December 13, 2019: Volume 23, Number 24

Acquisitions Heat Up as Year End Nears

Instructure (Salt Lake City), the learning platform company best known for Canvas, in December agreed to be acquired by private equity Thoma Bravo in an all-cash transaction that ...

FCC Updates E-Rate Category 2 Rules

The Federal Communications Commission in December issued a report and order that makes significant changes to E-Rate rules for Category 2 funding applications. Category 2 services ...

Techlash, Privacy Regulations, SEL Coming in 2020

December discussions around a backlash against technology, concerns about data privacy and the growing interest in social and emotional learning at the Education Business Forum, ...

Platforms & Tools are Popular Apps

EER’s quarterly look in December at what education apps are popular finds users are downloading apps for tools and platforms and preschool learning, as they have done throughout the ...

Edmentum Partnerships Provide More for Students

Edmentum (Bloomington MN) in November partnered with Boulevard Arts (New York), a developer of immersive augmented reality programs for education, to provide access to augmented ...

Ed Department Prioritized Opportunity Zones

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in November announced the Ed Department will prioritize funding for grant applications that support students, teachers and parents in Opportunity Zones, ...

Financial Briefs, Dec. 13, 2019

NetDragon Websoft (Changle, Fujian, China) in November secured a $150 million strategic investment in its education subsidiary from Ascendent Capital Partners, which focuses on greater ...

People Briefs, Dec. 13, 2019

The National Association of State Boards of Education (Alexandria, VA) elected seven new members to its board of directors, joining the six members who will return for their second ...

Partnership & Acquisition Briefs, Dec. 13, 2019

Aperture Education (Charlotte, NC), which provides social and emotional learning assessments and strategies, in November partnered with COMET Informatics (Pittsford, NY) to provide ...

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