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.
Selling an education business requires making a series of complex decisions that can be derailed by a number of factors, says Stuart Udell, a veteran executive in the education industry.
Test provider ACT has invested in Open Assessment Technologies, a provider of open-source assessment solutions.
The merger will create an array of academic content and delivery platforms under one company, serving grades K-16.
In this week’s dealmaking news, Wonderschool, a platform aims to help experienced educators and childcare providers start and run their own in-home businesses, raised $20 million, and littleBits, a provider of technology kits for kids, has acquired DIY Co., an operator of online educational services for kids and their families.
Language and literacy software solutions provider Imagine Learning and childcare management technology company Procare Software announced acquisitions.
John Fallon, Pearson’s CEO, said he does not plan to offer details about the sale process while it is underway.
The metro hubs of Shanghai and Beijing have seen huge jumps in the amount of investment flowing to ed-tech companies in recent years, according to CB Insights.
McGraw-Hill Education and the creator of Sesame Street have agreed to work together to bring content focused on social-emotional learning to elementary and pre-kindergarten students.
In this week’s dealmaking news, a handful of education companies were acquired; Follett acquired adaptive learning platform Fishtree and Chegg acquired online studying platform StudyBlue.