The money will go towards providing a mix of software, curriculum, and professional development for teachers of computer science.
K-12 data platform Schoolzilla acquired Decision Science Labs. Also, codeSpark, an online platform that teaches children how to code, raised $4.1 million.
Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, and Rupert Murdoch are among those signing the letter urging a federal investment in computer science, and professional development for teachers.
Fullstack Academy, backed by an investment fund, acquires The Starter League, and PRISA, a Spanish company, buys Carvajal Education, a provider of education products based in nine Latin American countries, for the equivalent of $19.5 million.
The Committee for Economic Development hosted a discussion of how competency-based education could fill gaps in workforce needs.
Intel will end its sponsorship of the Science Talent Search, one of the world’s most prominent competitions for showcasing student “STEM” talent.
Amplify’s AP computer science massive, open, online course has been sold to a group of investors.
BrightBytes, DataCamp, Montessorium and Panorama Education raised a combined $47 million of venture capital.
AT&T, RedShelf, CodeHS, and TeachMate365 headlined an active week of K-12 venture capital.
Salesforce.com recently donated $5 million to the San Francisco Unified School District. This tech company has now donated $7.7 million to SFUSD the past two years in order create better access to STEM resources.