April 3, 2020: Volume 27, Number 7

NY Education Funding Expected to Drop after COVID-19

As the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., New York offers a bleak picture to other states of what might be to come; the state budget that New York is expected to ...

Pearson Sees Virtual School Growth, Cancelled Assessment

Pearson (London/Hoboken, NJ) in a March trading update shared the expected positive and negative impacts on its business in the COVID-19 environment. The disruption created by COVID-19 ...

Cambium Assists Customers with Transition to Remote Learning

As the world changes with the COVID-19 pandemic, Cambium Learning (Dallas) is focusing on supporting customers trying to establish or expand digital learning environments, offering ...

Schools Develop Models for Distance Learning

More than 80% of the districts trying to move to distance learning after being disrupted by COVID-19 are providing access to some general resources or formal curriculum, but only 5% ...

Organizations Collate Resources for New Learning Models

A range of organizations from inside and outside the educational technology community in March are connecting with resource providers to share ways learning can continue with schools ...

PCS Edventures! Revenue Up in Quarter

PCS Edventures! (Boise, ID) had revenue of $570,000 in third quarter fiscal 2020, ended Dec. 31, 2019, up 5% from third quarter fiscal 2019. For the calendar year, PCS generated $4.3 ...

Kansas Shares Its Model for Student Success

Kansas state-level education officials in March shared, via report and webinar, how the state is innovating to transform its schools to address skills gaps and prepare its students to ...

Advice on School Design from Kansas to Other States

• It is critical to get input from all stakeholders and to explain the changing needs of today’s workforce. • While many states are working on redesign efforts, what is unique ...

Financial Briefs, April 3, 2020

Private equity Thoma Bravo (San Francisco) in March completed its acquisition of learning management system provider Instructure (Salt Lake City) in an all-cash transaction that valued ...

People Briefs, April 3, 2020

Boxlight (Lawrenceville, GA) in March named its second new CEO of 2020 with the elevation of company president Michael Pope to chairman and CEO. He succeeds Harold Bevis, who was ...

News Briefs, April 3, 2020

Visual display and collaboration solutions provider BenQ (Costa Mesa, CA) in March introduced the InstaShow S WDC20 wireless presentation system, designed to ensure data and content ...

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