Shelby County Schools, Tenn. wants to manage Head Start data, and Richardson ISD, Tex., will purchase career and technical education coursework. Bend-La Pine Schools, Ore., seeks a K-12 online learning platform.
Companies including a text messaging app and a provider of STEM tools for teachers raised funding. Also, educational games provider Jumpstart acquired online math program Sokikom, and Microsoft and PowerSchool unveiled a new partnership.
BoomWriter Media Inc., a collaboration tool for the crowdsourcing of writing content in schools and colleges, has closed a new round of funding worth $4.1 million.
The demand for artificially intelligent products in K-12 may be fueled by the need to free up teachers’ time during the school day, experts say.
Digital House, an Argentine company that offers intensive technology courses and executive programs to the Latin American market, has raised $20 million.
Washington state wants a digital badging system for continuing learning, and Elmhurst CUSD, Ill., seeks a data system to streamline its current platforms. Gallup-McKinley County Schools, N.M., is looking for an adaptive online reading and math intervention program.
Scientific Learning Corp., based in California, will acquire BrainMaps, a Chinese blended learning company.
Professional development platform BetterLesson and China-based English language learning company ALO7 raised funds.
Some industry officials say big telecom providers aren’t likely to throttle K-12 districts’ web access, even if they have new power to do so.
European private equity firm IK Investment Partners has agreed to acquire Studienkreis GmbH, a provider of tutoring services in Germany.