Edmodo, the free social-networking-for-education site, recently raised $30 million in venture capital, bringing its total capital raised to $87 million.
Wireless technology giant Qualcomm acquired EmpoweredU, a provider of mobile-based learning platforms, in an effort to provide students 24/7 access to learning materials.
A recent acquisition by ACT and a merger of two global companies reinforce just how competitive the ed-tech market has become.
OpenEd, a free catalog of more than a million Web-based resources for the common core, raised $2 million in its first round of venture-capital funding.
Blackboard, a well-known leader in learning management systems, recently acquired IT help desk provider Perceptis, the company’s second acquisition of 2014.
Regent Education, a provider of financial aid and enrollment management for colleges, received $9 million in funding to accelerate its growth initiative.
StudyBlue, a startup that develops on-the-go study apps, received $1.7 million from investors, bringing its total venture capital investment to over $17 million.
A major education company and publisher, Pearson, is set to partner with startup incubator 1776 in hopes to stimulate innovation in education.
Hawaii will implement routing software and GPS systems in all public school buses to confront rising transportation costs and improve student safety.
Shipments of personal computer worldwide dropped for the fifth consecutive quarter, the longest sustained declined in history, while U.S. education PC shipments remained steady.