Attorneys general from Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, and other states called on the Federal Trade Commission to take stricter steps in enforcing federal data-privacy laws.
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.
A Utah state foundation is partnering with business leaders to form a $4 million philanthropic fund that aims, in part, to boost computer science teaching in the state, where just over half of high schools teach the subject.
IBM is working with a consortium of organizations that are seeking to create a “learning credential blockchain” for education.
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.
The international organization UNESCO, which has more than 190 member countries, has approved a resolution meant to support the development of the free, shareable educational materials.
A survey by the Jefferson Education Exchange finds that more than 90 percent of teachers access research at least once a year, but they have mixed views of its value.
An analysis of schools’ usage of popular literacy and math ed-tech products shows that implementation is improving, but dramatic savings may be possible by evaluating what goes unused.
Instructure, which owns the widely used learning management system Canvas, says it is considering putting itself up for sale, or going private.