New forms of online Instruction, data analysis, and great classroom resources are attracting attention. See what else venture capitalists are eyeing for K-12 investments.
A growing interest in artificial intelligence in the United States and internationally is outlined in a new report and seems likely to influence education in the future.
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.
The London-based education investment company Sandbox & Co. has acquired Constructive Media, a provider of educational games, and Wellspring International and Cornerstone have also made acquisitions.
Girls Who Code expands to its first international market. Education companies Kinvolved, Photomath, Yuanfudao, Edves, and Kukua raise money in funding rounds.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s financial results were mixed for the third quarter, as the company expects a big curriculum adoption cycle to boost its performance in 2019.
The new program at the University of Southern California will have a big focus on nurturing minority- and female-owned ed-tech companies.
Companies funded by New Markets Venture Partners will receive help from the IMS Global Learning Consortium on “interoperability,” or district demands for seamless integration of data across ed-tech products.
Test provider ACT has invested in Open Assessment Technologies, a provider of open-source assessment solutions.
Reach Capital, a prominent investor in ed-tech businesses, plans to invest $82 million in new companies and has made “consumer-facing” products one of its priorities.