An EdWeek Market Brief survey of more than 300 executives of education companies found that nearly half are considering seeking venture capital to fuel growth in the next year.
Nonprofit assessment provider NWEA will acquire pieces of assessment-related technology from testing organization ETS and take over its contracts with several states.
India-based education giant Byju’s has acquired K-12 coding platform Tynker, and Blackboard has merged with higher-ed solutions company Anthology.
The education software platform Panorama raised $60 million in a Series C round of funding, and Pearson snapped up an Australian AI-focused company.
Two months after McGraw Hill announced it was being acquired by Platinum Equity, the education giant has entered into an agreement to acquire digital content provider Achieve3000.
Congresswoman Lori Trahan of Massachusetts is collecting input on a sweeping K-12 data protection draft bill that would significantly impact how ed companies treat student information.
K-12 media and tech overtook professional learning services as the education market segment with the highest activity, as acquisitions totaled nearly $20 billion in the first half of 2021.
DreamBox Learning is acquiring the well-known adaptive literacy program, Reading Plus, marking the ed-tech provider’s expansion into reading curriculum.
GoGuardian has acquired Edulastic, and the Austrian tutoring startup GoStudent announced it received a $244 million investment with an eye on global expansion.
Achieve3000’s efforts during the pandemic offer a window into how education businesses have overhauled support for teachers to suit virtual environments.