Illuminate Education brings FastBridge Learning under its umbrella, while ACT acquires social-emotional learning company Mawi Learning. Meanwhile, India-based educational app provider Byju’s raised $150 million.
As AI’s role in education becomes more pervasive, educators need to know what questions to ask about products that use the technology, argued Andreas Oranje, an ETS official.
Imbellus’ CEO says her company’s AI-fueled assessments can give schools more useful information about students’ preparation for a fast-changing workforce.
Hoonuit acquires DecisionInsite; NWEA received two grants worth a total of $4.5 million; and Spotify company Soundtrap partners with listening-skills company Listenwise.
Utah is seeking a new assessment vendor after too many glitches in this year’s summative testing season, while Pearson landed a major contract in Tennessee and New Mexico is in the market for an assessment vendor, too.
The two organizations have created a MAP Accelerator platform that will be piloted with 150,000 students in math for the 2019-20 school year.
Nearly half of Chicago teachers say they do not have curriculum available in the subject they teach. The Curriculum Equity Initiative, with a new curriculum, assessments, and data analytics, is the district’s response.
Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates, assesses the K-12 marketplace of the future, while marking a major milestone at his company.
Kahoot! has acquired two companies in one week, while Labster raised $21 million in a Series B round, Scholastic purchased a major stake in Make Believe Ideas in the U.K., College Board and MetaMetrics announced a partnership, and Wah Fu Education Group raised nearly $6 million in an IPO.
The Metro Nashville district and Baltimore City schools are in the market for student assessment platforms, while a district in New York needs special education services.