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Scholastic Corporation and its subsidiaries engage in publishing and distributing children's books worldwide. The company creates educational and entertaining materials and products for use in school and at home. It publishes and distributes textbooks, educational technology products, curriculum materials, and classroom magazines, as well as print and online reference, and nonfiction products for prekindergarten to 12th grade. Scholastic Corporation also produces and/or distributes software; children's television programming, videos, DVDs, toys, and feature films; and consumer products, including promotional activities and nonbook merchandise, and sponsorship programs. The company distributes its products and services through various channels, including school-based book clubs, school-based book fairs, school-based and direct-to-home continuity programs, retail stores, schools, libraries, Internet, and television networks. It operates in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, China, India, and Ireland. Scholastic Corporation was incorporated in 1986 and is headquartered in New York City.


Pearson plc, through its subsidiaries, operates as a publishing company with its primary operations in the education, business information, and consumer publishing markets in the United States, the United Kingdom, and continental Europe. The company operates in three divisions: Pearson Education, The FT Group, and The Penguin Group. Pearson Education division involves in the educational publishing services. It publishes textbooks, supplementary materials, and electronic education programs for elementary and secondary school, higher education, and business and professional markets. The FT Group division provides international newspaper, print, and online financial information, business magazine, and professional publishing interests. The Penguin Group division operates as English language publishers. It publishes the works of various authors in fiction, nonfiction, reference, and illustrated works. The company was founded in 1844 and is headquartered in London.


Courier Corporation and its subsidiaries engage in printing, publishing, and selling various types of books primarily in the United States. It operates in two segments, Book Manufacturing and Specialty Book Publishing. Book Manufacturing segment produces hard and softcover books, as well as provides related services. It primarily offers bibles, educational texts, and consumer books to religious, educational, and specialty trade book markets. Specialty Book Publishing segment publishes books in approximately 30 specialty categories, including fine and commercial arts, children's books, crafts, music scores, graphic design, mathematics, physics and other areas of science, puzzles, games, social science, stationery items, and classics of literature. It also publishes approximately 800 test preparation and study-guide titles, such as Problem Solvers, Essentials, Super Reviews, and test preparation books. This segment sells its products through bookstore chains, independent booksellers, children's stores, craft stores and gift shops, college bookstores, and teachers' supply stores, as well as through a range of distributors. Courier Corporation was founded in 1824 and is headquartered in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts.


The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. provides information services and products to the education, financial services, and business information markets worldwide. It operates through three segments: McGraw-Hill Education, Financial Services, and Information and Media Services. McGraw-Hill Education segment provides online learning and multimedia tools. Its School Education Group provides educational and professional development materials in various formats to prekindergarten to 12th grade market, as well as assessment and reporting services in the United States. This segment's Higher Education, Professional, and International Group provides e-books, online tutoring, customized course Web sites, subscription services, and materials to the higher education market, as well as focuses on professional, reference, and trade publishing for medical, business, engineering, and other professions. The Financial Services segment provides credit ratings, securities information and evaluations, and risk management and assessment tools; investment services, including equity analysis and investing tools, portfolio and index services, and fund services; and corporate value consulting. The Information and Media Services segment provides business intelligence, analysis, and solutions. Its business-to-business information and media services include Business Week, a business magazine; Platts, a source for energy-industry information and services; McGraw-Hill Construction, which connects people, projects, and products in the design and construction industry; Aviation Week, which provides multimedia information to the aviation and aerospace industry; Healthcare Information that provides clinical and business intelligence, and marketing services to the healthcare industry; and J.D. Power and Associates, a provider of marketing information services for the global automotive industry. The McGraw-Hill Companies was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in New York City.


Peoples Educational Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary, The Peoples Publishing Group, Inc, engages in the publishing, distribution, and marketing of supplementary books, technology, classroom assessment, and professional development materials for the K-12 market. It primarily offers supplementary educational materials for test preparation and assessment, college preparation, instruction, and professional development markets. The company also distributes other publishers products, including books, videos, software, and Internet materials. It sells supplementary educational materials to schools, through catalogs, direct mail, inside sales, and sales representatives. The company was co-founded by James J. Peoples and Diane Miller in 1989 and is based in Saddle Brook, New Jersey.