January 26, 2018: Volume 25, Number 2

Microsoft Broadens Offerings for Classrooms

Microsoft (Redmond, WA) in January broadened its offerings for classrooms with new devices, tools, content and partnerships.Looking to provide schools with alternative choices to ...

E-Rate Filing Window Opens

The fiscal 2018 window for E-Rate funding applications is open through March 22, amid expectations that the overall funding demand will be consistent with the last few years with an ...

E-Rate At-A-Glance

A provision of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the E-Rate program was established under the Federal Communications Commission in 1997 to provide schools and libraries, particularly ...

STEMscopes Releases Engineering Curriculum

Accelerate Learning (Houston) in December launched STEMscopes DIVE-in Engineering, an online, kit-based engineering curriculum built to encourages students to do what real-world ...

Companies Build & Partner on STEM

Discovery Education (Silver Spring, MD) in January made available STEM Connect, a web-based, supplemental K-8 resource built to help educators create STEM lessons with the goal of ...

Ed Tech Companies Fundraise

Education technology companies in January added to their available capital with BoomWriter Media (Cambridge, MA) raising $4.1 million, Ellevation (Boston) raising more than $10 million ...

Clever Launches Goals for Tracking Software Use

Clever (San Francisco), the app platform built to make using software in the classroom safer and easier, in January launched Clever Goals, a new product that helps educators see usage ...

Pearson Previews Lower Sales

Pearson (London/New York) in January provided an early glimpse of 2017 results—and a drop in stock-price-per-share to the lowest level since last November followed.Total company ...

K12 Inc. Institutional Revenue Down in Q2 FY 2018

K12 Inc. (Herndon, VA) revenue in the second fiscal quarter, ended Dec. 31, 2017, was $217.2 million, down 1.8% from the prior-year quarter as a revenue drop in the institutional ...

News Briefs, Jan. 26, 2018

Discovery Communications (Silver Spring, MD) will move its global headquarters to New York City in the second half of 2019 but Discovery Education will be housed in a planned Maryland ...

Partnership & Acquisition Briefs, Jan. 26, 2018

The Virtual High School (Maynard, MA) is partnering with the nonprofit Generation YES (Olympia, WA) with the goal of expanding the number of student technology leaders and increasing ...

People Briefs, Jan. 26, 2018

Renaissance (Wisconsin Rapids, WI) in January named John Roselli chief strategy officer, responsible for leading strategic planning, new market business development, and mergers and ...

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