Canadian-based FreshGrade, Inc. raised $4.3 million of venture capital to expand its digital assessment and communication platform to K-12 schools throughout the United States.
Desire2Learn, a Canadian-based LMS provider, raised $85 million in Series B funding, bringing its total external investment to $165 million.
Jon Whitmore, a former university president who has been with the ACT since 2010, says he will retire from the testing organization in August of 2015.
Teacher aides, and other non-teaching staff make up a much bigger slice of the K-12 workforce than was the case a generation ago.
Instructure, a company that makes learning management systems, has unveiled a MOOC and an app designed to help teachers become more familiar with Minecraft and integrate the game into classes.
A Nashville-based nonprofit, 2nd Vote, has created a self-described "conservative shopper app" for parents that rates education companies according to their political leanings.
Blackboard recently acquired CardSmith, a campus card solutions provider, marking their third acquisition of 2014.
Sales of Chromebooks worldwide have risen by 79 percent from 2013, though they will remain a "niche market" for next few years, according to a new market analysis.
Edmodo, the free social-networking-for-education site, recently raised $30 million in venture capital, bringing its total capital raised to $87 million.
Companies are selling academic materials designed to appeal to parents and others demanding an alternative to the common-core standards.