August 7, 2020: Volume 27, Number 15

States Partner to Make Resources Available Widely

As states look to assist school districts managing a difficult reopening, several are working with education technology companies to make new resources available to educators ...

M&A Activity Picks Up after Sluggish H1

After acquisitions in the educational technology space stalled in the first half of the year as the COVID-19 pandemic impacted every aspect of life and work—with only six ...

Rethink K-12 Grants Awarded

The U. S. Department of Education in July awarded $180.7 million in Rethink K-12 Education Models Grants to 11 states that will act to make education better serve students during the ...

Learning Platforms Coming from Different Sources

Filmmaker and explorer James Cameron, and environmental advocate and author Suzy Amis Cameron, in July launched MUSE Virtual, a holistic online learning platform for parents looking ...

Edmentum Adds AI to Study Island

Edmentum (Bloomington, MN) in July launched a new virtual advisor Edmentum Online Navigator for its Study Island program, marking the first time the company has implemented artificial ...

Pearson Global Online Learning Up in H1

Pearson’s (London/Hoboken, NJ) company revenue as reported in the first half decreased 18.4% to £1.49 billion, Global Online Learning increased 9.7% to £316 million; Global ...

EER Stockwatch Tracks Good Results in July

July was a good month overall for stocks tracked on the EER Stockwatch, with four of the six stops posting high percentage price-per-share gains from the July 1 open to the July 31 ...

News Briefs, August 7, 2020

The U.S. Department of Education will award at least $85 million over the next five years to help disadvantaged students in Washington D.C. attend private schools of their choice. The ...

Partnership & Acquisition Briefs, Aug. 7, 2020

Savvas Learning (Paramus, NJ), formerly Pearson K-12 Learning, in August partnered with Analytic Measures (Palo Alto, CA) to provide an automated assessment tool that uses artificial ...

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