The amount of venture capital flowing into ed-tech companies has already topped $4.8 billion, fueled by money flowing to companies in China and India.
Salesforce says its Work.com for Schools interface will help give K-12 schools data to help them reopen.
Funding for U.S. ed-tech startups has revived in recent weeks, with two firms receiving notable infusions, and one major U.S. company completing a substantial acquisition.
A firm that provides college financial aid tools has secured the largest 2020 funding round for any U.S. ed tech, as Microsoft invests in an aspiring competitor of Google.
Education company officials say COVID-19 will have a long-term impact on product design and quality, innovation, and approaches to equity.
An upskilling platform took in $32 million from Owl Ventures, and Create & Learn, a California company focused on K-12 STEM classes with real-world applications, raised $1.7 million in seed funding.
The interim CEO of the ACT talks about the company’s recent acquisitions and what’s ahead for the major provider of assessment and other services.
COVID-19 is intensifying school districts’ focus on products’ accessibility and tailoring products for use by students with various special needs.
Six major dealmaking moves took place in the K-12 world in recent weeks, including MasterClass raising $100 million and Guild Education acquiring Entangled.
The FTC says companies should be aware of the applicability of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act to remote learning, yet added that the statute shouldn’t prevent innovation.