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PageWerkz Introduces a New Digital Workbook Platform for Content Publishers

Werkz Publishing Inc. announces the launch of PageWerkz™, a proprietary new educational technology that offers a digital workbook platform for content providers. The San Diego-based company, which is best known for its award-winning ScienceWerkz® science education apps, is seeking to partner with content publishers who wish to transform textbooks, newspapers, magazines, and other informational materials into an interactive and dynamic format for tablets and computers. Read More »

Versal Launches an Open API Platform To Build Interactive Educational Gadgets

Today, Versal announced the launch of its new open developer program (beta), the first open API platform specifically designed to offer developers a way to easily build interactive and customizable 'learning gadgets' for teachers to use in online courses, homework assignments, and student projects. Read More »

WIN Learning Partners with Sussman Sales

To help expose urban students to a vast variety of career paths and provide them with the required academic and skills instruction, WIN Learning is now offering the WIN Career Readiness System through Sussman Sales, the leading provider of education solutions to New York Public Schools and other urban districts. Read More »

Espresso Education Is Now Discovery Education

Espresso Education, the leading provider of primary school digital education content, and Discovery Education announced today that they will join together under the Discovery Education name. The name change follows Discovery Education's acquisition of UK market leader Espresso Group Ltd. Read More »

Libraries Unlimited and the International Association of School Librarianship Announce Partnership

Libraries Unlimited is pleased to announce its new partnership with the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL) to provide school librarians around the world both an opportunity to read about and to write about trends and issues, as well as to report research from the field. Members of IASL will now be able to share their expertise with a broader audience through Libraries Unlimited’s global base of readers. Read More »

Capstone Acquires Engage Literacy Program

Capstone has acquired the assets of Engage Literacy, a comprehensive K-3 literacy program, from Australian-based classroom publisher Hinkler Education. Engage Literacy includes leveled readers to support a balanced literacy program through written language (reading and writing) and oral language (speaking and listening) with an individual, small-group, or entire classroom. Read More »

Quick Key Mobile Closes $200,000 in Convertible Debt Financing

Quick Key Mobile, the mobile education upstart, has added a strategic corporate investor to its list of owners, and closed on $200,000 in new convertible debt. The Educator's Network, a company providing online education resources for K-12 teachers, invested $150,000 in the company's convertible debt last week. Read More »

D2L Raises $85 Million in Strategic Financing

D2L Inc., has closed an $85 million Series B financing round led by a large institutional asset manager with participation from Columbus Nova Technology Partners, Graham Holdings, Four Rivers Group, Aurion Capital and existing investors New Enterprise Associates and OMERS Ventures. Silicon Valley Bank also provided debt financing in this round. The investment brings the company’s total funds raised to $165 million. Read More »

HMH Announces Second Quarter 2014 Results

Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. Net sales in the second quarter 2014 increased 11% from 2013 to $402 million. Gross sales or billings increased 31% for the second quarter of 2014 compared with the same period in 2013. Deferred revenue grew $114 million from March 31, 2014 to June 30 2014, primarily from increased digital content sales. Read More »

Qualcomm Acquires EmpoweredU

Qualcomm Incorporated announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., has taken a further step towards the vision of demonstrating how technology innovations can help address some of the challenges the education sector faces, by completing the acquisition of EmpoweredU, a pioneer in the development of an intuitive, mobile-centric cloud-based learning environment that is both device and operating system agnostic. Read More »