As it looks to drive innovation, Roblox will retain 28-year-old Imbellus CEO Rebecca Kantar, who last year was named one of Forbes’ 30 rising entrepreneurs in education under 30.
The Fort Worth district is seeking mentoring services, while a district in Utah is searching for a student information system.
Frontline Education, a provider of K-12 administrative software, has acquired SuccessEd, which tracks compliance and services offered to students in special education.
The publicly traded company will change its name next month to better reflect its “continued growth” outside of K-12, after acquiring two career-based learning platforms.
The communication platform, which has become essential for many schools, is eyeing expansion and partnerships with K-12 companies.
Education companies that either weren’t involved in education at all, or had a relatively narrow interest in it, are finding ways to serve the market during COVID-19.
Recent weeks saw acquisitions involving AI platforms, math platform providers, and assessment companies.
Brighteye Ventures plans to raise a total of $88 million for its second venture capital fund, with a focus on companies that can deliver education “better, faster, cheaper.”
Dallas ISD seeks special ed assessment services, and a Georgia school system is procuring a peer mediation program.
The Dayton district in Ohio is seeking applied behavior analysis services, while Miami-Dade County schools is in the market for a social-emotional learning program.