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December 08, 2015

Newsela Puts Focus on Science, With Standards in Mind

Newsela is just one of many companies that has sought to align its content -- news stories customized to different reading levels -- to the Next Generation Science Standards.

October 15, 2015

Pearson Agrees to Pay $6.5 Million to L.A. Schools Over Curriculum Mess

The district said that Pearson's curriculum wasn't the right solution for L.A. Unified now, but "we continue to work with Pearson in some areas."

October 13, 2015

Mark Zuckerberg Backs Ed-Tech Companies Newsela, MasteryConnect

Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg deepened his involvement in ed tech by making investments in Newsela and MasteryConnect.

October 13, 2015

Instructure Inc., Known for Canvas LMS, Plans to Go Public

The fast-growing LMS provider is the latest ed-tech company to announce an initial public offering, but it has yet to post a profit.

September 25, 2015

Fledgling Ed-Tech Companies' Pace of Early Fundraising Slows

Ed-tech companies are moving more slowly from their seed fundraising rounds to the Series A stage, according to CB Insights.

September 10, 2015

American Institutes for Research to Partner on Accelerator Project

The AIR will be a primary option for companies vetting their products through the Jefferson Education Accelerator.

September 01, 2015

Test Results from N.D., Mont., Nev., Will Get Examination

Smarter Balanced will review the validity of test results from three states that experienced disruptions on their tests last year.

August 24, 2015

Amplify's MOOC Is Sold, and Renamed as 'Edhesive'

Amplify's AP computer science massive, open, online course has been sold to a group of investors.

August 20, 2015

Talent Management Companies Join Forces to Serve K-12 Market

PeopleAdmin's acquisition of SearchSoft Solutions will give the companies a combined reach into 4,000 school districts to help education leaders manage personnel decisions.

August 04, 2015

Education Sector Hot for Merger, Acquisition Deals, Investment Banker Says

Schools' growing acceptance of purchasing digital content by subscription is one reason investors see the possibility of returns in the acquisition and mergers of education businesses.

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