The European Parliament voted to restrict public aid flowing to big, commercial private education companies in the developing world.
In the latest dealmaking news: Chinese ed-tech company TAL Education Group has acquired CodeMonkey, VIPKid has partnered with Scholastic, and Accelerate Learning and BBC Learning have forged a partnership around STEM curriculum.
The vast majority of ed-tech licenses are not used “intensively” by districts, according to a new analysis sponsored by the company Brightbytes.
Google has acquired Workbench, an online platform that aims to help students with maker projects and other STEM lessons.
Texas is one of the biggest K-12 markets in the country and recently released its list of approved educational materials.
The London-based education investment company Sandbox & Co. has acquired Constructive Media, a provider of educational games, and Wellspring International and Cornerstone have also made acquisitions.
Teachers’ use of a variety of digital tools and platforms, from learning management systems to free and open resources, has risen over the past year, a new survey finds.
The major ed-tech association has launched a hub that offers reviews of ed-tech products based on their ability to engage students and other criteria.
The Education Department said the resource-sharing hub became reliant on “rapidly aging technologies,” though it hopes other public and private sector innovations spring from the project.
Girls Who Code expands to its first international market. Education companies Kinvolved, Photomath, Yuanfudao, Edves, and Kukua raise money in funding rounds.