Melbourne, 17 May 2019
Hawker Brownlow Education, Australasia’s leading provider of educational resources, events and professional development services, today marks the beginning of a new era as a Solution Tree company. Solution Tree, a premier educational publisher and professional development provider, acquired Hawker Brownlow Education in January 2019. Hawker Brownlow Education, a Solution Tree company launches a refreshed corporate identity at its 16th Annual Thinking and Learning Conference in Melbourne, 16 May 2019.
According to Solution Tree's CEO, Jeffrey C. Jones, "Our acquisition of Hawker Brownlow Education represents nearly four decades of knowledge among some of the most effective educators in the world. This union of Solution Tree and Hawker Brownlow Education means we will provide even greater professional learning opportunities for educators in Australia and New Zealand to help them ensure learning for all students."
Since 1985, Hawker Brownlow Education has empowered educational professionals and provided them with the tools and skills they need to improve classrooms and raise student achievement. Founded by Elaine Brownlow, Hawker Brownlow Education has ensured Australian educators have access to high quality, expert resources unmatched in breadth and scope.
“Hawker Brownlow Education is exceptionally well-known and trusted by Australian educational professionals,” said Alicia Cohen, Hawker Brownlow Education managing director. “We wanted to mark this important transition in the company’s history by paying tribute to Elaine’s contribution to F-12 education. What better way to do this than by respecting a name so well-known to our customers, while looking toward the future as a Solution Tree company.”
As part of the transaction, Solution Tree Australia will now operate as Hawker Brownlow Education, with staff, events, in school support and social presences seamlessly integrated into Hawker Brownlow Education, a Solution Tree company.
Hawker Brownlow Education, a Solution Tree company, is Australasia’s leading supplier of educational resources, events and professional development services. Since 1985, we have empowered F–12 educational professionals with the tools and skills they need to improve classrooms and raise student achievement. From our head office in Melbourne, we publish the latest and best-regarded educational thinking, releasing over 300 new titles and printing over 100,000 publications each year to support educational professionals. We train and inspire thousands of educational professionals through major conferences, regional events and in-school support, delivering over 2,000 hours of professional development annually. For more, visit www.hbe.com.au and follow @HawkerBrownlow on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Since 1998, Solution Tree has worked to transform education worldwide by empowering educators to raise student achievement. With more than 42,984 educators attending professional learning events and more than 4,260 professional development days in schools each year, Solution Tree helps teachers and administrators confront essential challenges. Solution Tree has a catalogue of more than 515 titles and hundreds of videos and online courses, and is the creator of Global PD, an online tool that facilitates the work of professional learning communities. Follow @SolutionTree on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.