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Microsoft Announces Key Content Partners

Microsoft Corp. is emphasizing the importance of student privacy and reaffirming its commitment to helping ensure that student data is never mined for advertising and marketing purposes. The opening keynote speech saw Microsoft highlight its end-to-end, best-in-class solutions with student success and career and college readiness at the forefront. Read More »

Edison Ventures Invests in Knowledge Delivery Systems

Knowledge Delivery Systems, Inc. announced that it secured a $6 million financing round from Edison Ventures, a leading growth equity investment firm, as part of a $9.8 million financing round. The balance of the financing came from additional participation from existing investors. Read More »

Follett Invests in Showevidence, Inc.

Follett Corporation today announced an investment in ShowEvidence, Inc., a Santa Clara, California-based education software company that provides innovative solutions for assessing student and teacher performance. The investment is the first from the Follett Knowledge Fund, a $50 million venture fund focused on disruptive technologies in the education/technology space. Read More »

HMH Announces Q4 and Full Year 2013 Results

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company announced its preliminary unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013. Net sales increased $93 million, or 7%, from 2012 to $1,379 million. Education segment net sales increased $79 million to $1,208 million Read More »

MasteryConnect Receives Another $3.425 Million from Investors

Education technology provider MasteryConnect today announced the company has received an additional $3.425 million in funding from its original Series A investors. The new funds will enable MasteryConnect to accelerate adoption of its mastery learning platform in K-12 schools. Read More »

Wikispaces Acquired By TSL

Today, TSL – the largest single-profession social network in the world, with 3.3 million registered teachers and hundreds of thousands of pieces of education content – announced the acquisition of Bay-Area based Wikispaces, creator of some of the most widely used online collaboration tools in the U.S. education sector. Read More »

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 »