With $2 billion in funding in its first two years, the recently passed E-rate modernization order will be a boon to broadband providers, and a bust for other companies.
Apple, believed to be the dominant provider of tablets in the K-12, also says it is selling millions of iPads into the worldwide market.
A recent acquisition by ACT and a merger of two global companies reinforce just how competitive the ed-tech market has become.
OpenEd, a free catalog of more than a million Web-based resources for the common core, raised $2 million in its first round of venture-capital funding.
Blackboard, a well-known leader in learning management systems, recently acquired IT help desk provider Perceptis, the company’s second acquisition of 2014.
A pair of ed-tech accelerators each choose 10 companies from a pool of more than 700 startup applicants.
Regent Education, a provider of financial aid and enrollment management for colleges, received $9 million in funding to accelerate its growth initiative.
The U.S. Education Department’s research agency will help 15 new education entrepreneurs conduct research and development for interventions in science, language arts and other areas.
StudyBlue, a startup that develops on-the-go study apps, received $1.7 million from investors, bringing its total venture capital investment to over $17 million.
Leaders from education, business and the tech world talked about how schools are making the transition to using technology at the SXSWedu conference.