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Co.lab Announces Second Cohort

co.lab, the edtech accelerator created by Zynga.org and NewSchools Venture Fund focused on developing innovative learning games, announced today a second cohort of companies for its four-month program. The second cohort includes seven cutting-edge companies uniquely poised to expand and deepen their impact on academic and social outcomes for children around the world. Read More »

EdGate Correlation Services Joins EduTone Single Sign On Marketplace

EdGate Correlation Services announced today that it is bringing Curriculum Matrix, the leading cloud hosted curriculum management system, to the EduTone Single Sign On Marketplace part of Intel Education. Curriculum Matrix provides teachers with a comprehensive, customizable and user-friendly tool to identify resources aligned to Common Core and individual state learning standards. Read More »

OverDrive Acquires TeachersNotebook.com

OverDrive announced today that it has acquired TeachersNotebook.com, a leading online marketplace for teacher-created curriculum materials for K-12 education. TeachersNotebook.com enables teachers to not only browse free and low-cost instructional resources, but also to create their own "shop" where others may purchase their original materials. Read More »

EdStart.com Acquires ExitTicket Student Response System

EdStart.com announced today that it has successfully acquired ExitTicket, a rapidly growing student response system, from Leadership Public Schools (LPS), a charter network of four urban high schools in the San Francisco Bay area. ExitTicket was made publicly available to all teachers for free in August 2013, and within six months more than 2,500 schools in 92 countries had started using the application. Read More »

Renovus Acquires Prime Technology Group Inc.

Renovus Capital Partners announced today the acquisition of Prime Technology Group, Inc. Renovus is an education-focused private equity firm intends to better leverage Prime's LMS capabilities and expand into the education and training verticals. Read More »

TeacherLists.com Partners with NAESP

The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and the award winning TeacherLists.com, the National School Supply Lists Directory, announce today a multi-year partnership to provide NAESP members a free solution to make back-to-school easier, faster and smarter for their school communities. Read More »

LearnBop Wins "Shark-Tank" Type Competition

LearnBop is a winner of the first-ever "iHub Pitch Games" competition, sponsored by the Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF) and NewSchools Venture Fund. Ten companies that pitched their middle school math programs to a panel of sharp critics - educators and business leaders - who grilled them about their programs, then picked the top four. Read More »

Google Capital Invests in Renaissance Learning

Renaissance Learning announced a minority investment from Google Capital at a company valuation of $1 billion. Google Capital was formed in 2013, and its investments to date include Survey Monkey and Lending Club. This marks Google Capital’s first investment in education. The investment follows the October 2011 acquisition of Renaissance by funds advised by the private equity firm Permira and makes Google a minority owner of the company. Read More »

Catapult Learning Acquires Drop Back In Academies

Catapult Learning, LLC, the largest provider of educational intervention, common core implementation solutions, and professional development programs, today announced the acquisition of Drop Back In Academy. Drop Back In (DBI) operates 30 dropout recovery academies in Florida and Georgia where students can complete the requirements necessary to obtain a district-granted high school diploma. Read More »

Goalbook Wins CALSA's Inaugural Shark Tank Competition

No one knew what to expect at the Shark Tank, a new and innovative feature at the recent California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators (CALSA) 8th Annual Focus on Results Symposium. 44 companies were given the opportunity to pitch their products and services to educational leaders from throughout the west coast in a format inspired by the popular television show. Read More »