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November 14, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Blackboard Buys ParentLink; Fifth Acquisition of 2014

Blackboard acquired ParentLink, a communication platform that connects schools with parents and the community.

October 28, 2014

Social Media, Open Resources Shaping European Ed-Tech Priorities

European countries' views about how educational technology can be used to improve schools in some respects mirror those of educators and policymakers in the United States, a new report concludes.

October 06, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Remind Raises $40M to Expand School Text Messaging App

Remind, a free text messaging app for teachers, students, and parents, raised $40 million of venture capital, bringing the company's total funds raised to $59 million.

September 17, 2014

Chegg Touts Counseling Service for High Schoolers

Chegg is offering $24-per-hour college counseling to high school students, which the company says is an alternative to costly services.

September 11, 2014

Punish Kids by Taking Away Mobile Devices? A #TBT Look Back to 2010

Devices and apps have evolved since 2010, probably more quickly than parents' strategies for monitoring teens' digital usage and regulating teens' digital access as a form of discipline.

September 08, 2014

Student Mobile Device Usage Outpacing School Tech Programs, Survey Finds

More students are using mobile devices for schoolwork, but just one in six U.S. schoolchildren attends a school that provides all student with their laptop or tablet, according to a new survey from Pearson.

August 26, 2014

L.A. Schools Chief Halts Apple, Pearson Tech Contract Amid Questions

John Deasy has ordered the rebidding of a massive technology contract awarded to Apple and Pearson, following questions of favoritism in the bidding process.

August 14, 2014

LMS Company Uses MOOCs, Minecraft to Dig Into K-12 Market

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.

August 14, 2014

App Rates School Suppliers Based on Conservative Credentials

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.

August 08, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Qualcomm Acquires EmpoweredU

Wireless technology giant Qualcomm acquired EmpoweredU, a provider of mobile-based learning platforms, in an effort to provide students 24/7 access to learning materials.

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