The HP-Compaq deal (see story, Page One) might be the most significant recent company merger, but it wasn't the only deal affecting schools.

Harcourt Education Inc. of Orlando, Fla., said it had reached an agreement Aug. 28 to acquire Classroom Connect, a pioneer and leading provider of internet-based curriculum and professional development.

And Riverdeep Group plc, another supplier of web-based learning solutions for K-12 schools, announced an agreement Sept. 6 to acquire the education assets of the Learning Co. (TLC), a publisher of educational software used by schools

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