December 14, 2018: Volume 25, Number 24

Google Acquires Workbench to Link Lessons & Platform

Google (Mountain View, CA) in November acquired Workbench (Baltimore), which helps educators build, find, customize, and share standards-aligned lessons. Google and Workbench already ...

NetDragon Revenue Up Double Digits in H1 2018

NetDragon Websoft (Changle, Fujian, China) credited tremendous growth in its education business and continued momentum in its gaming businesses for the rising revenue the company ...

Student Data Privacy is Ongoing Issue for Ed Tech

Issues around student data privacy that have percolated for some time in educational technology are expected to accelerate in 2019 in advance of the California Consumer Privacy Act ...

Finding the Right Employees is a Difference Maker

With young companies building staff after receiving investment and more established companies consolidating, a fair amount of education technology personnel moves can be expected in ...

NY Schools Receive Funding for Technology

New York state’s Smart Schools Review Board in December approved 58 Smart Schools Investment Plans as part of implementation of the state’s $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act, a ...

Math Content & Tools are Popular Apps

EER’s quarterly look at what education apps are popular shows the continued appeal of math apps, with content, calculator and flash card apps all being accessed. Xtra Math, priced at ...

Financial Briefs, Dec. 14, 2018

STEM education program provider PCS Edventures! (Boise, ID) had revenue of $1.2 million in second quarter of fiscal 2019, ended Sept. 30, up 114% from the same period in the prior ...

Partnership & Acquisition Briefs, Dec. 14, 2018

Private equity firm Think3 (Austin, TX) entered the education technology space with its December acquisition of School Loop (San Francisco), a provider of K-12 learning management and ...

News Briefs, Dec. 14, 2018

Apex Learning (Portland, OR) will make 10 new technology courses, ranging from coding and design to gaming and animation, available for the 2019-2020 school year. Students will be ...

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