Weld North is expanding from offering supplemental academic resources to core curriculum through the acquisition of LearnZillion. The firm has acquired a number of education companies in recent years.
Product developers, investors, and researchers who advise vendors describe emerging areas of demand in serving special needs populations.
Some vendors have lost contracts in K-12 districts throughout Connecticut for failure to comply with the state’s stringent data privacy law.
Pearson makes its first acquisition in three years, Guild Education raises a Series D round of funding, and NeighborSchools, which seeks to support daycare providers, raises $3.5 million.
A new report examined 6,000 RFP submissions and found K-12 RFPs and submissions to be the longest by page of any public sector studied, but the shortest award time.
AWS is expanding its EdStart accelerator program to include ed-tech companies with less than $1 million in revenue, and few or no customers.
A new competition for education and workforce technology entrepreneurs is accepting applications through Dec. 1.
The Milken-Penn Graduate School of Education Business Plan Competition awarded more than $140,000 in prizes to ed-tech startups this year on its 10th anniversary.
A federal court ruling this week keeps the repeal of net neutrality in place, but paves the way for states to write their own regulations.
Silver McDonald, the general manager of LEGO Education North America, says students need products that will teach them about collaboration, innovation, and coding to develop skills for careers of the future.