Recent deals include IXL Learning’s acquisition of Education.com, ASSIST Education’s partnership with Santillana to bring its U.S. high school diplomas to Brazil, a U.K.-based acquisition by Strictly Education, and fundraising by ed-tech startups in Mumbai and Nigeria.
Strong teacher input is critical to the successful adoption of new technology in K-12 classrooms, says Teaching Matters CEO Lynette Guastaferro.
The Los Angeles Unified School District is buying PD focused on promoting alignment to state academic standards, and a Georgia school system needs game-based STEM learning software.
A N.J. district is looking to buy a digital learning platform, and the largest school system in Tennessee needs an online system for English learners.
A report by the New Schools Venture Fund and Gallup finds that educators overwhelmingly trust other educators, when it comes to judging ed-tech products.
A Maryland district is looking to buy classroom materials for an American government program, and a Mississippi school system is looking for PD.
The second-largest school district in the country is looking for elementary literacy assessments, and two school systems in New Jersey are buying records-management platforms.
Districts in Colorado and Maryland are investing in assessment systems, while a Texas district wants software to help English-language learners.
Mississippi’s Jackson Public Schools are looking to buy blended learning and virtual learning programs, and New Jersey is investing in a bilingual curriculum.
Texas schools are in need of career and technical education products and services, as well as math and reading programs. A district in New York is in the market for a system that will allow educators to manage students’ devices.