In K-12 dealmaking news, K12 Inc. has acquired Galvanize, a technology training company, while an education recruitment company in the U.K. has acquired a similar business.
The mobile learning app Byju’s continues to attract investor attention, even as the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, one of its most prominent backers, sold off some of its share in the company.
Ed-tech startup accelerator LearnLaunch will feature EdWeek Market Brief experts at its conference Jan. 30 and 31 in Boston, and is also accepting applications for its accelerator program.
Investments in preK-12 ed-tech products around the globe have fallen dramatically, year over year, according to recently released research.
Pearson announced a $25 million acquisition of an Australian digital learning company, and China-based VIPKid’s raised $80 million in new venture capital funding.
Investors are likely to set a higher bar for financially backing education companies over the next year, even as they look to put their money behind new product areas.
Weld North is expanding from offering supplemental academic resources to core curriculum through the acquisition of LearnZillion. The firm has acquired a number of education companies in recent years.
In K-12 dealmaking news, Pearson’s first investments from its venture capital arm have been announced, and a Nashville-based startup that provides parent feedback to schools raises $1 million.
Our most widely-viewed webinars included a breakdown of the “evidence” standards in the Every Student Succeeds Act, and a look at how companies can improve district’s usage of their ed-tech products.
The most widely read stories of the past year focused on fast-growing companies, trends in investment, and strategic advice for education companies.