Even if an education company isn’t ready to do large-scale, rigorous research on its product, doing smaller-scale research on user experience can pay dividends, EdWeek Market Brief Managing Editor Sean Cavanagh explains.
Hands-on coding and STEM education company SAM Labs raises $8.9 million; China-based Bright Scholar acquires British international schools network; Blue Canoe wins $500,000 from Qualcomm; ByteDance leads investment in Minerva Project.
Four California districts, serving 140,000 students, are buying ed-tech cooperatively through the Education Technology Joint Powers Authority, and other K-12 systems are poised to sign up.
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The personalized learning tech provider AltSchool will become Altitude Learning, and give up management of its schools.
Imbellus’ CEO says her company’s AI-fueled assessments can give schools more useful information about students’ preparation for a fast-changing workforce.
Curriculum providers Open Up Resources and Illustrative Mathematics say they’ve settled a dispute over attribution rules for their materials.
After urging ed-tech vendors and districts to sign pledges to support “interoperability,” an advocacy group is asking entire states to make a similar commitment.
Michigan’s state director of assessment, Andrew Middlestead, talks about his state’s efforts to help educators use formative assessment, and what they need from those classroom strategies.
The Faria Education Group makes an acquisition, and the British government is staging a grant program for ed-tech providers, including those outside of England, focused on formative assessment, grading, and other areas.