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April 24, 2015

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to Acquire Scholastic Ed-Tech Businesses for $575M

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.

April 17, 2015

Venture Capital Roundup: Three Ed-Tech Deals and a $1.5B Acquisition

Three ed-tech companies raised nearly $20 million and LinkedIn entered the education market with a $1.5 billion acquisition of lynda.com.

January 25, 2015

K-12 Merger and Acquisition Market Looks Positive for 2015, Says Investment Firm

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

K-12 Dealmaking: Pearson Sells Nook Media Stake Back to Barnes & Noble

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

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 20, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Chicago Schools to Expand Pre-K with $17M Social Impact Bond

Goldman Sachs and other investors are financing a $17 million social impact bond for the Chicago Public Schools' expansion of a pre-K program.

September 11, 2014

Microsoft Reportedly Eyes Deal to Buy Maker of Minecraft

The U.S.-based technology giant may be seeking to purchase the company that created the wildly popular game Minecraft, which has become a hit among children, adults, and some teachers who weave it into instruction.

September 05, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Pluralsight Raises $135M for Online Training Videos

Pluralsight, a major provider of online training videos for developers, IT professionals, and creative technologists, raised $135 million in Series B funding.

August 20, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Blackboard Competitor Desire2Learn Raises $85M

Desire2Learn, a Canadian-based LMS provider, raised $85 million in Series B funding, bringing its total external investment to $165 million.

August 14, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Blackboard Acquires CardSmith; Third Acquisition of 2014

Blackboard recently acquired CardSmith, a campus card solutions provider, marking their third acquisition of 2014.

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