Phoenix Public Libraries wants hands-on STEM materials, and Pennfield School District, Mich., plans to upgrade three schools with new classroom technology hardware. Redwood City libraries, Calif., awarded Brainfuse a three-year contract for online homework help.
A survey of 500 district leaders shows they want educational games backed up by research of effectiveness and that can be easily integrated into existing curricula.
In this week’s dealmaking news, Quizlet, a free study app, raised $20 million in new funding. Also, EMC School, a provider of digital and blended language learning solutions, acquired digital programs producer Zulama.
Ed-tech businesses including LearnPlatform and TeacherGaming raised funds. Also, education management solutions provider ASSIST and Brainly announced acquisitions.
Google’s Chromebooks still dominate the U.S. market, and Microsoft’s new changes seem aimed at trying to answer and one-up its rival.
The developer of online games and apps will pay $650,000 to settle a complaint of privacy violations brought by the FTC.
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.