The software association’s educational technology practice changed leaders for the second time in six months, as it re-focuses from the promise of ed-tech to its impact.
Renaissance Learning chief Jack Lynch will take over the helm at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, an industry giant that has disappointed investors recently.
Funding for Title I and the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act would receive boosts under proposed appropriations awaiting President Trump’s decision.
Officials at the online retailer and U.S. Communities predict the arrangement will allow many schools and districts to avoid having to issue formal RFPs to purchase supplies, including some forms of technology.
In this week’s dealmaking news, game-based learning platform CodeMonkey raised $1.5 million while Tenka Labs, a developer of STEM toys for children ages 8 and up, has raised $2.1 million.
State and local K-12 school leaders wanting to vet digital and print instructional resources can access a new online tool prepared by the State Educational Technology Directors Association.
School business officials are being warned to watch out for official-looking emails that ask for copies of employees’ W-2 forms.
The FCC has halted a policy that would allow some companies to provide subsidized broadband to low-income households, with the agency’s new chair saying he wants to ensure the program is free of waste, first.
ETS announced plans to acquire the K-12 testing organization Questar Assessment. In the Indian market, Cuemath raised $15 million from investors including CapitalG.
Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s nominee to head the Education Department, has backed a company claiming its neurofeedback technology can “fix” problems such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder–yet scientific evidence does not support that claim.