April 19, 2019: Volume 26, Number 8

Pearson Ventures Will Invest in Growth-Stage Start-Ups

Pearson (London/New York) in April launched Pearson Ventures, a fund to invest in growth stage start-ups that are addressing the future of education and employment. “Education will ...

Boxlight Grows as Portfolio Broadens

Boxlight Corp. (Lawrenceville, GA), a provider of interactive technology solutions for the global education market, increased revenue by 47% from $25.7 million in 2017 to $37.8 million ...

Teachers May Get More Control of Professional Learning

Professional development is changing amid growing interest in giving teachers more say over their professional learning. The change is seen in the goals of educators, funding proposals ...

Long Branch Shows Evolution of Professional Learning

The evolution of professional learning at the Long Branch (NJ) public schools illustrates the changing mix of methods districts are using to provide professional development to ...

Discovery Broadens Offering with Content Partnerships

Discovery Education (Charlotte, NC) continues to tap the content of Discovery Communications (New York), the company it was spun off from in February 2018, but the company also is ...

Newsela Raises Funds and Expands Content

The instructional content platform Newsela (New York) hit two milestones in March, publishing its 10,000th article and raising an additional $50 million in funding from TCV, a growth ...

Partnership & Acquisition Briefs, April 19, 2019

Renaissance (Wisconsin Rapids, WI) in April acquired Early Learning Labs (Edina, MN), which offers progress monitoring, assessments, and reporting tools to track early literacy, early ...

News Briefs, April 19, 2019

Capstone Publishing (N. Mankato, MN) is upgrading its database for fall 2019, with the enhancements focused on inclusivity, equity and accessibility. Features will include ...

Financial Briefs, April 19, 2019

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is providing $1.6 million to support the Jefferson Education Exchange, a nonprofit working to help educators make informed decisions about education ...

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