's digital technology developments and successes, including the launch of Connect Insight, a first-of-its kind data analytics and visualization tool for higher education that allows instructors to make data-driven, real time decisions to immediately identify and help struggling students, and a partnership with Boston-based game developer Muzzy Lane to introduce Practice Spanish, an adaptive study abroad game for college students. The Boston office is also home to many of the McGraw-Hill Education employees responsible for the development of the company's adaptive learning products, including LearnSmart and SmartBook.

The new office in Seattle, located at 83 King Street, will supplement the company's efforts to continue the development of industry-leading innovations that reimagine educational technologies. The 24,000 square feet office will house 150 employees and serve as the company's sixth digital R&D hub.

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