PowerSchool said it will acquire talent management solutions company PeopleAdmin. A joint investment from two private equity firms will fund the purchase.
Kahoot! and Code.org team up in an effort to advance K-12 computer science education. A handful of ed-tech firms including web-based teaching learning solutions provider Edmentum and instructional technology company BookNook raised funds from investors.
In this week’s dealmaking news, ed-tech companies unveiled new partnerships. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Renaissance integrated their products as part of a new strategic partnership. Also, Chinese internet company Tencent partnered with Age of Learning, the creator of children’s learning platform ABCmouse.com.
In this week’s dealmaking news, New Mountain Learning, a provider of digital and blended learning solutions, raised funds from CIP Capital. Also, Really Good Stuff purchased Steve Spangler Science.
Education companies including Canada-based Permission Click and Eupheus, an Indian ed-tech startup, raised funds from the investment community.
In this week’s dealmaking news, Oslo-based startup Kahoot! closed a $17 million funding round. Also, GameMine, a mobile game publisher, is partnering with a Prague-based childhood learning app company.
K-12 colloaborative learning platform Kiddom completed its Series B funding round. Also, Tech Will Save Us, a UK developer of STEM kits and toys, raised funding.
Arne Duncan has joined the board of Turnitin, a company focused on plagiarism detection technology and writing tools for the K-12 and higher education market.
Education companies including digital learning company Yogome and language learning company Ponddy raised funds.
Chinese education companies continued to attract investors this week with a Beijing-based K-12 education platform raising $200 million in a Series E round.