McGraw-Hill Education plans to expand its Boston, Massachusetts, office and establish an educational technologies hub in Seattle, Washington.
In Massachusetts the company is expanding its Boston facility to accommodate growth and an increasing employee headcount in digital research and development. The company also opened an office in Seattle to serve as a hub for enhancing educational technologies for the K-12, higher education, assessment and professional markets. “Both initiatives are designed to further McGraw-Hill Education's leadership position in personalized learning technologies and build on the company's portfolio of digital learning solutions,” company officials said.
"Boston and Seattle will play a pivotal role in our efforts to transform education through the use of collaborative, intuitive and adaptive digital learning technologies," said Stephen Laster, Chief Digital Officer of McGraw-Hill Education. "In both cities, we are looking for smart people with a passion for improving education using new, creative solutions that serve the U.S. and global markets. We've made incredible strides in transforming McGraw-Hill Education into a leader in digital education, and these new offices and employees will help us accelerate that progress."
The Boston office has been at the forefront of McGraw-Hill Education's digital technology developments and successes. McGraw-Hill Education’s Boston office plans to hire an additional 45 employees to take its total to approximately 105 by the end of 2014. To accommodate this growth, the company is leasing an additional 7,000 square feet, taking its total office space at 281 Summer Street in the city's "Innovation District" to 19,000 square feet.
The new office in Seattle, located at 83 King Street, will supplement the company's efforts to continue the development of industry-leading innovations that reimagine educational technologies. The 24,000 square feet office will house 150 employees and serve as the company's sixth digital R&D hub.