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In recent dealmaking news MIT Press launches MIT press direct; OASIS integrates with Alma; and China’s TAL acquires a U.S.-Israeli company.
In recent dealmaking news Macmillan Publishers gets a new president; Coursera promotes new public health education courses; and Rosetta Stone unveils improved iPhone app.
Social reading site Glose raises funds to expand into the education market; Accelerate Learning gains significant new investors,; and Grand Canyon Education seeks to acquire Orbis Education Services.
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.
Personalized learning platform IXL Learning has acquired educational games provider ABCya, and early education software provider Brightwheel has raised $21 million.
Achieve3000 has acquired Actively Learn and now plans to offer differentiated instruction to preK to adult learners, while Chinese tutoring company TAL Education bought app developer Dr. Panda.
Test provider ACT has invested in Open Assessment Technologies, a provider of open-source assessment solutions.