February 23, 2018: Volume 25, Number 4

Udell Out at K12 Inc.; Chairman Davis Back as CEO

K12 Inc. (Herndon, VA) CEO Stuart Udell resigned from the company effective March 2 after the K12 board of directors moved to redefine his responsibilities. Nathaniel Davis was ...

Double-Digit Revenue Growth in 2017 at Instructure

K-12, higher education, corporate and international contract wins drove double-digit revenue growth at Instructure (Salt Lake City) in 2017. Fourth-quarter revenue was $43.8 million, ...

Trump Proposes Cuts to Fiscal 2019 Education Funding

President Donald Trump in February proposed a budget for fiscal year 2019 that would cut discretionary appropriations for the Department of Education to $61.48 billion, a 3.8% decrease ...

Budget Proposal Would End 28 Programs

The 2019 Trump budget request for the Department of Education reflects a commitment to eliminating funding for programs that it views as having achieved their original purpose, ...

CDI Rolls Out Classroom Technology

Technology-based solutions provider CDI (Markham, Ontario) began as a technology refurbishing business, but found a niche in the education market and since 2000 has been reselling and ...

Sony Introduces KOOV for Classroom STEM

Sony Electronics (San Diego) in February launched KOOV, a coding, robotics and design kit built to provide educators with a turnkey solution that combines tactile and digital learning ...

Chalkup Features Move to Microsoft

Elements from the classroom collaboration platform Chalkup (New York) are becoming part of Microsoft’s (Redmond, WA) education offering after Chalkup cofounder Justin Chando joined ...

SmartEdTech Provides Mobile Learning Platform

The business model for SmartEdTech, a mobile learning platform and content aggregator for PreK-12 education, has evolved over the past year with a new emphasis on a customer base of ...

ISTE and Code.org Partner on Professional Learning

 The International Society for Technology in Education (Arlington, VA) and Code.org (Seattle) in February partnered to offer current and first-time computer science educators ...

People Briefs, Feb. 23, 2018

Edmentum (Bloomington, MN) in February expanded its executive team. Marcus Lingenfelter, newly-appointed senior vice president of strategic initiatives and partnerships, has two ...

Financial Briefs, Feb. 23, 2018

McGraw-Hill Education (New York) in February provided a preview of its 2017 financial performance, which said total company billings declined3% to 2% for the year, an improvement from ...

News Briefs, Feb. 23, 2018

Defined Learning (Northbrook, IL) in February will make its Defined STEM project-based learning materials for K-8 available in Spanish. The release comes in response to requests from ...

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