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October 20, 2021

Gale Group Gale launches new SEL and Career Readiness Platform to prepare students for life after graduation. Gale, part of Cengage Group, announced the launch of Gale Presents: Imago, an online social and emotional learning (SEL) and career readiness platform available to K-12 schools. In partnership with IMAGO, the offering allows schools to infuse video-based SEL content into 5th-12th grade curriculums to improve students' emotional intelligence in the classroom to help them thrive in their life and careers after graduation. Now school districts can provide an engaging curriculum to support students' social and emotional development and the building of soft skills needed for 21st century careers. Read Gale's blog about the IMAGO platform. [Full Announcement].

September 8, 2021

Gale Group Gale launches new accredited online adult high school program to public libraries. Gale, part of Cengage Group, announced the launch of Gale Presents: Excel Adult High School, a new online accredited diploma completion program available to public libraries. In partnership with Excel Education Systems, the program is designed to help adults obtain their high school diploma entirely online, as well as prepare them for college and the workplace. This new program comes as the nation's economy is working to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, enabling libraries to provide their communities with education services that create economic growth through the development of future workforces. [Full Announcement].

August 26, 2021

Gale Group Gale to host Impact Live 2021: free virtual event exclusively for public libraries. Gale, part of Cengage Group, will host its first Impact Live 2021 virtual event September 29-30, 2021. This free, two-day, professional development event is exclusively for public library professionals, where they will learn from their peers, thought-leaders and industry experts how they can adapt and ensure their libraries are on a path to success. The event will feature more than 20 sessions and over 40 speakers who will share real-world experiences and best practices as well as explore industry issues, trends and challenges that libraries are facing today. [Full Announcement].

August 12, 2021

Gale Group Gale helps Manassas City Public Schools provide mental health and wellness resources to students. With the kickoff of the 2021-2022 school year, Manassas City Public Schools (MCPS) in northern Virginia is making student mental health a priority as it eases back into in-person classroom settings. The district has partnered with Gale, a Cengage company to help expand its social emotional learning (SEL) awareness program with the purchase of Cameron's Collection and Cameron's Camp for Wellness on the Gale eBooks platform. These new digital resources help students better understand their mental health and provide guidance to strengthen their SEL skills, enabling MCPS to further support student well-being. [Full Announcement].

July 28, 2021

Gale Group Gale Partners with ASECS to provide its North American members access to Eighteenth-Century Collections Online. Gale, a Cengage company, has partnered with the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, the world's largest organization of eighteenth-century scholars, to provide its North American members[i] with access to Gale's Eighteenth-Century Collections Online (ECCO). Now ASECS members have access to the most comprehensive online historical archive on the eighteenth-century, enabling scholarship, enhanced teaching and advanced study of the era. [Full Announcement].

June 23, 2021

Gale Group Gale unveils new archive on Far-Right Groups in America. Gale, a Cengage company, has released the second installment of its Political Extremism and Radicalism series. Political Extremism and Radicalism: Far-Right Groups in America examines the history of radical right movements in the U.S. from 1850-2010s. Available on the Gale Primary Sources platform, this rare, never-before-digitized collection expands upon the first installment, with a particular focus on white supremacist and nationalist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and Aryan Nations. Now scholars and researchers can analyze the rhetoric, ideology and evolution of fringe, right-wing groups to better understand their impact on today's mainstream politics as well as broader society. Read Gale's blog about this new archive. [Full Announcement].

May 5, 2021

Gale Group Gale integrates K-5 eBooks into Gale In Context: Elementary to Deliver a Better Learning Experience to Kids and Enhance Instruction. Gale, a Cengage company, is making the reading experience for young learners more user-friendly. The company has integrated its K-5 eBook content into the Gale In Context: Elementary platform. Now young users can easily navigate and access K-5 eBook content from Gale on one trusted platform, making their learning experience easier and uninterrupted, improving digital literacy outcomes . [Full Announcement].

April 20, 2021

Gale Group It Isn't Enough to Not Be Racist: ULC and Gale call on library executives to actively embrace anti-racism’s Leadership Imperative. The Urban Libraries Council has published a new Leadership Brief on Anti-Racist Executive Leadership for Public Libraries, sponsored by Gale, a Cengage company. This resource examines the deep roots and enduring harm of structural racism in public libraries and challenges library executives to take on a more active, intentional and accountable role in strengthening their libraries as anti-racist institutions. [Full Announcement].

April 6, 2021

Gale Group Gale helps North Bend School District bring mental health and wellness resources to students. With additional pressure being placed on students due to the pandemic and other stressors, Gale, a Cengage company, is helping the North Bend School District 13 (NBSD) support mental health and wellness. Located in North Bend, Oregon, the district is using Cameron's Collection and Cameron's Camp for Wellness on the Gale eBooks platform to help students better understand their mental health and provide guidance to strengthen their social and emotional learning (SEL) skills. [Full Announcement].

March 23, 2021

Gale Group Gale Debuts New Digital Archive Series on British Intelligence. Gale, a Cengage company, is introducing the first module of its new Declassified Documents Online: Twentieth-Century British Intelligence series. Declassified Documents Online: Twentieth-Century British Intelligence, An Intelligence Empire brings together previously classified documents from The U.K. National Archives that offer new viewpoints on the machinery of British intelligence, decolonization and global policy and strategy, including important insight into international politics and diplomacy in the 20th century. Available on the Gale Primary Sources platform, this never-before-digitized collection gives scholars and researchers access to thousands of top secret files that provide historical context on the history of British intelligence. Now researchers can make comparisons and connections, enabling greater understanding of the historical impact Britain's intelligence agencies have had on the world today. Read Gale's blog about this new archive. [Full Announcement].

March 4, 2021

Gale Group Thorndike Press partners with Beanstack and Mark Cuban to sponsor Level Up national K-12 summer 2021 reading challenge. Thorndike Press from Gale, a Cengage company, has teamed up with Beanstack and Mark Cuban to bring schools a national K-12 summer reading challenge, ‘Level Up.' The challenge was designed to lessen the impact of summer slide and keep students engaged and reading all summer long. Schools can win cash prizes, book collections or a virtual visit from Newbery award-winning author, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. The challenge is free, but schools must register to participate. It will run June 1, 2021 through July 15, 2021. [Full Announcement].

February 25, 2021

Gale Group Gale and Bodleian Libraries at University of Oxford announce the Gale Scholar Asia Pacific, Digital Humanities Oxford Fellowships. The Bodleian Libraries and Gale, a Cengage Company, are delighted to announce the launch of the Gale Scholar Asia Pacific, Digital Humanities Oxford Fellowships program. Funded by Gale, the fellowships will support three scholars for a three-month period of research into a digital humanities related topic at the University of Oxford, using the Centre for Digital Scholarship of the Bodleian Libraries. The goal of the program is to encourage emerging digital humanities scholarship in the Asia Pacific region and progress the contribution of non-Western and regional perspectives in the field of digital humanities research. [Full Announcement].

January 26, 2021

Gale Group Gale In Context: For Educators Launches New Teacher Learning Center. Gale, a Cengage company, is helping educators enhance skills for virtual lesson planning and online teaching. The company has launched Gale In Context: For Educators' new Learning Center, an on-demand professional learning hub for finding, organizing and learning how to teach – virtually or in-person – using the content created within For Educators. Now teachers can take control of their own professional learning and find support as they work to use For Educators to drive student learning outcomes. [Full Announcement].

December 2, 2020

Gale Group Shandong University joins the ranks of prestigious universities in China to acquire Gale Scholar. Shandong University is the latest university in China to acquire Gale Scholar, from Gale, a Cengage company, empowering its researchers to make fresh discoveries through digital access to millions of pages from Gale Primary Sources. Gale Scholar offers institutions access to core collections in Gale Primary Sources totaling more than 170 million digitized pages from the vaults of world renowned libraries, covering over 500 years of international history. [Full Announcement].

November 18, 2020

Gale Group Gale Enhances Miss Humblebee’s Academy to Improve User Experience and Deliver Better Learning Outcomes. To help schools, parents and caregivers meet the needs of their early learners and further empower their learning journey toward school readiness, Gale, a Cengage company has made major enhancements to Miss Humblebee's Academy, its award-winning interactive online learning solution for children ages three to six. [Full Announcement].

October 27, 2020

Gale Group Gale Case Studies launches to help higher education instructors bring social justice issues to the forefront of course curriculum. Gale, a Cengage company, is helping college and university instructors develop and strengthen students' critical thinking skills around contemporary social justice issues using historical content. Gale Case Studies, a new online instructional tool launched by the company today, provides faculty with teaching resources to help students critically analyze culturally relevant social justice issues through the lens of primary sources on topics such as LGBTQ+, race, political extremism and public health concerns. This new resource promotes the student growth of transferable, 21st century skills through an interdisciplinary approach that fosters the use of primary sources to interrogate social issues and develop inferences for the future. Read the Gale blog about why Gale Case Studies was created. [Full Announcement].

September 23, 2020

Gale Group Gale Helps Charleston County School District Integrate Social Emotional Learning and Diversity and Inclusion in the Classroom and at Home. With mental health issues and racial injustices on the rise, Gale, a Cengage company, is helping the Charleston County School District (CCSD) provide its students and school staff with authoritative digital resources to support social and emotional learning (SEL) and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). The district is using professional learning and student collections on Gale eBooks to help educators and learners strengthen their understanding and provide guidance for mental health and racial equity to create more supportive and inclusive learning environments. [Full Announcement].

September 1, 2020

Gale Group Gale launches new online career assessment platform for libraries to help job seekers navigate today’s economy. Gale, a Cengage company, today announced the launch of Gale Presents: Peterson's Career Prep, a new innovative online career assessment platform for libraries – powered by Peterson's® – that gives patrons access to career development tools. Now libraries can provide job seekers with career planning and guidance resources to explore new paths that align with their interests and skills to achieve their professional goals in today's job market. Read Gale's blog about the new platform. [Full Announcement].

June 30, 2020

Gale Group Gale Analytics launches new Interactive Dashboards to help public libraries gain deeper insights into community interests and needs. Gale, a Cengage company, is helping public libraries analyze data more efficiently to better serve their patrons and communities. Gale Analytics has introduced new interactive dashboards that provide public libraries with valuable insights into their service areas. Now library staff can dynamically interact with data to better understand the lifestyles and behaviors of households in their communities to design and market customized library services and resources to fit their needs. [Full Announcement].

June 2, 2020

Gale Group Gale Relaunches Kids InfoBits as Gale In Context: Elementary with Enhanced User Experience to Deliver Better Learning Outcomes. Gale, a Cengage company, has a new addition to its award-winning Gale In Context family of products. Kids InfoBits has been relaunched as Gale In Context: Elementary, with new and improved features that provide young learners with a better user experience to help them build their learning and critical thinking skills. Completely redesigned and built exclusively for elementary school learners, Gale In Context: Elementary provides a more intuitive, kid-friendly platform with a strong focus on learning development and student success. This enables teachers to gradually help students become successful at learning as they transition to higher grade levels, putting them on a path to discovery that fosters future-ready skills [Full Announcement].