A nonprofit is studying what factors are most often associated with successful implementation of education products.
Learning scientist Bror Saxberg says the best research from his discipline is often missing from educational products and the professional development that goes with them.
Jim Shelton, who leads the education division of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, said the organization will focus on linking researchers, developers, and entrepreneurs, as well as educators, to scale what works.
The success of the program will hinge on the training of teachers and administrators, as well as its connections with existing systems, one nonprofit leader advises.
A handful of ed-tech companies raised funds including literacy solutions provider ThinkCERCA, Chinese ed-tech platform Gaosi Education and higher education learning community Packback.
Fifteen companies have won a combined $1.5 million in grants to support work building the academic content and effective use of data for products to help students with special needs.
In this week’s dealmaking news, software and services company Blackbaud acquired scholarship management solution AcademicWorks.
Edlio, a provider of content management systems for the K-12 market, and Excelligence, an early childhood education tools and solutions company, announced acquisitions.
Can one contract meet all the needs of school districts and their ed-tech providers? That’s the premise behind a new contract launched by the Silicon Valley Education Foundation and several districts.
Curriculum Associates, a major producer of instructional materials, will gift $120 million of its shares–in effect, ceding its ownership–to the foundation of Iowa State University.