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    McGraw-Hill Education looks to expand Boston office with 45 new hires

    McGraw-Hill Education said Friday it is leasing additional space in Boston’s Innovation district as it looks to hire an additional 45 employees.

    McGraw-Hill Education, a New York-based digital learning company, opened its Boston office just about a year ago.

    With the new hires, the Boston office should have 105 employees by the end of the year, the company said. To accommodate that growth, the company has leased an additional 7,000 square feet of space at 281 Summer St. With that addition, the company’s office will occupy about 19,000 square feet of space there.


    In its press release, McGraw-Hill Education said: “Since its opening last year, the Boston office has been at the forefront of McGraw-Hill Education’s digital technology developments and successes, including the launch of Connect Insight, a first-of-its-kind data analytics and visualization tool for higher education that allows instructors to make data-driven, real time decisions to immediately identify and help struggling students, and a partnership with Boston-based game developer Muzzy Lane to introduce Practice Spanish, an adaptive study abroad game for college students.”

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    The company also announced the opening of a new office in Seattle that will serve as a hub for enhancing educational technologies.

    In a statement, Stephen Laster, chief digital officer of McGraw-Hill Education, 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. In both cities, we are looking for smart people with a passion for improving education using new, creative solutions that serve the US 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.’’

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