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.
A new federal stimulus legislation includes $7 billion in spending on K-12 broadband, aid that could lead to new district investments in technology and connectivity.
Renaissance has acquired Nearpod, in a merging of companies that bring a focus on classroom assessment and interactive features designed to boost student engagement.
Investors are putting a premium on companies that have the products and expertise to span distance learning and a return to in-person lessons.
Spending on artificial intelligence in education will rise from $800 million to $6.1 billion over the next four years, according to projections from HolonIQ.
A major Virginia district is in the market for K-5 classroom science kits, and a Missouri district wants student field trip software.
The networks director of the Killeen, Texas, school system talks about how the district has worked with telecoms to make remote learning possible.
The Forsyth County School System in Georgia is interested in potentially buying a learning management system, while the Bryan Independent School District in Texas is looking for art supplies.
Low bandwidth in students’ homes poses a challenge for education companies. Here’s how they’re responding, with products and workarounds.
Investment in student information systems and analytical tools has soared during COVID-19 and is poised to continue for years to come, predicts Futuresource Consulting.