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August 27, 2014

Educators Back Crowdfunding Campaign, Save Ed-Tech Company

A company, edshelf, was brought back from the brink of collapse thanks to a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter that drew the support of educators.

August 21, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: FreshGrade Brings in $4.3M to Connect Teachers, Parents

Canadian-based FreshGrade, Inc. raised $4.3 million of venture capital to expand its digital assessment and communication platform to K-12 schools throughout the United States.

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 11, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Edmodo Raises $30 Million from New Investors

Edmodo, the free social-networking-for-education site, recently raised $30 million in venture capital, bringing its total capital raised to $87 million.

July 21, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: OpenEd Raises $2M to Build More Free Education Apps

OpenEd, a free catalog of more than a million Web-based resources for the common core, raised $2 million in its first round of venture-capital funding.

July 21, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Blackboard Acquires Perceptis, IT Help-Desk Provider

Blackboard, a well-known leader in learning management systems, recently acquired IT help desk provider Perceptis, the company's second acquisition of 2014.

July 15, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Regent Education Raises $9M to Fund Expansion Plan

Regent Education, a provider of financial aid and enrollment management for colleges, received $9 million in funding to accelerate its growth initiative.

July 09, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Ed-Tech Startup, StudyBlue, Raises Another $1.7 Million in Venture Capital

StudyBlue, a startup that develops on-the-go study apps, received $1.7 million from investors, bringing its total venture capital investment to over $17 million.

July 02, 2014

KnowledgeWorks Spins Off Its Nonprofit New Tech Network to Barry Schuler

New Schools Network, a nonprofit dedicated to a project-based learning model, will be led by Barry Schuler, former chairman and CEO of AOL.

May 13, 2014

A Top Gates Foundation Official Leaving for NewSchools Venture Fund

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Stacey Childress will become the CEO of the NewSchools Venture Fund.

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