March 5, 2021: Volume 28, Number 5

Renaissance to Acquire Nearpod to Broaden Insights into Learning

  Renaissance (Wisconsin Rapids, WI) in February entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Nearpod (Aventura, FL). The deal is reported to be a $650 million all-cash ...

Kahoot! Want to Support Learners of Any Age of Location

  Kahoot! (Oslo, Norway) in February acquired Whiteboard.fi, an online whiteboard for education that can engage students in the classroom or during remote learning. The ...

Discovery Ed Upgrades Seeing Future as Digital

  Discovery Education (Charlotte, NC) continues to upgrade its K-12 learning platform to support teachers and students with digital learning resources wherever learning is taking ...

Discovery Builds Relationships with Districts

  While expanding capabilities and integrations, Discovery Education (Charlotte, NC) also is building relationships with school districts. The Osceola County (FL) school district ...

Reopening Schools: A New Policy Area

  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in February offered guidelines for reopening schools amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as politicians, parents, school leaders ...

States Must Administer Exams, but Get Some Flexibility

  The Department of Education in February provided guidance to states as they implement assessments this spring that provides them with some flexibility but does not lift the ...

FCC Addresses Broadband Data Collection

  The Federal Communications Commission in February formed a new task force that will implement upgrades to the agency’s broadband data collection process, as education ...

Pearson Acquires Spotlight to Provide Personalized Student Data

  Pearson (London/Hoboken, NJ) in February acquired Spotlight Education (Davis, CA), a company that utilizes proprietary technology to turn education data into personalized video ...

Impero Software Aligns Well-Being & Achievement

 Impero Software (Austin, TX), provider of device management and student online safety software, is using acquisition, partnerships and product development to consolidate a range ...

People Briefs, March 5, 2021

ParentSquare (Santa Barbara, CA), provider of a K-12 school-to-home engagement platform, in February named Chad Stevens to the newly created position of chief strategy officer. Stevens ...

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