A new class of special purpose acquisition companies could give rise to a constellation of of publicly traded education companies, with more visibility and greater access to capital.
Renaissance has acquired Nearpod, in a merging of companies that bring a focus on classroom assessment and interactive features designed to boost student engagement.
Investors are putting a premium on companies that have the products and expertise to span distance learning and a return to in-person lessons.
EdWeek Market Brief surveyed district leaders on what outreach they expect from the education companies serving their K-12 systems, after a merger or acquisition.
As it looks to drive innovation, Roblox will retain 28-year-old Imbellus CEO Rebecca Kantar, who last year was named one of Forbes’ 30 rising entrepreneurs in education under 30.
Frontline Education, a provider of K-12 administrative software, has acquired SuccessEd, which tracks compliance and services offered to students in special education.
The publicly traded company will change its name next month to better reflect its “continued growth” outside of K-12, after acquiring two career-based learning platforms.
COVID-19 accelerated the rollout of Mosaic by ACT, which is being billed by the company as a comprehensive, adaptive learning solution weaving together assessments, curriculum, and social-emotional learning.
Cambium Learning Group announced the acquisition of language learning powerhouse Rosetta Stone, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is backing an Indian ed-tech startup.
The CEO of Spiral, an interactive learning platform that was recently snapped up by Discovery Education, talks about the key factors companies need to weigh before they agree to an acquisition.