As students in many states return in person to classrooms, executives of education technology companies say they are dealing with a market that has been altered in a number of key ways.
The startup Trace Innovations offers a window into efforts to deliver contract tracing to schools — and potentially integrate those systems into other forms of ed tech.
Educational gaming provider Kahoot has acquired major K-12 single-sign-on platform Clever. In a separate deal, an education-focused private equity firm has raised $388 million for its sixth fund.
As it looks to drive innovation, Roblox will retain 28-year-old Imbellus CEO Rebecca Kantar, who last year was named one of Forbes’ 30 rising entrepreneurs in education under 30.
The Institute of Education Sciences has unveiled ed-tech guides to make educators aware of resources available for virtual teaching amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
A math tutoring company acquires an AI-based startup, two Indian ed-tech startups secure a combined $7.6 million in new investments, and an Irish company secures $6.5 million in a Series A round.
Speak Agent, a digital, language-development platform based in Maryland, is one of the lucky ones: The company has secured money through the federal Payroll Protection Program.
Many startups — in India, the United States, and other markets — are still reaping investments despite the chaos caused by COVID-19.
Many district purchasing cycles are locked in, but vendors still face big uncertainties over the coming weeks and months.
The heads of two organizations, First Book and Games and Learning, are launching a channel that will allow schools to choose from a library of ed-tech materials.