Blackboard acquired ParentLink, a communication platform that connects schools with parents and the community.
KnowRe, an app that personalizes Math instruction based on student progress, raised $6.8 million in venture capital.
Goldman Sachs and other investors are financing a $17 million social impact bond for the Chicago Public Schools’ expansion of a pre-K program.
Remind, a free text messaging app for teachers, students, and parents, raised $40 million of venture capital, bringing the company’s total funds raised to $59 million.
Newsela, a startup that offers news articles written at various reading levels, raised $4.1 million from investors in a Series A round.
Salesforce.com recently donated $5 million to the San Francisco Unified School District. This tech company has now donated $7.7 million to SFUSD the past two years in order create better access to STEM resources.
Pluralsight, a major provider of online training videos for developers, IT professionals, and creative technologists, raised $135 million in Series B funding.
Canadian-based FreshGrade, Inc. raised $4.3 million of venture capital to expand its digital assessment and communication platform to K-12 schools throughout the United States.
Desire2Learn, a Canadian-based LMS provider, raised $85 million in Series B funding, bringing its total external investment to $165 million.
Blackboard recently acquired CardSmith, a campus card solutions provider, marking their third acquisition of 2014.