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.
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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.
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Many companies designing games for the education space are falling short in anticipating the demands of special-needs populations, attendees of the recent ED Games Expo said.
Duolingo raised $30 million, while Mentoring Minds, which provides K-12 critical thinking materials, has acquired instructional management platform SchoolSpire. Data management and analytics provider Hoonuit picked up Tembo, a public assessment and accountability reporting company.