Paxen Publishing Completes the Purchase of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Adult Education Assets

April 9, 2018 – Indian Harbour Beach, Florida — Paxen Publishing today announced that it has purchased the adult education assets of global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH). Historically, Paxen has been a partner for HMH in the adult education space, providing content for GED, High School Equivalency, and Career Pathways curricula.

As part of this purchase agreement, Paxen welcomes key team members from HMH and will maintain continuity of service for customers who have come to depend on HMH and its Steck Vaughn adult education solutions.

“We look forward to making significant investments in the many wonderful resources we are acquiring, ensuring their continued growth. Our aim is to be the first choice for those seeking the highest quality learning tools designed especially for adult learners,” says industry veteran and Paxen Publishing chairman Herb Hilderley.

Lee Ramsayer, Executive Vice President, Global Sales, HMH adds, “Paxen has been a valued partner and we are confident they will maintain and build upon the legacy of HMH’s portfolio of materials for this important and underserved market.”

Paxen Publishing plans to begin developing materials for the new TABE test immediately and also will work to bring SkillsTutor, the well-respected supplemental online learning platform, back to the marketplace. Paxen CEO Richard Semancik says, “We are thrilled to be taking over the impressive list of adult education products developed by HMH. And we are very happy to be retaining the talented and passionate staff who will help us expand and refine this business.”

Paxen Publishing is a privately held company with over 25 years of experience developing publications and digital solutions for adult education, workforce preparation, and the corrections and juvenile justice markets.

HMH is a global learning company committed to delivering integrated K-12 solutions that engage learners, empower educators and improve student outcomes (NASDAQ: HMHC).

About Paxen Publishing
Paxen Publishing is a recognized leader in the development of a wide array of curriculum that helps Americans build functional, employable skills and attain a GED with potential for higher educational goals. Meeting the diverse needs of government agencies, national non-profits, school districts, private companies and foundations alike, Paxen’s custom learning materials provide teachers and individuals with the tools they need in order to build lasting academic, job and life skills.

Media Contacts For Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Leah Riviere

For Paxen Publishing
Richard Semancik