Ed-tech startups Firefly Learning and Handshake scored funds from investors.
PowerSchool acquired Chalkable; also, content management software provider Edlio raised $40 million and chemistry kit company MEL Science gained $2.5 million.
Nepris, an online community that brings together educators and industry professionals, raised $1 million from investors who include the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, and former NBA star Kobe Bryant invests in a Chinese education company.
Ed-tech provider PowerSchool has acquired SRB Education Solutions, a Canadian developer of administration and software services. In addition, the Israel-based developer of math and science games, Matific, has raised $45 million.
Byndr, a mobile learning management platform with offices in India and the United States, has raised $700,000 in seed funding, and the Volaris Group, has acquired the Alpha School System, an Australian provider of school information systems.
Modo Labs, a mobile-engagement platform, took in $10 million in a funding round, and Yellowdig, which provides software-as-a-service–a growing area of interest for K-12 districts–received $1 million from SRI Capital.
A Chinese tutoring platform raises funds to build a livestreaming platform, and CogBooks, a U.K.-based adaptive online technology business, takes in $1.7 million from a group of investors.
KickUp, a Philadelphia company focused on professional learning, raises $1.54 Million in a seed round; and the educational network EduRev, based in India, lures Pre- Series A money.
Several companies in the education space, including Age of Learning, brightwheel, SamLabs, CodeCombat and GotIt!, reeled in money from investors.
The Houston Independent School District a N.C. District hired The New Teacher Project to review their Common Core implementation,