McGraw-Hill Education and New Oriental Unveil College and Career Readiness Program for China's Students
McGraw-Hill Education (NYSE: MHP) – as part of its continued strategy to advance English-language and critical-thinking skills for students worldwide – has designed a groundbreaking after-school program in China that will potentially touch more than 500,000 students. The program, developed in partnership with the New Oriental Education & Technology Group (NYSE: EDU), is being rolled out this week. It will help students develop the skills they need to succeed in a Western higher education environment and in virtually any career in the world.
The students who will benefit from this print and digital program are enrolled in eight after-school "MaxEn" centers operated by New Oriental in Beijing and other cities across China. Through an agreement announced in November 2011 to establish a joint venture with New Oriental, McGraw-Hill Education is providing its deep educational expertise, which includes curriculum development and instructional design, to co-develop the program for students ages 10-17.
"As more Chinese students go beyond the nation's borders to study and work, it is essential that they develop the language and critical thinking skills they need to compete and collaborate successfully," said Philip