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Taskstream and Tk20 Announce Merger

Taskstream and Tk20 today announced a definitive merger agreement, bringing together two leading providers of assessment management solutions for higher education to help colleges and universities measure, analyze and report learning data to improve student and institutional outcomes. The new combined organization, which will be called Taskstream-Tk20. Read More »

GSV Capital Corp. Reports Q4 and FY 2016 Results

GSV Capital Corp. today announced financial results for the quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2016. Net assets totaled approximately $192.1 million, or $8.66 per share, at December 31, 2016, as compared to $10.08 per share at September 30, 2016 and $12.08 per share at December 31, 2015. Read More »

DIG-IT! Games Awarded SBIR Grant from NSF

DIG-IT! Games has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for $224,923 to conduct research and development (R&D) work on new approach to transparently capture and report game-based learning (GBL) outcomes that will lead to an improved understanding of the benefits of GBL as an education technology for learning science. Read More »

Ed Tech Startups Can Apply for SETDA's Emerging Private Sector Partners Program

The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), the principal non-profit membership association representing U.S. state and territorial educational digital learning leaders, is accepting applications for its fifth annual cohort of edtech startups seeking to join SETDA's Emerging Private Sector Partnership Program (EPSP). The EPSP is a public-private partnership program tailored specifically for companies new to the U.S. K-12 education and technology market. Read More »

Education Talk Radio Launches a Second Education Podcast for Parents and Community

Larry Jacobs, host of the long-running Education Talk Radio podcast for education professionals, today announced the debut of his new podcast, Education in America. The weekly podcast brings together the voices and opinions of guest educators, authors and members of the community. The aim is to close the information gap between schools, districts, and the communities they serve. Read More »

SellingToSchools 2017 EdTech Market View

Focus Marketing Inc. announced the annual Ed Tech Trends and Job Report radio program is now available as a free podcast. Now in its fifth year, the 2017 podcast on SellingToSchools radio gives listeners the pulse of ed tech based on observations at the FETC educational technology conference. The 20-minute 2017 Ed Tech Job and Career Trends broadcast is hosted by industry sales and marketing veteran Glen McCandless. Read More »

Online Proctoring Company Raises $21 Million

Examity announced that it has secured a $21 million investment from University Ventures, an investment firm that backs entrepreneurs and institutions reimagining the future of higher education, and Inherent Group, an impact investment firm that supports companies addressing societal challenges. Examity will use the funds to expand its industry-leading online proctoring platform, Read More »

Barnes & Noble Education Acquires MBS

Barnes & Noble Education, Inc., one of America’s largest contract operators of bookstores on college and university campuses and a leading provider of digital education services, today announced that it has acquired MBS Textbook Exchange, LLC (“MBS”) for $174.2 million in cash. Together, MBS and BNED will operate over 1,490 physical and virtual bookstores and serve more than 6 million students enrolled in higher education institutions. Read More »

PCS Edventures Announces $586,000 STEM Order

PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. announced the receipt of purchase orders totaling $586,804.75 for PCS enrichment program materials. These purchase orders were received since January 1 from a single corporate partner who PCS designs programs for on an annual basis. The order included popular PCS Edventures STEM titles including Magic Beans, Unleash Your Wild Side, the Science of the Human Body, and others Read More »

Capstone Sells myON Business

Capstone, a leading publisher of children's books and digital reading products and services, announced today that Francisco Partners, a leading technology investment firm, has acquired myON. In conjunction with the transaction, Francisco Partners plans to make a significant growth investment in myON. Read More »