The Maryland education department is seeking blended learning courses for the state’s students in juvenile correctional facilities, and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction wants a digital literacy curriculum. Philomath School District, Ore., seeks a contractor for a website redesign.
School districts are looking for business simulation software for students, a reading software subscription service, and a learning program for interactive flat panels.
Two-thirds of administrators surveyed know about at least one of 14 open-educational curricula available today.
The Long Beach, Calif., school system has put out an RFP seeking a teacher-planning software program for educators in its 85 schools.
In this week’s dealmaking news, mathematics education company Carnegie Learning acquired Globaloria, a provider of computer science courses. Also, DIY computer kit provider Piper and Denmark-based Labster raised funds.
The Kenosha Unified school district in Wisconsin is looking to purchase a health curriculum. A pair of Tennessee school systems, meanwhile, have different needs, with one looking to buy a web-based reading intervention program, and the other planning to buy medical simulators for use in clinical training programs.
Google earns high Net Promoter Scores–a common measure of customer loyalty and satisfaction–from educators, although district leaders are more enthusiastic than teachers, an EdWeek Market Brief survey shows.
The Advisory Board Company, which provides research, technology, and consulting to health care organizations and education institutions, has agreed to sell its education business to Vista Equity Partners for approximately $1.55 billion.
There’s a strong demand in the adult education market for small, “micro” doses of content that engage learners, and are connected to their job-training goals.
The infusion of funds will allow the Beijing-based English language provider to continue to grow and add teaching Mandarin to its services, the company says.