The state says the company’s product did not meet expectations, but Paper officials maintain their program did not have time to take hold.
Spending on K-12 education could take a hit for the first time in a decade, as Gov. Gavin Newsom faces economic headwinds and middling property-tax revenues.
Ed-tech funding in European markets has fallen over the last year, although not as much as some other regions around the globe.
At SXSW EDU, investors and philanthropic funders said more research needs to be done to develop effective data-literacy products in elementary students.
Social-emotional learning is enormously popular in school districts, and has research backing, but it has come under criticism from Florida officials.
At the SXSW EDU show, a panel of investors said that entrepreneurs who can avoid a common set of missteps will stand out from the crowd.
The acquisition is IXL Learning’s eighth in the past six years, and its portfolio now includes Rosetta Stone, Curiosity Media, and Vocabulary.com.
The new fund will be aimed, in part, at backing education companies that provide personalized learning and data-driven academic support.
Tutoring provider Paper is acquiring two companies in an effort to expand its offerings beyond virtual one-on-one academic support.
The head of a coalition that advocates for stronger broadband for schools and libraries talks about an FCC plan to allow E-rate dollars to be used for K-12 cybersecurity.