January 10, 2020: Volume 24, Number 1

Ed Companies Make Strategic Buys to Broaden Businesses

EER tracked 16 acquisitions in the education technology realm from July to December with the biggest coming at the end of the year when Instructure (Salt Lake City), the learning ...

Canvas Ready for Next Chapter as Instructure Sale Looms

Instructure (Salt Lake City) launched its Canvas learning management system in 2011 and the company’s vice president of K-12 strategy Hilary Scharton, who came on board the following ...

Industry 4.0 Defined

Industry 4.0 is the move towards automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies and processes, which can include cloud computing, cognitive computing and artificial ...

Schools Want Students to See Selves in Learning

Conversation with two district leaders, at the December Education Business Forum, sponsored by the Education Technology Industry Network of the Software & Information Industry ...

Budget Deal Secures Ed Funding

President Trump in December signed into law a $1.4 trillion spending package that funds the government through the end of fiscal 2020 on Sept. 30, avoiding a threatened government ...

Study Finds Supplemental ELA Materials Mediocre

A review of supplemental materials for high school English language arts instruction found most materials mediocre or probably not worth using, a sobering finding that indicates a ...

Discovery Expands Content & Partnerships

Discovery Education (Charlotte, NC) in December added new assets to its science and social studies techbooks and its next-generation streaming service Discovery Education Experience. ...

People Briefs, Jan. 10, 2020

Lexia Learning, a Rosetta Stone (Herndon, VA) company, in December named Jose Viana senior education advisor, education partnerships. Viana previously was assistant deputy secretary at ...

Financial Briefs, Jan. 10, 2020

Scholastic (New York) generated $597.2 million in revenue in the second quarter, down 1.2% from the same period the prior year. Six-month revenue of $829.8 million slid 0.8% from the ...

Partnership & Acquisition Briefs, Jan. 10, 2020

Cricket Media (McLean, VA) in December partnered with TIME for Kids (Tampa, FL) that allows Cricket Media to distribute TIME for Kids content through its digital library. The addition ...

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