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Portfolium Raises $1.2M Venture Round

Portfolium has raised a total of $2.1M to help employers make better matches between entry-level candidates and jobs on the basis of students’ digital portfolios vs. their sparse, limited resumes. While LinkedIn has only gained traction with 13% of millennials, Portfolium has partnered directly with leading universities to drive impressive adoption by undergrads and recent grads. Read More »

EnglishCentral Acquires Online English Tutoring Compay Langrich

EnglishCentral, the leading provider of online English conversation solutions, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Langrich, a leading online English tutoring company in Japan. The combination creates the first English learning platform that fully integrates interactive video learning with 1:1 online tutoring to guarantee results for English as a Second Language (ESL) students. Read More »

Curriculum Associates Opens New Chicago Office

Curriculum Associates, a leading education publishing company based in Massachusetts, is expanding its operations in the Midwest. To capitalize on the education publishing talent in the Chicago area, the company is opening a new office in downtown Chicago, IL. Read More »

KPC Names PresenceLearning as a Preferred Vendor

PresenceLearning has been named as a preferred vendor by KPC, a purchasing cooperative for Kentucky and neighboring states. As a result, KPC’s 170 member districts will be able to purchase PresenceLearning’s award-winning online speech and occupational (OT) therapy services at pre-negotiated prices through KPC’s procurement process. Read More »

Education Corporation of America Completes Purchase of Kaplan College Campuses

Education Corporation of America (ECA), which operates private, accredited colleges across the U.S., and Kaplan Higher Education, have completed the previously announced all-stock transaction exchanging 38 campuses, which include Kaplan College, Kaplan Career Institute, Texas School of Business and TESST College of Technology, for a preferred equity interest in ECA. Financial terms are not being disclosed. Read More »

NextLesson Raises Seed Round

NextLesson, a K-12 developer of personally relevant curriculum, today announced a $2.9 million convertible note seed financing from leading Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. NextLesson will use these funds to accelerate school district sales nationwide, expand its interactive platform and grow curriculum coverage. Read More »

DreamBox Learning® Secures $10 Million in Series B Funding

DreamBox Learning announced the company has closed $10 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Owl Ventures and includes investment from Tao Capital Partners. The company also announced the addition of Tory Patterson, co-founder and managing partner of Owl Ventures, to its Board of Directors. Read More »

PCS Edventures! Hires 5W Public Relations

PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. announced it retained 5W Public Relations as its agency of record. 5W Public Relations will execute a comprehensive public relations program designed to increase awareness of PCS Edventures! and its collection of both existing and new product lines, with the goal of becoming a broadly recognized leading authority in STEM education and K12 robotics products. Read More »

Mentoring Minds Reaffirms Commitment to Critical Thinking with New Brand Positioning

Mentoring Minds unveiled a new corporate image, a reflection of its ongoing commitment to developing strong alliances with educators in their mission to equip students to master the standards. The new Mentoring Minds logo honors the company's Critical Thinking for Life mission while reinforcing its focus on meeting teachers where they are in the classroom. Read More »

HMH Acquires eBook and Technology Assets from MeeGenius

oughton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) has acquired select eBook and technology assets of MeeGenius — an eBook subscription service for children aged up to eight years old. The acquisition marks the Company’s latest investment in high-quality digital content for parents and young learners and supports its ongoing strategic focus on the direct-to-consumer market. Read More »