November 30, 2018: Volume 25, Number 23

Factors to Drive Growth Outlined at EBF

Growth! Growth! Growth! Conquering the Challenge of Scale in Ed Tech was the title of the Education Business Forum sponsored by the Education Technology Industry Network (Washington, ...

SEL Becoming More Important to Schools

Growing interest in social and emotional learning, amid concerns about school climate and fostered by Every Student Succeeds Act provisions on educating the whole child, are ...

Sunburst Partners to Offer reThinkIt!

Sunburst Digital (Rosemont, IL) also is partnering with the social venture company OneSeventeen Media (Austin, TX) on a national launch of reThinkIt!, OneSeventeen Media’s solution ...

Content & Features to Support SEL

The Wallace Foundation (New York), a philanthropy working to foster improvements in learning, this spring released a guide to 25 evidence-based social and emotional learning programs, ...

Private Equity Active in Acquisitions

The 25 acquisition deals tracked by EER through the first 11 months of 2018 show that private equity companies are increasingly active players in the education technology market, ...

Illuminate & Amplify Partner on Science Assessment

Illuminate Education (Irvine, CA) in November forged a partnership with Amplify (Brooklyn, NY) that will integrate Amplify’s new Next Generation Science Standards-aligned benchmark ...

Pearson Launches Project Imagine

Pearson (London/New York) in October launched Project Imagine, a digital history curriculum that blends primary sources and technology to bring experiential learning to classrooms. ...

NCES Introduces Ed Tech Quality Initiative

The National Center for Education Statistics in November introduced an Ed Tech Quality Initiative created to provide information on the relationship technology has with K-12 ...

DOE Dispenses STEM Grants

The Department of Education in November outlined how it had not only fulfilled but surpassed a directive from President Trump to provide $200 million for science, technology, ...

Partnership & Acquisition Briefs, Nov. 30, 2018

IXL Learning (San Mateo, CA), which offers a math education platform, in October acquired ABCya (Providence, RI), provider of elementary-level educational games and apps. IXL is used ...

People Briefs, November 30, 2018

School operating system provider Otus (Chicago) in October increased its sales team by 50% with three additions reporting to chief sales officer Seth Gurss. Tim Jarotkiewicz, former ...

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