The Federal Trade Commission fined Facebook a historic $5 billion over data privacy violations and is expected to reach a multi-million dollar settlement with Google for improperly collecting data from children streaming YouTube videos.
Age of Learning is partnering with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for well-known book titles, while Pearson begins a national testing contract with Egypt. ETS and Khan Academy are partnering to offer aspiring teachers free test prep, and Impero Software names a new CEO.
On Wednesday, July 24 at 2 p.m. EST, EdWeek Market Brief will host a webinar that takes its audience inside EdReports’ process, how the organization works with curriculum providers and districts, and how K-12 systems use its reviews in screening and selecting classroom resources.
SETDA, the state ed-tech directors association, has compiled a searchable database with 450 approved digital and print curricula from 12 states, including Texas.
The Department of Education’s Small Business Innovation Research grants focus on improving teaching, learning, and school administration in education or special education
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.
The Association of School Business Officials of New York has created a digital tool to highlight the positive economic impact of school districts throughout the state.
Illuminate Education brings FastBridge Learning under its umbrella, while ACT acquires social-emotional learning company Mawi Learning. Meanwhile, India-based educational app provider Byju’s raised $150 million.
As AI’s role in education becomes more pervasive, educators need to know what questions to ask about products that use the technology, argued Andreas Oranje, an ETS official.
The personalized learning tech provider AltSchool will become Altitude Learning, and give up management of its schools.