Learning games and data dashboards are trending in the 21 awards from the U.S. Education Department’s Small Business Innovation Research program.
In this week’s dealmaking news, ECS Learning Systems acquired ed-tech company PREPWORKS. Also, ed-tech companies GoGuardian and Learnosity received investments.
Common Sense, a nonprofit that rates ed-tech products, evaluated the privacy policies of 100 popular educational apps and online services, finding deficiencies in most.
In this week’s dealmaking news, Frontline Education announced plans to acquire K-12 business information systems provider Prologic. Also, New Markets Venture Partners closed a $68 million fund focused on education technology and innovation.
The recent retirement of two Montgomery County administrators, announcing their plans to join Discovery Education, derailed the entire RFP, for which Discovery had submitted a proposal.
In one year, there’s been a 168 percent jump in how much educators are using data in their classrooms for instruction, according to a new survey.
The K-12 private school market in six Persian Gulf nations is poised to double, from $13 billion to $26 billion, over the next five years, according to the Boston Consulting Group.
A handful of education companies, including Chegg and Boxlight. announced acquisitions this week.
A new report from the State Educational Technology Directors Association lays the groundwork for states to plan how districts’ data–once aggregated–can be used for instruction.
A testing vendor says Tennessee state officials made a “knee-jerk” decision to shut down online testing after disruptions, rather than allowing the testing organization to fix the problem, and is seeking $25.7 million in damages.