Business leaders last week sounded the alarm that COVID-19 is causing significant learning losses, particularly in early literacy, and laid out a set of recommendations for how policymakers should tackle the issue.
Teaching Strategies, a major early childhood education provider, has snapped up organizations focused on SEL and literacy, while Renaissance acquired an early literacy company of its own.
The pandemic has fueled demand for academic lessons outside of core curriculum, as districts seek flexibility and digital materials that engage students.
The number of published solicitations in K-12 in 2020 dropped the lowest in almost a decade, but the education sector is poised to return to pre-pandemic levels, according to GovWin from Deltek.
The online literacy provider Newsela has raised $100 million in new funding and achieved unicorn status, and has set its sights on “replacing the textbook,” its CEO says.
The Biden administration’s recent guidance for how states should carry out end-of-year tests could force changes in everything from the design of exams to how they’re scheduled.
Renaissance has acquired Nearpod, in a merging of companies that bring a focus on classroom assessment and interactive features designed to boost student engagement.
A district in Oklahoma is looking to buy a virtual tutoring program, and a district in Texas is accepting bids for a universal screener.
EdWeek Market Brief’s new special report looks at the forces shaping the California K-12 market and what they mean for education companies.
Companies could benefit from a recent executive order by President Joe Biden calling for the U.S. Department of Education to collect COVID-19-related data from states and school districts.