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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 » Marks 15 Years of Partnering with Schools, 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 »

Shiffler Equipment Sales, Inc. Acquires Martin Public Seating Inc.

Shiffler Equipment Sales, Inc. announced today that it has added to its family of facility solutions companies with the acquisition of Martin Public Seating Inc., a leading Ohio dealer of classroom furniture, replacement parts and installation services. Martin Public Seating has a thirty-eight year history of supporting architectural and general contracting firms in the construction and remodeling of educational facilities throughout the state of Ohio. Read More »

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 »