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McGraw Hill and Maarif Education Partner to Accelerate Hybrid Learning in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Over 23,000 students along with 2,888 teaching and academic staff will benefit from access to McGraw Hill’s world class educational resources in both print and digital, supported by digital learning platforms including ALEKS, ConnectEd, and Open Learning Platform (OLP)

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Feb. 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — McGraw Hill and Maarif Education have entered an agreement that makes McGraw Hill the exclusive learning partner for Maarif Education across all 10 of its campuses in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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The partnership provides Maarif Education access to McGraw Hill’s proprietary content in both print and digital formats, as well as to resources from third-party publishers through a single provider.

Through the partnership signed in May last year, Maarif Education has already rolled out McGraw Hill’s core and supplemental math, science, and literacy programs across its campuses from grades pre-K through 12. These include Inspire Science, Reveal Math, and Wonders, as well as intervention programs to provide students with a personalized learning path and help bring students up to grade level. The programs will be accompanied by McGraw Hill’s state-of-the-art digital learning platforms including ConnectEd, Open Learning Platform (OLP) and ALEKS.

To ensure successful implementation of these programs, the schools have a dedicated support team from McGraw Hill on which they can rely for curriculum delivery, academic and technical training, Learning Management System “LMS” integration, and professional development, along with a wide range of on-demand resources.

In addition to providing on-going teacher-training, McGraw Hill organized two weeks of professional development that covered best practices in teaching and learning to upskill teaching staff across all campuses.

The partnership is one-of-a-kind for Saudi Arabia in that it’s rare for a K-12 education group of Maarif Education’s size to entrust a single learning partner for all its educational needs. The landmark collaboration underscores the commitment of both organizations to advance K-12 education in the Kingdom and align with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 of developing a highly skilled population.

Lefteris Souris, SVP and Managing Director for K-12/School with McGraw Hill’s International group, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, “We are thrilled to join forces with Maarif Education to transform education in Saudi Arabia. McGraw Hill is dedicated to enhancing learning outcomes for learners at all stages, and we see this partnership as a significant step toward achieving that goal. Together, we will provide the best K-12 education in the Kingdom, equipping students with the knowledge and skills they need to excel in the digital age.”

Ihab Ibrahim Osman, CEO of Maarif Education, remarked, “At Maarif Education, we believe that digital learning goes hand-in-hand with print-based learning methods and is imperative for the future success of our students. Our goals are ambitious, and we see ourselves leading the way in transforming primary and secondary education in Saudi Arabia. McGraw Hill is a global leader in education that understands our vision and can create bespoke solutions for us quickly and at scale. I am confident that with their support, we will be able to accelerate the achievement of our vision.”

Chetan Sehgal, Managing Director of Panworld Education, a key delivery partner for McGraw Hill in the Middle East commented, “This is a great opportunity for us to demonstrate positive change at the school level across the Kingdom and we are looking forward to continuing our partnership with both organizations.”

About McGraw Hill:
McGraw Hill is a leading global education company that partners with millions of educators, learners and professionals around the world. Recognizing their diverse needs, we build trusted content, flexible tools and powerful digital platforms to help them achieve success on their own terms. Through our commitment to equity, accessibility and inclusion, we foster a culture of belonging that respects and reflects the diversity of the communities, learners and educators we serve. McGraw Hill has over 40 offices across North America, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and South America, and makes its learning solutions for PreK-12, higher education, professionals and others available in more than 80 languages. Visit us at mheducation.com or find us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn or Twitter.

About Maarif Education:
Over its 50+ year history, Maarif has enriched the lives of tens of thousands of families across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with rigorous national and international education delivered via Manarat Schools, Al Faisaliah Schools, Green Hills International Schools, Nour Al Islam Schools, and AIS in partnership with Saudi Aramco. Maarif strives hard to achieve academic excellence and to provide its students with an exceptional educational environment and a well-rounded experience that empowers them to become active and effective leaders in their communities and society with a progressive global outlook while embodying a proud and genuine national identity. Maarif is leading and driving the development of the K12 education sector in Saudi Arabia based on international best practices and standards in complete alignment and support for the realization of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. Maarif currently operates 10 educational campuses throughout the Kingdom that includes 74 different national and international kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high schools for girls and boys, that serves 23,000 students, and employs over 2888 teaching and academic staff.

Contacts:

Tyler Reed
McGraw Hill
(914) 512-4853
tyler.reed@mheducation.com

Shada Aldahash
Maarif Education
+966 920009917
info@maarif.sa

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