October 30, 2020: Volume 27, Number 21

K12 Inc., Revenue Up in Strong FY '21 Q1

K12 Inc. revenue for the first quarter fiscal 2021, ended September 30, was $371 million, up 44.3%. The revenue rise was driven by increased enrollment and by growth in the sale of à ...

K12 Inc. Partners to Provide Platform for Learning

K12 Inc. (Herndon, VA) is seeing growth and facing challenges as it partners with school districts to provide continuity of learning. More than 150 new schools and districts are ...

Capstone Facilitates Access with Capstone Connect

Capstone (N. Mankato, MN) in September released Capstone Connect, a whole-school solution bringing a collection of standards-aligned content from the publisher’s PebbleGo and ...

Campaign Has Little Discussion about K-12 Education

U.S. K-12 school districts faced unprecedented challenges as the 2020-2021 school year began amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, but there has been little discussion on the national ...

Pearson Virtual Schools Grow in Q3 2020

Pearson (London/Hoboken, NJ) company third-quarter sales fell despite a boost from its Global Online Learning segment, where sales improved 32% in the third quarter and were up 14% in ...

Class for Zoom Can Enhance Video Conferencing

ClassEDU (Washington, DC) in September closed $16 million in seed financing, which will be used to bring the company's Class for Zoom product to market. Class for Zoom is software ...

CatchOn Launches Student-Level Data Module

CatchOn (Nashville, TN), the data analytics tool that provides school districts with real-time data on the use of devices, apps and online tools, in October added a new student-level ...

IDAC Reports on App Security

A September report from the International Digital Accountability Council highlights several areas where educational technology apps’ privacy and security practices could be better, ...

Ed Department Awards Charter School Grants

The Department of Education in October awarded $131.5 million in new grant funding dedicated to creating and expanding high-quality public charter schools. Recipients of the funding ...

People Briefs, Oct. 30, 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, Oct. 30, 2020

Curriculum Associates (N. Billerica, MA) in October offered two new, free resource kits for school leaders and teachers that provide tips and resources for managing and delivering ...

Financial Briefs, Oct. 30, 2020

Knowledgehook (Kitchener, Ontario, Canada), which offers a math learning platform, in October raised £13.5 million ($17.6 million U.S.) in Series A equity funding. The company, which ...

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