In the latest dealmaking news: Chinese ed-tech company TAL Education Group has acquired CodeMonkey, VIPKid has partnered with Scholastic, and Accelerate Learning and BBC Learning have forged a partnership around STEM curriculum.
Girls Who Code expands to its first international market. Education companies Kinvolved, Photomath, Yuanfudao, Edves, and Kukua raise money in funding rounds.
James Burnett spent years doing professional development in the U.S. before selling his first product here. Now his company is working in all 50 states and 14 countries.
Test provider ACT has invested in Open Assessment Technologies, a provider of open-source assessment solutions.
In this week’s dealmaking news, Canada-based classroom workflow app Showbie acquired formative assessment tools provider Socrative. Also, Swing Education, an online job market for substitute teachers, and Goodwall, a professional development network for students, raised funds.
The Chinese company TAL Education says a short seller’s claims are rife with “unsupported speculation and malicious interpretations of events.”
Chinese English language education company VIPKID raised $500 million. Also, Microsoft acquired classroom video platform Flipgrid.
In this week’s dealmaking news, educational publisher Vista Higher Learning acquired Spanish language education company SANTILLANA USA.
Learning analytics companies, vendors selling directly to teachers in the K-12 market, and smaller providers could face challenges complying with the sweeping new policy.
The K-12 private school market in six Persian Gulf nations is poised to double, from $13 billion to $26 billion, over the next five years, according to the Boston Consulting Group.