A large Texas district is in the market for a new student information system. Buffalo’s school district found a vendor to develop a student ranking system.
PowerSchool acquired Chalkable; also, content management software provider Edlio raised $40 million and chemistry kit company MEL Science gained $2.5 million.
K-12 data platform Schoolzilla acquired Decision Science Labs. Also, codeSpark, an online platform that teaches children how to code, raised $4.1 million.
One school district’s purchase of a new LMS includes on-site demonstrations, a look at future company plans, and collaboration with other districts.
The growing popularity of open educational resources is one of several trends company officials should expect to see during the 2016-17 school year, a new survey suggests.
The social-media giant and the Summit Charter School network have collaborated to develop software that seeks to tailor lessons to student needs. Over the coming year, 100 schools in 27 states will try the “Basecamp” program.
The California-based charter school network has for years been a darling of digital-education proponents. Since around 2011, Summit has been betting on technology to provide more customized experiences for its students.
In 2014, Tavenner hit it off with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, leading to an unconventional partnership between the charter school organization and the social-networking behemoth around the development of new personalized learning software. And this year will mark the second cohort of Summit’s “Basecamp” program, through which the network hopes to share its model and tools with other schools around the country.
New York state is looking for a management system focused on childhood nutrition, and New Jersey has chosen the UChicago Impact to develop an elementary literacy tool.
The Evaluation Systems Group of Pearson will redevelop California’s teacher credentialing evaluations and create administrator assessments while a district in Washington state with an inefficient student information system wants a new provider.
Boston is looking for formative assessments in math and English, and Florida’s flagship virtual education program, the Florida Virtual School, appears to have settled on an LMS provider.
The Frederick, Va., schools award a $3 million contract for software-as-a-service; and a San Antonio-area system looks for Web programming and maintenance help.