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Schoology Secures $15 Million

Schoology has closed a new $15 million round of funding led by Intel Capital along with new investors Great Oaks Venture Capital and Great Road Holdings. Existing investors participating in this round are FirstMark Capital and Meakem Becker Venture Capital. The round brings Schoology's total capital raised to $25 million, which will support continued expansion in K-12 and higher education markets. Read More »

Learning Bird Signs with Forward Motion EDU for Global Sales Representation

Learning Bird, an affordable online learning resource designed for K-12 student success, announced it has signed a contract with Forward Motion EDU for exclusive sales representation in the Middle East, Asia and the Caribbean. Forward Motion EDU provides advisory, sales, marketing, and distribution solutions for education content and solution providers... Read More »

PowerSchool ISV Program Tops 100 Education Technology Partners

Pearson announced that more than 100 education technology companies have joined its independent software vendors (ISV) program. Through the ISV program, Pearson and its partners collaborate with the K-12 education community to simplify school administration and accelerate student learning. As a result of these ISV partnerships, Read More »

MasteryConnect Acquires Socrative

Education technology leader MasteryConnect today announced it is acquiring Cambridge, Mass.-based Socrative, a student response system that increases classroom engagement, for $5 million in cash and stock. The deal will add Socrative's real-time classroom assessment functionality to MasteryConnect's existing suite of cloud-based software and apps for mastery-based learning in K-12 settings. Read More »

SETDA Chooses TabPilot as an Emerging Private Sector Partner

TabPilot Learning Systems, the leading classroom management system for Android tablets, joins the second annual cohort of SETDA Emerging Private Sector Partners. The highly regarded education technology association selected TabPilot as one of 10 startups to debut at the upcoming Emerging Technologies Forum on June 26 in Atlanta, GA. Read More »

Blackbaud Acquires WhippleHill

Blackbaud, a leading provider of nonprofit software and services, announced the acquisition of WhippleHill Communications, Inc., a New Hampshire-based software company that exclusively serves K12 private schools through its innovative, cloud-based solutions. The WhippleHill organization will merge with Blackbaud’s existing K12 education solutions group, forming an expanded team dedicated to K12 private schools Read More »

StarDyne / Diamond Acquires Dreamstalk Studios Inc.

Diamond Municipal Solutions ("Diamond"), a subsidiary of StarDyne Technologies Inc. ("StarDyne") announced today that it has acquired Dreamstalk Studios Inc., a provider of content management and web site software and solutions to the K-12 market. Dreamstalk was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Read More »

SETDA Announces Partnership with New Cohort of Ten Startupsl

The State Educational Technology Directors Association announced today its second annual cohort of Emerging Private Sector Partners. These ten new SETDA Emerging Private Sector Partners will debut at the upcoming Emerging Technologies Forum on June 26 in Atlanta, GA and engage with the SETDA membership over the next twelve months Read More »

Chegg Acquire a Leading Online Tutoring Network, InstaEDU

Chegg, The Student Hub, today announced that it has agreed to acquire InstaEDU, a leading on-demand tutoring marketplace, for $30 million in cash. InstaEDU has quickly scaled into a platform that connects students with on-demand tutors in more than 2,500 subjects, ranging from high school and standardized test prep, all the way through advanced college concepts for as little as $0.40 per minute. Read More »

Pathbrite Announces $3.7 Million in New Investments

Pathbrite, the world's leading Portfolio Learning Platform, today announced investments totaling $3.7 million, led by Cengage Learning. This funding, which includes support from ACT and Serious Change, will pave the way for Pathbrite to continue developing its platform by creating customized solutions for postsecondary and corporate partners. Read More »