November 13, 2020: Volume 27, Number 22

Renaissance Tools Track Student Performance

Renaissance (Wisconsin Rapids, WI), which provides assessment and practice solutions with learning analytics that are used in more than one-third of U.S. schools, is seeing growing ...

VHS Learning Offers More Amid Growing Need

VHS Learning (Maynard, MA), the nonprofit founded as Virtual High School in 1996, is growing the number of partner schools it provides online courses and programs to—from 660 to more ...

Teknikio Offers Craft-Oriented Electronics Learning

Realizing the the shift to remote learning can be challenging as students may not have access to the same resources, Teknikio (Brooklyn, NY), an electronics company specializing in ...

Gaggle Addresses Interest in Student Safety

Gaggle (Bloomington, IL), which started as a student email provider in 1998 but shifted its mission more than a decade ago to helping K-12 districts manage student safety on ...

Ed Department Offers Digital Learning Guide

The Department of Education in October released a Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide, developed to help parents and guardians understand how digital tools can provide tailored ...

Pandemic Exposes Learning Divides and Concerns

Parents of students in K-12 schools have concerns about their children falling behind in school because of disruptions caused by the pandemic, with divides by income and between ...

Ed Tech Companies Build by Acquisition

Discovery Education (Charlotte, NC) in October acquired the Mystery Science (San Francisco) K-5 science and STEM curriculum. Mystery Science—used in more than 50% of U.S. elementary ...

Q3 K-12 Education Down at HMH & MGHE

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s (Boston) Education segment revenue of $330.9 million in the third quarter was down 36.1% from the prior-year period. Segment revenue of $698.6 million in ...

People Briefs, Nov. 13, 2020

Acelero Learning (New York) named Lydia Carlis chief program and people officer, effective Nov. 16. Carlis will lead the organization's strategy to improve and scale positive outcomes ...

News Briefs, Nov. 13, 2020

The digital reading platform OverDrive Education (Cleveland) donated 100 Spanish-language titles for young readers to more than 38,000 schools. The bundle included high-interest ...

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