Newsela is just one of many companies that has sought to align its content — news stories customized to different reading levels — to the Next Generation Science Standards.
The district said that Pearson’s curriculum wasn’t the right solution for L.A. Unified now, but “we continue to work with Pearson in some areas.”
Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg deepened his involvement in ed tech by making investments in Newsela and MasteryConnect.
The fast-growing LMS provider is the latest ed-tech company to announce an initial public offering, but it has yet to post a profit.
Ed-tech companies are moving more slowly from their seed fundraising rounds to the Series A stage, according to CB Insights.
Smarter Balanced will review the validity of test results from three states that experienced disruptions on their tests last year.
Amplify’s AP computer science massive, open, online course has been sold to a group of investors.
PeopleAdmin’s acquisition of SearchSoft Solutions will give the companies a combined reach into 4,000 school districts to help education leaders manage personnel decisions.
Schools’ growing acceptance of purchasing digital content by subscription is one reason investors see the possibility of returns in the acquisition and mergers of education businesses.
NewSchools Ignite, a project launched by the NewSchools Venture Fund, would make awards to companies and nonprofits for amounts between $50,000 and $150,000.