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.
Last week, a handful of ed-tech startups including digital framework developer Apptegy and BookNook, an instructional technology company. In addition, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) announced its latest cohort.
School districts need an updated website design and a variety of information technology services.