An EdWeek Market Brief survey looks at which district and school leaders shape buying decisions on the critical instructional tools.
Educational gaming provider Kahoot has acquired major K-12 single-sign-on platform Clever. In a separate deal, an education-focused private equity firm has raised $388 million for its sixth fund.
Businesses in the education market face new and unfamiliar obstacles in delivering product support and professional development that spans remote, hybrid, and in-person learning environments.
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.
A district in Minnesota is looking for mathematics resources, and a district in Virginia is seeking a universal screening and predictive assessment tool.
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.