Business Headlines RSS Feed Receives $186 Million Investment Inc. announced an investment of $186 million led by TPG, a global private investment firm with $65 billion of assets under management. Accel Partners, Spectrum Equity and Meritech, existing investors, also participated in the round. The financing will be used to accelerate acquisitions, growth and new content initiatives, and to continue to build the world-class team that supports those efforts. Read More »

EDMarket and SIIA Introduce EDventure Launch Pad

The Education Market Association (EDmarket) and the The Ed Tech Industry Network - a division of the Software & Information Industry Association are sponsoring the EDventure Launch Pad at EDexpo in Atlanta GA, February 22-24, 2015. The EDventure Launch Pad is designed to connect new edtech vendors with the educational dealers, teacher bloggers, and school district decision makers who attend EDexpo, Read More »

Zaner-Bloser Acquires Superkids K-2 Core Reading Program

Rowland Reading Foundation announced the acquisition of its Superkids Reading Program by Zaner-Bloser, an educational publisher providing curricula and digital resources in literacy, language arts, writing instruction and handwriting.The Superkids program is a rigorous phonics-based literacy curriculum that integrates reading with writing, spelling and grammar for K-2 students. Read More »

inRESONANCE Announces Acquisition of Schoolyard

inRESONANCE (iR), the premier open FileMaker platform for schools and non-profits, acquires Schoolyard and adds the open-source web system to its suite of industry-leading solutions. The core philosophies of iR and Schoolyard leverage the collective intelligence of larger communities to provide comprehensive data and web solutions for independent schools worldwide. Read More »

SEG Measurement Named to List of Who's Who in Assessment

SEG Measurement announced that it has been named to the List of Who's Who in the testing and assessment market, by Simba Information in its 2014-2015 Prek-12 Testing Market Forecast. SEG Measurement joins a distinguished list of assessment organizations including ACT, Educational Testing Service (ETS), and Pearson Education. Read More »

Education Technology Pioneers Announced as Winners of SIIA Innovation Incubator Program

The Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) showcased some of the newest and most innovative products in the education technology market, and recognized the best among them as part of the Innovation Incubator program at the Education Business Forum... A new award was introduced this year, the Faculty Choice Award, with SIIA Education Division Industry Partner eSchool Media. Read More »

Triumph Learning Named as Educational Publisher To Watch

Triumph Learning was named to the 10 to Watch list in Outsell Inc’s October 2014 report, The Role of Games in Education. The company was recognized for the gamification elements in its new personalized, smart practice solution, Waggle. Read More »

Multi-State K–12 Collaborative Releases RFP for Open Educational Resources

The K–12 OER Collaborative, an initiative led by a group of 11 states with the goal of creating comprehensive, high-quality, open educational resources, today released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to create open educational resources (OER) supporting K–12 mathematics and English language arts. The resources will be designed to enable all students to master foundational skills and knowledge to achieve college and career readiness. Read More »

McGraw-Hill Education Announces Organizational Changes, Results

McGraw-Hill Education announced a number of significant organizational changes to drive closer alignment of strategy and planning between the company's K-12 and Higher Education businesses. Peter Cohen, currently president of the company's K-12 group, assumes the newly created position of Group President of U.S. Education. In this capacity, he will be responsible for McGraw-Hill Education's U.S. K-12, Higher Education and Assessment groups. Each of these groups will retain their independent market facing and sales operations. Read More »

HMH Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014 as well as an updated outlook for the full year 2014. Net sales were $551 million compared with $550 million for the third quarter of 2013, as strong digital sales and a change in product mix led to a $141 million increase in deferred revenue. Read More »