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CEFPI Rebranded as the Association for Learning Environments

The Board of Directors of the Association for Learning Environments (formerly CEFPI) proudly unveiled the organization's new name and brand. With the new branding, the Association for Learning Environments looks forward to delivering value to our members and to growing our community of passionate professionals committed to creating better learning environments everywhere. Read More »

Macmillan Higher Ed and Macmillan New Ventures Become One Unit

Macmillan Higher Education and Macmillan New Ventures announced today that the companies will unify as a singular education unit under the new brand, Macmillan Learning, as of January 1, 2016. Macmillan Higher Education include the imprints of Bedford/St. Martin’s, W.H. Freeman, and Worth Publishers; and Macmillan New Ventures houses several start-up companies including Hayden-McNeil, Sapling Learning, Late Nite Labs, PrepU, and Dynamic Books. Read More »

Higher One Holdings, Inc. Sells Campus Labs

Higher One Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ONE), today, announced that, on October 14, 2015, it reached an agreement to sell its Campus Labs data analytics business to an affiliate of Leeds Equity Partners for a gross purchase price of $91 million cash. This purchase price is subject to certain closing adjustments including adjustments for working capital. Read More »

Blackbaud Completes Acquisition of Smart Tuition;

Blackbaud, Inc. announced it has completed its acquisition of Smart Tuition, a leading provider of payment software and services for private schools and parents. Blackbaud purchased all of the outstanding equity interests of Smart Tuition for an aggregate purchase price of $190 million and financed the acquisition with cash on hand and borrowings under its existing credit facility. Read More »

GSV Capital Corp. Elects RIC StatuS

GSV Capital Corp. ("GSV Capital" or the "Company") has elected to be treated as a regulated investment company ("RIC") for the 2014 taxable year. The Company is also announcing its intent to distribute to its stockholders a portion of its net realized gains for fiscal year 2015, subject to approval by the Company's board of directors. Read More »

Education Week and PBS Newshour Announce Partnership

Education Week announced a content partnership with PBS NewsHour to bring more in-depth coverage of the nation's schools to public television. In the first year, Education Week will produce at least 12 segments for the award-winning news program with the goal of raising the level of understanding and informed discourse around critical issues facing education, from the early years through higher education. Read More »

WebbAlign Launches K-12 Depth of Knowledge Partner Program

WebbAlign announces a new partnership program to help K-12 educational publishers validate the rigor of their curriculum and assessments. The WebbAlign Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Partner Program is available for publishers committed to implementing the framework through an ongoing process guided by Dr. Norman Webb and his team. Read More »

Blue Sky Invests in ORIGO Education

Blue Sky Alternative Investments (ASX:BLA) has stamped the education-technology sector as one to watch after securing a multi-million dollar stake in ORIGO Education through its private equity division. The capital investment will enable the company to increase research and development across its existing suite of products. Read More »

News Corp Completes Sale of Amplify

News Corp announced today that it has sold its Amplify Insight and Learning businesses to a management team supported by a group of private investors. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. As a result of the sale, beginning in First Quarter of Fiscal 2016, News Corp will reflect the results of its Digital Education segment as discontinued operations. Read More »

Promethean Acquires Light Blue Optics’ Interactive Touch and Pen Technology

Promethean announced its acquisition of interactive touch and pen technology from Light Blue Optics Limited, a Cambridge-based developer of advanced user-interface technology. The acquisition includes the intellectual property rights for the technology and a key member of LBO’s engineering team. Read More »