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Britain Trusts Britannica

The president of Encyclopaedia Britannica®, Inc. today spoke out about a widely overlooked piece of research that reveals a high degree of trust in his company's handiwork among the British public. In a survey conducted recently by YouGov.co.uk, 87 percent of British respondents reported having a significant measure of faith in the truthfulness of Encyclopaedia Britannica, 20 percent more than for Wikipedia and the top British media outlets. Read More »

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Introduces HMH Labs

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced the creation of HMH Labs – a new Boston-based incubation effort designed to fuel innovation and growth in education through the ideation, experimentation and rapid prototyping of new technology solutions. The HMH Labs team will work with designers and developers across the organization and beyond to build cutting-edge tools for students, teachers and parents Read More »

EdTech Icons Launch GreyED Solutions

GreyED Solutions, headed by nationally recognized education leaders, will help schools plan and execute their technology implementation and integration goals. GreyEd will also supply EdTech providers with industry insight to aid in the development and refinement of their products and services. Read More »

Berkery Noyes Represents ILSC Education Group in Its Recapitalization with Quad Partners

Berkery Noyes, a leading independent investment bank providing mergers & acquisitions and capital raising advisory services to the education market, announced today that it represented ILSC Education Group in its recapitalization with Quad Partners. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Read More »

Sangari Active Science Announces Name Change to Activate Learning

To emphasize the company's commitment to engaging learners and making science learning fun, Sangari Active Science is changing its name to Activate Learning. The company announced its new name at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) conference in Richmond, Va., today. Read More »

"Internet of Toys" Startup, Primo, Raises $750k

London-based hardware startup Primo successfully raises a $750k seed round. The Company is announcing it has secured $750k in funding from IBIS Capital, a pool of angel investors and two incubators: MTS, based in San Francisco and Emerge Education, based in London. Primo officially launched in November 2013 with a successful Kickstarter campaign reaching 162% of the set goal. Read More »

Turnitin Acquires LightSide Labs

Turnitin has acquired LightSide Labs, an online service that uses machine learning to provide real-time, automated feedback on student writing. The agreement will allow Turnitin to integrate its leading originality checking and online grading features with LightSide Labs' innovative approach to providing high quality feedback to students across the writing process. Read More »

Learning.com Marks 15 Years of Partnering with Schools

Learning.com, a leader in helping districts implement digital learning initiatives, celebrates 15 years of creating education technology solutions for K-12 schools. The company works with schools, districts, associations and state governments and currently serves nearly 5 million students across the U.S. and 11 countries worldwide. Read More »

ASU Faculty Spinout Wins Major Grant from DoE

Learning Ovations has received a $1.05 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support the development of the company’s cloud-based tool for enhancing literacy instruction. Learning Ovations is one of only two companies this year to win funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences’ Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Read More »

EdCast Secures $6 Million Series A Financing Round

EdCast, a Stanford StartX company that creates Knowledge Cloud platforms for institutions, educators, enterprises and governments worldwide to collaborate with each other, today announced it has completed a $6 million Series A round of financing led by SoftBank Capital. Read More »