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SETDA Announces Partnership with New Cohort of Startups

The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) announced its fourth annual cohort of Emerging Private Sector Partners. These SETDA Emerging Private Sector Partners will debut at the upcoming Emerging Technologies Forum on June 25 and 26, 2016 in Denver, Colorado and will engage with the SETDA state leaders and affiliates and annual partners over the next twelve months: Read More »

PowerSchool Acquires Haiku Learning

PowerSchool has acquired Haiku Learning, leading provider of an innovative cloud-based learning management and classroom collaboration solution designed to meet the needs of K-12 educators. With this acquisition, PowerSchool has invested over $100 million within the past six months to implement the K-12 education industry’s first unified classroom platform. Read More »

Longleaf Solutions, DataCation And CaseNEX Rebrand as IO Education

Longleaf Solutions and CaseNEX, announced the rebranding of the combined business as IO Education. In support of the new brand, IO Education unveiled a new logo and website at https://www.ioeducation.com and announced an integrated product portfolio. The mission of the new company is to empower educators through data to improve educational outcomes for students. Read More »

myIGDIs Awarded DOE Phase I SBIR Grant

The Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences has awarded Early Learning Labs, Inc. a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to develop a prototype iPad application of a screening assessment for preschool age children who are Spanish-English Dual Language Learners (SE-DLL). Read More »

Triseum Raises $1.43 Million

Triseum announces new funding round of $1.43 million, on the heels of their official market launch and initial game release due June 1st, 2016, raising the total investment to nearly $2 million. The game-based learning company Triseum combines legacies in game development, design graphics, market development and management. Read More »

Tynker Announces $7.1 Million in Series A Funding

Tynker, the leading creative computing platform to empower young people to learn how to code, today announced that it raised $7.1 million in a Series A led by a prominent syndicate of edtech entrepreneurs and leading Silicon Valley VC firms. Lead investors include Krishna Bharat, Google scientist behind Google News, Cervin Ventures, Felicis Ventures, New Ground Ventures, Reach Capital, and Relay Ventures. Read More »

Peterson’s® Acquires Mind Streams Education

Mind Streams Education, a provider of top-quality professional development and student instructional services for non-public and private school educators, has been acquired by ’s®, a Nelnet company, a leading provider of education and career resources. Read More »

Accelerate Learning Raises $10M Series A

Accelerate Learning has raised $10 million in Series A funding from Owl Ventures. Accelerate Learning is a leading provider of digital resources for preK-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education, and was founded in conjunction with Rice University. Rice Management Company, the steward of the Rice University endowment, was the sole investor in the company prior to this round of funding. Read More »

Bloomz Secures $2.3 Million in Capital Investmentl

The fast growing PreK-8 community and messaging app Bloomz announced today that it has secured $2.3 million in capital investment. Investors in this round include 8VC, ff Venture Capital, Founder's Co-op, CorrelationVC, Wisemont Capital, Acequia Capital and individuals such as Chris Liddell and Charlie Songhurst. Read More »

PeopleAdmin Acquires Teachermatch

PeopleAdmin, the leader in talent management software for education, announced today that it has acquired TeacherMatch, joining forces to offer the industry’s most comprehensive talent management platform and analytical solution for identifying, hiring, and developing educators most effective at driving student achievement. Read More »