In recent dealmaking news Macmillan Publishers gets a new president; Coursera promotes new public health education courses; and Rosetta Stone unveils improved iPhone app.
College learning materials publisher FlatWorld releases a customizable textbook; supplemental education company Infobase acquires Credo Reference; OER courseware provider Lumen raises funds.
School systems need tech-based HR systems capable of sharing data and analyzing information, says Dale R. Fisher, a board member of the American Association of School Personnel Administrators.
Social reading site Glose raises funds to expand into the education market; Accelerate Learning gains significant new investors,; and Grand Canyon Education seeks to acquire Orbis Education Services.
The ability to analyze data and set sales and marketing strategies in the digital age are in high demand as the pace of change in the K-12 market quickens.
District staff from the Denver and Hillsborough County, Fla., schools want specific information about how PD products pitched to them will improve the work of teachers.
Effective PD can boost teachers’ understanding of links between assessment and effective instruction, a recent pilot study suggests.
K-12 systems have more flexibility to spend federal Title I dollars than they might think, and vendors should understand what’s possible.
More than 80 percent of sales leads generated at trade shows are not effectively followed up, according to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research.
Small school districts are banding together into “clusters” to pump up their purchasing power, establish faster buying decisions, and provide useful feedback to education companies.