July 14, 2017: Volume 24, Number 15

NetDragon Websoft Gains Games with JumpStart Buy

NetDragon Websoft (Changle, Fujian, China) in July acquired JumpStart (Torrance, CA), provider of children’s educational games, including the popular Math Blaster.Founded in 1999, ...

Achieve3000 Updates Platform

Achieve3000 (Lakewood, NJ), provider of blended and differentiated literary instruction for learners from PreK through adult, in June launched an expanded version of its platform for ...

Renaissance Launches Renaissance Flow 360

Renaissance Learning (Wisconsin Rapids, WI) in June launched Renaissance Flow 360, a solution for assessment-driven personalized learning, following a year-long early adopter ...

CEV Adds Social Media Marketing

CEV Multimedia (Lubbock, TX), which develops career and technical education courses and resources, in fall 2017 will offer a social media marketing course. The launch comes in response ...

SETDA Reports on Digital Instructional Materials

The State Educational Technology Directors Association (Washington, DC) in June published Navigating the Digital Shift II: Implementing Digital Instructional Materials for Learning. ...

Alive Pairs Early Learning & Augmented Reality

Early education software developer Alive Studios (Dacula, GA) in June introduced the Learning alive Plus Station for Sprout Pro by HP G2, combining its early learning solutions with an ...

ABCmouse Adds Features for Schools

Age of Learning (Glendale, CA) in June introduced new product features developed to make it easier for teachers to use ABCmouse resources in their instructional day and for ...

IES Publishes Brief on Cost Analysis

The Institute of Education Sciences, the statistics, research, and evaluation arm of the Department of Education, in June released The Critical Importance of Costs for Education ...

Lightspeed Expands Focus

Lightspeed (Tualatin, OR) in June introduced its new Activate instructional audio and video platform as the company expands its focus to helping educators effectively use instructional ...

Typing Master Rolls Out Game-Based Course

Typing Master (Helsinki, Finland) is rolling out TypeTastic, a game-based course developed to build keyboarding skills in elementary students. Typing Master sales manager Anssi ...

Learning.com Launches Digital Literacy Assessments

Learning.com (Portland, OR) in June launched Digital Literacy Assessments for fifth and eighth graders, a new set of tools built to measure students’ proficiency with digital ...

People, July 14, 2017

K12 Inc. (Herndon, VA) in June named Sean Ryan senior vice president and general manager of Fuel Education, which partners with schools on personalized learning. Ryan most recently ...

News Briefs, July 14, 2017

Discovery Education (Silver Spring, MD) in June renewed its 17-year partnership with Georgia Public Broadcasting that provides all Georgia educators with access to Discovery Streaming. ...

Partnership & Acquisition Briefs, July 14, 2017

Educational publisher Nelson (Toronto, Canada) in July entered into an agreement to acquire the technology assets of Edusight (Toronto, Canada) as Nelson continues to build an ...

Acquisition Policy Findings per SETDA Report

3 states reported issuing a statewide master purchasing contract.7 states have state master purchasing contracts available for districts and schools to purchase instructional ...

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