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July 21, 2014

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

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

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

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.

April 09, 2014

Ed-Tech Companies Abroad Reap Financing, Analysis Says

More than 50 percent of the companies receiving ed-tech financing these days are located outside U.S. borders, according to an analysis by CB Insights.

April 03, 2014

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodnight

One last post before we hit the road. A thank you to our readers and the EdWeek staff, and a review of the progress we have made since launch.

March 31, 2014

Startups in Education Set Record, Raising $500 Million in First Quarter

In the first three months of 2014, more than half a billion dollars have flowed into ed-tech, making it the biggest funding quarter in five years.

March 11, 2014

There Is No Bubble in Educational Technology: Not For Businesses That Actually Make Sense

Many people are wondering whether there is a bubble in educational technology. Has too much venture capital been invested in the sector? Have valuations gotten too high? My answer is that there is a bubble in ideas that won't work and a dearth of capital for ideas that can work.

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