May 18, 2018: Volume 25, Number 10

Discovery Completes Ed Sale to Francisco

Discovery Communications (Silver Spring, MD) on April 30 closed its sale of the Discovery Education business to private equity Francisco Partners for $120 million cash. Scott Kinney, ...

Scott Kinney on OER:

We get asked all the time about OER and our thoughts around that. As a former educator myself, I have a couple of reactions. Often times, we hear of people trying to cobble together ...

Boxlight Acquires Cohuba

Boxlight (Lawrenceville, GA) in May acquired Cohuborate (Manchester, U.K.), a developer of touch display technology for the education, business and government markets, for ...

Virtual School Enrollment Grows

Virtual and blended schools continue to grow enrollment, but school performance measures indicate they are not as successful as traditional public schools. That is one of the findings ...

Virtual Education At-A-Glance

 ·         Full-time virtual schools deliver all curriculum and instruction via the internet and electronic communication, usually ...

Recommendations to Improve Virtual Education

 The National Education Policy Center offered policymakers and authorities recommendations intended to improve virtual education. They include:   ...

RoboKind Extends to Coding

RoboKind (Dallas), best known for social robotics and robots4autism, is introducing a new platform, Robots4STEM, which teaches students how to program a humanoid robot using visual ...

SAM Labs Advances Coding

SAM Labs (London), an education technology company founded in 2014 to provide STEAM resources and coding programs, in April launched SAM Blockly, a solution that enables students to ...

Polyup for Building Math Skills

Ed tech startup Polyup (Sunnyvale, CA) in April launched its math digital playground as a way to address the need to build computational thinking and problem solving skills among ...

Pearson & HMH Q1 2018 Results

Pearson (London/New York) underlying revenue increased 1% in the first quarter, driven by growth in the North America and Core (up 6%) segments. Revenue in the Growth segment declined ...

Google Adds VR Tour Creator

Google (Mountain View, CA) in May introduced Tour Creator to enable teachers and students to make virtual reality tours using imagery from Google Street View or their own 360◦ ...

People Briefs, May 18, 2018

Achieve3000 (Lakewood, NJ), provider of differentiated literacy instruction, named Stuart Udell CEO effective April 30. He succeeds CEO and founder Saki Dodelson, who remains involved ...

News Briefs, May 18, 2018

Technology and content services company Magic Software (New York) in May launched Magic Ed Tech, which will help design and deliver digital learning products that are accessible, ...

Partnership & Acquisition Briefs, May 18, 2018

Follett (McHenry, IL) in May forged a channel partnership with NextTier Education (Chicago) and has begun selling NextTier software solutions for college and career readiness to public ...

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