News Corp. parts with its education division after suffering huge financial losses on a $1 billion investment and laying off hundreds of employees recently.
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October 01, 2015
August 20, 2015
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 12, 2015
Nevada's state board of examiners has awarded a $51 million contract for statewide testing to DRC, which will replaced Measured Progress, a company that took blame for testing breakdowns earlier this year.
August 04, 2015
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 10, 2015
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.
May 21, 2015
Sandbox Partners is buying the Family Education Network, a Pearson "edu-tainment" platform, for an undisclosed amount.
April 24, 2015
The Boston-based company will acquire a portion of Scholastic's ed-tech business in an effort to strengthen its K-12 offerings and build other operations, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt says.
January 25, 2015
A managing director at Berkery Noyes, an investment firm that tracks deals made in K-12, expects strong activity in the sector this year.
January 02, 2015
The worldwide education company recently sold back its 5 percent stake in Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's struggling e-reader division, for nearly $28 million.
November 14, 2014
Blackboard acquired ParentLink, a communication platform that connects schools with parents and the community.