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Edgenuity Completes Compass Learning Acquisition

Edgenuity, a leader in online and blended learning solutions, today announced the successful completion of the Compass Learning acquisition. The deal, announced in August 2016, creates the market's most robust suite of digital curriculum products and extends Edgenuity's reach from Kindergarten through high school. Read More »

Macmillan Learning Acquires Intellus Learning

Macmillan Learning today announced the acquisition of Intellus Learning, an educational platform as a service company that gathers information across institutions to help faculty and administrators find and evaluate the best, most affordable digital content for each learner while providing actionable data on course engagement and success. Read More »

LivingTree Acquires ClassMessenger

LivingTree, a private social network for PK-12 family engagement, today announces its acquisition of ClassMessenger, a parent-teacher communication tool. The acquisition adds tens of thousands of teachers across the United States to the LivingTree user base. ClassMessenger Founder, Keith McSpurren, will join LivingTree's advisory board. Read More »

Iowa State Gifted with Majority Ownership of Curriculum Associates

Iowa State University announces a gift expected to transform key academic programs at the university. The donation is an equity stake representing majority ownership of Curriculum Associates, LLC to the Iowa State University Foundation.The gift is currently valued at approximately $93 million, making it one of the largest in Iowa State’s history. Read More »

Scientific Learning Receives New Patent

Scientific Learning Corp. was awarded a new patent for a unique method of providing feedback to students while they read aloud and record passages in the Reading Assistant™ program. Reading Assistant is the only tool that uses speech recognition technology to support and correct learners as they read aloud. Read More »

ClearScholar Secures $1.25M in Funding

ClearScholar, a leading mobile student engagement platform, announced today it has secured $1.25 million in funding. The round included High Alpha Capital, Elevate Ventures, Butler University, Cindy and Paul Skjodt through Bulle Investments and Stephen Simon, co-founder of Simon Equity Partners. Read More »

Frontline Education Acquires, Inc.

Frontline Education has acquired, Inc., a leading provider of SaaS solutions for educators, administrators and parents of children with personalized educational needs. This marks the fifth acquisition of 2016 for Frontline and the third acquisition in the Special Education and Interventions market. Read More »

MasteryConnect Announces Series C Financing

MasteryConnect has announced a Series C financing round with $4.5 million from inside investors. The C Round includes the continuing support of Catamount Ventures, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Pelion Ventures, and Trinity Ventures. Read More »

Finalsite Acquires School Website

Finalsite has acquired School Website, the largest SaaS-based CMS software provider to schools in the UK. The acquisition strategically combines the user-centric creative design, marketing talent and CMS software of School Website with Finalsite’s industry-leading SaaS-based CMS, LMS and admissions platform, creating an unrivaled provider in the industry. Read More »

The Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition

The application period opens on January 4, 2017. Considered the most prestigious and well-funded education business plan competition, since 2010 the EBPC has earned a name for itself by attracting innovative ideas from around the world and spotting impactful education innovations early on. Previous finalists have gone on to grow their ventures, attract investors, and have a positive impact on education. Read More »