Products emphasizing virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence, reading, writing, social-emotional learning, classroom design, and other topics resonated with school district leaders.
A Georgia school district has put out an RFP for a crisis-management platform, and an Alabama system is seeking a comprehensive reading language arts intervention.
A Long Island purchasing cooperative wants software for career and technical education services, a Tennessee district is buying social-emotional learning curriculum, and a Mississippi K-12 system is purchasing early-grades reading curriculum.
Texas schools are in need of career and technical education products and services, as well as math and reading programs. A district in New York is in the market for a system that will allow educators to manage students’ devices.
A large district in New Mexico is requesting cloud-based communications solutions, while an urban Mississippi district is looking to purchase data dashboard software. A Virginia district wants to invest in writing intervention software.
St. Louis schools are looking for math and literacy coaching, as well as professional development training. A California district is searching for classroom management solutions and an online safety system. A New Jersey district seeks behavioral and emotional consulting.
Kahoot! has acquired two companies in one week, while Labster raised $21 million in a Series B round, Scholastic purchased a major stake in Make Believe Ideas in the U.K., College Board and MetaMetrics announced a partnership, and Wah Fu Education Group raised nearly $6 million in an IPO.
The goal is to take studies that have shown high evidence of impact in one setting and see if those findings can be replicated under different circumstances.
The Madison County, Georgia, district is buying a literacy program, and another Texas system is looking for partners to support non-academic activities.
Renaissance has acquired Early Learning Labs, while Nearpod will acquire Flocabulary and Instructure is purchasing MasteryConnect.