In the latest dealmaking news: Chinese ed-tech company TAL Education Group has acquired CodeMonkey, VIPKid has partnered with Scholastic, and Accelerate Learning and BBC Learning have forged a partnership around STEM curriculum.
Kentucky’s Fayette County is looking to buy a K-8 STEM program for girls; and an Alabama school system is planning a big Chromebook purchase.
The London-based education investment company Sandbox & Co. has acquired Constructive Media, a provider of educational games, and Wellspring International and Cornerstone have also made acquisitions.
A Georgia district needs literacy instruction materials for students with disabilities, and a Missouri district wants to buy visitor management system. A Texas district seeks career-technical education materials.
One major Maryland school system is seeking a data management system, while another is seeking a cloud-based video production solution. A South Carolina district, meanwhile, is looking to buy audio-visual equipment.
Girls Who Code expands to its first international market. Education companies Kinvolved, Photomath, Yuanfudao, Edves, and Kukua raise money in funding rounds.
The Kansas City district is looking to buy Chromebooks for their high schools. A Colorado district needs a content management system, while Maryland’s Baltimore County schools are seeking K-5 reading materials.
The Springfield, Mo., school district is looking to buy an information management system, and a charter school network in Louisiana plans to buy a new HR platform.
Personalized learning platform IXL Learning has acquired educational games provider ABCya, and early education software provider Brightwheel has raised $21 million.
Missouri districts in Springfield and Rockwood need mental health services and a social media monitoring tool, while a New York’s Buffalo district looks to buy AP books.