New Zealand company Global Ed confirms a large, one of a kind deal with United States publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH).

31 Jan 2019 3:48 PM | Mike Hearn (Administrator)

Global Education Systems Ltd (Global Ed) is proud to have secured a new partnership with the largest education publishing company in the United States, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH).

Directors Tracy Strudley and Jill Eggleton QSO have been working with HMH for 12 months. This partnership sees the development of a new Global Ed series, JillE Literacy. It is a reading package containing over 320 books, written by Jill Eggleton, international education consultant and author, to support HMH’s new reading programme, Into Reading.

Global Ed has also worked with New Zealand-based company, Essential Resources, to build supporting teacher material for JillE Literacy.

Eggleton, is delighted with the new partnership. “We need more engaged students. Therefore, we need books that excite them — books that spark emotion, imagination, critical thinking, curiosity and creativity. Getting students interested in reading is my passion.” says Eggleton.

As part of the agreement, Eggleton will travel to the United States twice a year to train teachers on how to teach reading.

“We are immensely proud to be working with HMH,” says Global Ed director, Tracy Strudley. “Their access into classrooms in the United States is second-to-none. Our goal is to teach reading. By doing so we are allowing greater opportunities for students of today and tomorrow. HMH can sell these books across USA, Canada, South America and the Middle East.”

The books will be available for classroom use from June 2019.
Erin Kinard, VP Product Management & Strategy: Humanities, Core Solutions, said “Our partnership with Global Ed will allow us to enhance Into Reading, our next generation core curriculum solution, providing teachers with powerful literacy solutions and engaging titles that empower them to grow learners into strong readers and confident students.”