As the investment landscape becomes more difficult, alternatives to traditional venture capital, for both startup and established education businesses, are coming into greater focus.
The program aims to improve at-home, foundational learning, and is receiving support from the U.S. Agency for International Development.
This is the Top Hat’s fifth acquisition and its first outside of publishing.
In a pair of deals in the digital communications space, Edlio acquired SchoolInfo, while Finalsite bought the Blackboard K-12 Community Engagement division from Anthology.
The Jacobs Foundation is putting $44 million into a project to encourage venture capital firms to demand more evidence from the companies in their portfolios.
NewSchools Venture Fund is distributing $2.5 million to 15 organizations focused on building diversity in the teacher corps.
The philanthropist MacKenzie Scott’s donation — the largest unrestricted gift in Digital Promise’s history — is the latest in a series of grants she’s made to education organizations.
One of the largest digital curriculum providers in the country is launching a foundation with the goal of supporting social and emotional learning needs.
Organizations focused on corporate social responsibility can provide a source of funding for districts that would not otherwise be able to pay for digital purchases, say a pair of Cognitive ToyBox officials.
One rural school district in Texas says that satellite internet is helping bridge gaps with rural students who don’t have access to a landline.