Companies that want visibility among educators sometimes pursue a “seal of alignment” with ISTE Standards, to show how their products support teaching and learning based on the organization’s standards for students and educators.
Investments in preK-12 ed-tech products around the globe have fallen dramatically, year over year, according to recently released research.
Top executives in the education sector say they draw inspiration from colleagues, students, interactions with critics of their products, and other industries.
The Gwinnett schools want an assessment platform for testing online and via paper-and-pencil. A Tempe, Ariz., high school district seeks plagiarism software, and Kenosha, Wis., wants PreK-8 online music education tools.
John Fallon led Pearson through a transformation away from serving as a traditional publisher, though the company has struggled with sales in the U.S. college materials market.
Companies that promote ambassador programs, or ask educators to give them props on social media, need to understand the Federal Trade Commission’s guidance to social media influencers.
Duolingo raised $30 million, while Mentoring Minds, which provides K-12 critical thinking materials, has acquired instructional management platform SchoolSpire. Data management and analytics provider Hoonuit picked up Tembo, a public assessment and accountability reporting company.
Deloitte named its 500 fastest-growing tech companies in North America. Thirty-nine of them touch the world of education in ways big or small.
The Salt Lake City-based company that sells the Canvas learning management system has announced plans to be acquired by Thoma Bravo, a private equity firm.
Recent deals include IXL Learning’s acquisition of Education.com, ASSIST Education’s partnership with Santillana to bring its U.S. high school diplomas to Brazil, a U.K.-based acquisition by Strictly Education, and fundraising by ed-tech startups in Mumbai and Nigeria.