PARAMUS, NEW JERSEY — March 3, 2022 — Savvas Learning Societya leading provider of next-generation learning solutions for all levels and disciplines from K-12, today announced its acquisition of Rubicon Publishing, Inc., the developer of the all-digital math curriculum the most widely used in Canada.
Based near Toronto, Rubicon is the provider of MathUP, an inquiry-based math program for K-8 students that has become Canada’s best-selling online math product.
“Through its hugely popular online math program, MathUP, Rubicon has become a cutting-edge digital learning company that has transformed math education in Canada,” said Bethlam Forsa, CEO of Savvas Learning Company. “I look forward to building on Rubicon’s successes and becoming the solution provider of choice for educators on both sides of the border.”
“I am very happy and excited that Rubicon is now part of Savvas Learning Company. I have deep respect for Bethlam Forsa, a passionate and innovative publisher who shares my vision for education, and I am confident that she will transform the Savvas-Rubicon business into a powerhouse in the Canadian market and beyond,” said Maggie Goh, who founded Rubicon in 1987.
Since its inception, Rubicon has grown into a company recognized today for its powerful digital math solution, as well as its diverse catalog of nearly 5,000 titles of engaging K-12 literature (including adaptations and translations) read by students around the world. The beautifully illustrated books combine effective instructional design with engaging content across all curriculum areas. Some of Rubicon’s notable products include:
- MathUP — Featuring a web-based platform suitable for computers, interactive whiteboards and mobile devices, this fully online teaching program builds teachers’ knowledge and understanding, resulting in math teaching and learning. better quality.
- Bold characters – With a diverse range of over 550 beautifully designed books, this additional targeted short reader program has proven effective in supporting any reading program (from basic reading and language arts to reading intervention and learning). as a second language) and improve students’ vocabulary and reading. comprehension skills.
- Class Collections — Offering a variety of imaginative and engaging readers for students of all grade levels in a range of formats, this range includes Sankofaa series of books featuring the works of African authors celebrating the black experience, as well as readers and graphic novels illustrating North American Indigenous cultures, and titles that explore engaging topics through multiple perspectives from diverse cultures.
- Collection “The 10” — Featuring a top-10 countdown format, this research-based collection of over 150 non-fiction titles encourages active reading and critical thinking through inquiry-based learning, while also serving to support STEM programs.
Rubicon’s portfolio complements Savvas Learning Company’s suite of next-generation learning solutions that spans all levels and disciplines from K-12 and includes knowledge-based assessment, supplement and intervention programs. research. Savvas’ solutions are powered by its award-winning Savvas Realize learning management system, the digital home of over 1,000 engaging, standards-aligned programs. This revolutionary platform has helped millions of students learn anytime, anywhere.
“What we like about Savvas is that they share our vision of education. They are deeply committed to producing the highest quality educational materials that help all learners realize their full potential,” said Shen Goh, who served as CEO of Rubicon and is the son of the company’s founder. “Savvas is the perfect fit to take Rubicon to new heights.”
About Savvas Learning Company
At Savvas, we believe that learning should inspire. By combining new ideas, new ways of thinking, and new ways of interacting, we design next-generation learning solutions that help prepare students to become global citizens in a more interconnected digital world. To learn more, visit Savvas Learning Society.
Rubicon Publishing, Inc., is an award-winning K-12 digital learning company and complementary education publisher headquartered in Canada. Founded in 1987, Rubicon is a leader in K-12 math and Canada’s leading publisher of K-12 supplementary reading and language arts. Rubicon is recognized for its large and diverse catalog of engaging student literature, beautiful book design, and innovative inquiry-based digital solutions for math. To learn more, visit Rubicon.