Every fourth child leaves primary school in Germany without sufficient reading skills, per the Börsenverein’s report on the ‘IGLU’ analysis.
Germany’s Börsenverein Joins Urgent Calls for a ‘National Reading Plan’
The publishers and booksellers of Germany are calling for an urgent, coordinated ‘National Reading Plan’ to combat educational shortfalls.
Scotland’s New £30,000 SLIC Fund Backs ‘Pioneering Library Projects’
Stressing its search for innovative projects in higher education and specialist installations, Scotland’s new SLIC fund is open for proposals.
PRH Announces a Last Extension to Its Pandemic-Era Open-License Program
Set up in March 2020, Penguin Random House’s open-license program allows for content usage in remote-teaching.
International Children’s Books Edition: Germany’s ‘Language Day-Care’ Debate
Many in Germany’s book industry are protesting a planned removal from the federal budget of a reading-focused day-care program.
Canadian Publishing Hails Ottawa’s Copyright Commitment
After a decade of wrenching struggle, Canada’s new federal budget specifically promises relief for beleaguered, unpaid copyright holders.
French Publishers: A Second Round of ‘Comics in the Classroom’
The French publishers’ association, SNE, is rolling out its second round of ‘Comics in the Classroom’ to promote learning and reading skills.
AAP StatShot: The United States’ Publishing Industry Gained 12.2 Percent in 2021
The final 2021 report from the Association of American Publishers shows December up 2.8 percent over December 2020, at US$1.1 billion.
UNESCO on Education Day 2022: ‘We Must Rethink Education’
Audrey Azoulay, the UNESCO chief in Paris, calls for ‘a broad movement’ to reframe and revitalize education.
Canada’s 10-Year Publishing Crisis: ‘This Broken Copyright Framework’
After years in the court system trying to regain copyright revenue for educational content, Canada’s publishers and authors look to Parliament.