K-12 Dealmaking: Education Mergers, Acquisitions Rising in 2014, Report Shows

Education-related mergers and acquisitions increased during the first half of 2014, with purchases of Renaissance Learning and SkillSoft representing the biggest deals.


The Winners, and Losers, in E-Rate Modernization

With $2 billion in funding in its first two years, the recently passed E-rate modernization order will be a boon to broadband providers, and a bust for other companies.


Apple Touts Strong iPad Sales in Global School Market

Apple, believed to be the dominant provider of tablets in the K-12, also says it is selling millions of iPads into the worldwide market.


ACT and Festo Didactic Deals Highlight Competitive Nature of Ed-Tech Industry

A recent acquisition by ACT and a merger of two global companies reinforce just how competitive the ed-tech market has become.


Library Official Talks Consequences of 'Over-Filtering' the Web, in EdWeek Q-and-A

A new report says Internet filtering in school libraries is blocking access to important educational content and undermining students from low-income households.


OpenEd Raises $2M to Build More Free Education Apps

OpenEd, a free catalog of more than a million Web-based resources for the common core, raised $2 million in its first round of venture-capital funding.


Blackboard Acquires Perceptis, IT Help-Desk Provider

Blackboard, a well-known leader in learning management systems, recently acquired IT help desk provider Perceptis, the company's second acquisition of 2014.


West Virginia, Microsoft Partner on IT Certification Program

West Virginia will become the 12th state to implement a statewide "IT Academy" certification program through Microsoft.


U.S. Gets Low Scores for Innovation in Education

The U.S. ranked near the bottom in an exhaustive international comparison of educational innovation, but received high grades for use of assessments and parent engagement.


Ed-Tech Accelerators Launch Second Round of 'Classes' for Startups

A pair of ed-tech accelerators each choose 10 companies from a pool of more than 700 startup applicants.


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