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McGraw-Hill Education to open office in Boston’s Innovation District

McGraw-Hill Education, which currently has no presence in Boston, said Monday that it plans to open an office in the city's Innovation District that will employ 60 people by the end of the year.

With more than a century of educational heritage, McGraw-Hill Education now describes itself as a digital learning company. Its major offices are in New York City and Columbus, Ohio.

McGraw-Hill Education's Boston office is part of the company's latest initiative to "develop and integrate cutting-edge technologies that meet today's education challenges and attract the best tech talent in the business," the company said in a press release.


Among the company's offerings: SmartBook, an adaptive e-book; ALEKS, an artificially-intelligent adaptive learning program; and 3D multiplayer learning games.

"We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform education, and investing in digital technologies – and the best digital talent that this country and the city of Boston have to offer – is a critical element of our strategy to do just that," Stephen Laster, chief digital officer of McGraw-Hill Education, said in a statement.

The Boston office is one of McGraw-Hill Education's centers of excellence, joining its other centers in Bothell, Wash.; New York; Columbus, Ohio; San Francisco; and Israel, the company said.

Chris Reidy can be reached at reidy@globe.com.