Follett, an education materials and technology wholesaler, announced Thursday that it will begin selling hands-on STEM materials and software from LEGO Education solutions.
The acquisition of Motion Math is just the second in Curriculum Associates’ history — and a sign of the burgeoning interest in games as instructional tools.
Learning platform provider Chegg announced its acquisition of Cogeon, and ed-tech investor Owl Ventures closed an $185 million funding round.
The Colorado education department wants to purchase assessment and monitoring software for alternative schools. Cincinnati, Ohio schools are looking to partner with an app developer to create custom platforms, and the Warren County district in Tennessee wants web design services.
The company says it is determined to move from selling a “disconnected mix of products” to an “integrated, holistic experience.”
The U.S. Department of Education’s Small Business Innovation Research program provides grants to early-stage ed-tech companies.
BYJU’s, a test-prep company based in India that is backed by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s education organization, has acquired online tutoring brands TutorVista and Edurite from Pearson.
Startups can help schools mine education data to measure “fuzzy” traits and abilities, like enthusiasm, joy and teamwork.
Superintendent Scott Muri talks about how parents’ and students’ expectations for communication from districts have changed.
Access to high-quality science, technology, engineering and math programs, like coding, from a young age will improve female participation in the technology field.