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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 »

StarWalk Kids Media Awarded NSF Grant

StarWalk Kids Media has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to build a Collaborative Learning Environment featuring the StarWalk Writer™ - technology that will enable children to collaborate in real time to create nonfiction writing that will be published in a student-created, community published database. Read More »

AKJ Books Acquires CICERO Systems

AKJ Books, a leading wholesaler of print and digital books and supplemental curricula to K-12 schools, has acquired Swedesboro, NJ based CICERO Systems™ (formerly known as AIHE). The combined company will maintain both office locations and AIHE/CICERO founder, Kevin T. Brady, Ph.D., will lead the combined company's Professional Development practice. Read More »

BirdBrain Technologies Launches Hummingbird Duo through Kickstarter Project;

BirdBrain Technologies announced that Hummingbird Duo is launching on Kickstarter. The Hummingbird Duo may be the first electronics kit that is fun and educational for a fourth grader, a high school student, a college engineering student, and an adult maker. By participating in the Kickstarter campaign, individuals can purchase the forthcoming Hummingbird Duo at a pre-launch price for themselves or provide one to a school of their choice. Read More »

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt AcquiresCuriosityville

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) has acquired Curiosityville — an online personalized learning environment that helps children ages 3-8 learn through playful exploration and discovery. The acquisition will be a core element of HMH’s early childhood education offering, which represents a significant growth area for the Company. Read More »

Achieve3000, Inc. Granted U.S. Patent for Online Differentiated Instruction Methodology

Achieve3000 announced today that its system and method of providing differentiated nonfiction content to students based on their Lexile®/reading levels has been granted U.S. Patent Number 8,714,986 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office with additional patents pending. Read More »

Innovation Incubator Winners Recognized at SIIA Event

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 13th annual Education Industry Summit, Read More » and Big Deal Media Partner

Big Deal Media and, two organizations with large, vibrant communities of educators, are partnering to help education companies and non-profits reach today's most tech-savvy and connected teachers, administrators, and librarians. Big Deal Media hosts a professional learning community on edWeb - Amazing Resources for Educators ... Read More »