The success of the program will hinge on the training of teachers and administrators, as well as its connections with existing systems, one nonprofit leader advises.
In this week’s dealmaking news, European education fund Educapital closed its first funding round. Also, an African ed-tech accelerator unveiled its first cohort and a few ed-tech companies unveiled new partnerships.
More than 60 percent of parents of K-12 students report getting notes or e-mails about their students, newly released federal data show.
Pearson is appealing the award of a $31 million testing contract to the American Institutes for Research, one of a number of assessment deals secured by AIR over the past few weeks.
The State Educational Technology Directors Association profiles four states’ policies for acquiring digital instructional materials.
A Canadian investment company, Volaris, has acquired Edumate; also, Australian learning platform Moodle has raised $6 million.
On Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. Eastern, EdWeek Market Brief will host a webinar breaking down what K-12 companies need to know about the adult education market.
The number of bids and RFPs from state and local governments for K-12 education has grown by 20 percent over the past year, according to an analysis by Onvia.
Indiana officials awarded a contract worth $43 million, Iowa agreed to a deal valued at $31 million, and North Dakota also selected the vendor.
In this week’s dealmaking news, St. Louis-based Varsity Tutors acquired UK-based First Tutors. In addition, RYB Education, a Chinese early child education provider, announced its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange.