A Texas district is looking to buy a learning management system to help with records of its special needs populations, and a Connecticut school system is seeking to invest in a blended learning platform.
Districts have shown a growing appetite for using software-as-a-service models to meet their instructional and academic needs, but they need support and training to make it happen.
New Mexico hires a well-known player to provide a statewide learning management system, and a N.J. district looks for special-education services.
One big Texas district seeks an LMS; another issues what it calls a “catalog” request, asking vendors to commit to a level of discount.
A Colorado district seeks a comprehensive assessment system, and an Arizona contract for an student information system goes to Edupoint.
Colorado officials want to buy a software system to track students outside traditional school settings; the Philadelphia district focuses on academic interventions.
Sony Global Education said it has developed a form of “blockchain” technology for schools, as education officials slowly begin to explore the concept’s applicability to schools.
Instructure Inc., which serves 1,600 customers with its Canvas learning management system, went public on Friday, in what some say is a boost to the K-12 market.
Blackboard acquired ParentLink, a communication platform that connects schools with parents and the community.
Desire2Learn, a Canadian-based LMS provider, raised $85 million in Series B funding, bringing its total external investment to $165 million.