Apollo Education Group, parent company of the University of Phoenix, formed its own venture capital platform as it seeks to invest in budding education entrepreneurs.
Steve Pines will retire as executive director of the Education Industry Association, a leading organization representing vendors.
The Center on Reinventing Public Education says districts need to clear away bureaucratic barriers and “imagined restrictions” in procurement.
The worldwide education company recently sold back its 5 percent stake in Nook Media, Barnes & Noble’s struggling e-reader division, for nearly $28 million.
Clever raised $30 million, Everspring attracted $10 million, and SurveyMonkey raised $250 million this month.
The growth of the testing market and major district purchases of digital devices were among the biggest trends affecting the K-12 marketplace in 2014.
The ability to turn large amounts of raw data into useful information is increasingly important, but K-12 schools aren’t teaching the required skills and knowledge adequately, a group of experts in the field say.
The ed-tech market grew to almost $8.4 billion last year, according to an analysis by the Software & Information Industry Association.
Judge Anthony J. Trenga ruled against plaintiffs who had claimed K12 Inc. leaders misled investors about the performance of the company.
Company officials and K-12 leaders have very different views of who wields the most influence over school district buying decisions, a study shows.