April 20, 2018: Volume 25, Number 8

NetDragon Websoft Adds Edmodo

NetDragon Websoft (Changle, Fujian, China) in April entered into an agreement of buy the global learning community Edmodo (San Mateo, CA) for $137.5 million. Edmodo has built a network ...

Future-Ready Schools Become Part of Landscape

The evolution in education to future-ready schools, that is K-12 institutions that maximize digital learning opportunities and prepare students for success in college, career and ...

ABCmouse Expands to China with Tencent

Another partnership between a Chinese technology giant and a U.S. education company came with the April launch of a new ABCmouse English learning program in China. The immersive ...

Cullman Adds Chromebooks & Integrates Instruction

The Cullman City (AL) school district continues to refine device choices and how to integrate those devices in classrooms a dozen years after the district first began a 1:1 computing ...

Catapult Introduces STEM Program

Catapult Learning (Camden, NJ), technology-enabled services provider, in March launched a new supplemental STEM program after seeing how partner schools struggle to integrate STEM ...

More ESSA Plans Approved

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in March approved four more education plans submitted by states under the provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act. Common themes continue to be ...

NetDragon Revenue Up in 2017

NetDragon Websoft (Changle, Fujian, China) credited robust performances by both its gaming and education businesses for the growing revenue the company generated in 2017. Company ...

MGHE Names Banerjee President and CEO

McGraw-Hill Education (New York) named Nana Banerjee president and chief executive officer, effective April 23. Banerjee currently is group president of data analytics provider Verisk ...

Financial Briefs, April 20, 2018

Edmentum (Bloomington, MN) in April raised $25 million in incremental financing from New Mountain Finance and Tennenbaum Capital Partners. The financing will allow the extension of the ...

Partnership & Acquisition Briefs, April 20, 2018

Pearson (London/New York) in April sold its Acclaim badging businsess to Credly, acquiring a minority equity stake in Credly as part of the transaction. Credly is a digital credential ...

News Briefs, April 20, 2018

Learning Upgrade (San Diego), which provides digital, differentiated curriculum for children and adult learners, in March added 60 new algebra lessons, developed with songs, videos and ...

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