Pearson makes its first acquisition in three years, Guild Education raises a Series D round of funding, and NeighborSchools, which seeks to support daycare providers, raises $3.5 million.
A new report examined 6,000 RFP submissions and found K-12 RFPs and submissions to be the longest by page of any public sector studied, but the shortest award time.
Teachers who act as “ambassadors” for educational products, and who receive anything in exchange, must disclose that arrangement when they post endorsements on social media.
AWS is expanding its EdStart accelerator program to include ed-tech companies with less than $1 million in revenue, and few or no customers.
The International Society for Technology in Education, or ISTE, is acquiring ed-tech news organization EdSurge.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt plans to cut 20 percent of its product development costs over the next three years, as it moves to a continuous delivery model.
In the latest K-12 dealmaking news, major assessment and analytics provider Renaissance has snapped up data company Schoolzilla, and the child care-focused company Winnie has raised $9 million.
Schoology and PowerSchool says they serve many of the same K-12 customers now, and that the acquisition will bring an array of new functions to each company’s platforms.
HMH is reducing its workforce by the end of 2019 and spending less on content development over the next three years, the company has announced.
NWEA will run pilots in two states in an effort to replace summative testing with three interim tests given throughout a school year.