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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.

July 30, 2015

New Ed-Tech Accelerator Program Seeks Breakthroughs in K-12 Science

NewSchools Ignite, a project launched by the NewSchools Venture Fund, would make awards to companies and nonprofits for amounts between $50,000 and $150,000.

July 10, 2015

Chinese Gaming Company to Acquire Ed-Tech Provider Promethean

The U.K.-based company that put interactive whiteboards in U.S. schools is being purchased by NetDragon Websoft, a developer of online games and mobile Internet platforms.

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