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Learning Bird Key Part of Launch Group at SVX Quebec Event

Henry Ryan, CEO of Montreal-based Learning Bird, an award-winning education technology company, has been promoting the important role of social ventures in education. Today, Ryan and Learning Bird are part of the launch group for Social Venture Connexion (SVX) Québec, a new full-service, non-profit platform for social enterprises and impact investors, held at the Montreal (Stock) Exchange. Read More »

Pearson Sells Family Education Network to Sandbox Partners

Sandbox Partners announced the acquisition of “edutainment” network FEN (Family Education Network) from Pearson. FEN has one of the largest integrated digital audiences of children, parents and teachers totaling 25 million visits per month. Sandbox Partners invests in companies at the intersection of the digital, learning and media industries, and has a long track-record of transforming and scaling business and brands internationally. Read More »

Text-to-Video Technology Company Wibbitz Launches in the U.S.

Wibbitz, the text-to-video startup that is changing how publishers think about video, announced today that it raised $8M in Series B funding to expand into the U.S. market. After building a strong international client base, Wibbitz is focused on bringing its video creation technology to U.S. publishers looking to build efficient and scalable video into their content strategies. Read More »

HMH Exposes APIs via New Developer Portal

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced the launch of a new online Developer Portal, in which edtech developers, designers and educators can leverage newly-exposed HMH APIs to create learning applications that meet the evolving needs of today’s students, teachers and parents. To mark the launch, HMH will host its inaugural Curious Codefest, a 24-hour developer challenge in the Company’s HQ city of Boston on June 27-28, 2015. Read More »

Learning House Acquires Acatar Online Education Technology Platform;

The Learning House, Inc., a leading cloud-based technology provider of solutions that enable universities to thrive in today’s dynamic education landscape, announced today it has acquired Acatar. The acquisition solidifies Learning House’s leadership position in the burgeoning $1.1 billion online program management market Read More »

PVC Advises ScholarCentric on Acquisition by AdvancePath Academics

AdvancePath Academics, Inc. announced its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of SHW Enterprises, LLC dba ScholarCentric, a provider of Socio-Emotional Learning ("SEL") assessments, predictive analytics and related services. The acquisition will enable AdvancePath to offer two strong, complimentary brands that will significantly enhance academic and life opportunities for disengaged and disenfranchised students around the country. Read More »

Bloomz Named Finalist in 2015 American Business Awards

Bloomz was named a Finalist in the Collaborative Social Media Solution for Educators category in The 2015 American Business Awards, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie® Award winner in the program. Finalists were chosen by scores of business professionals nationwide during first-round judging in April and May. Read More »

GSV Capital Corp. Reports First Quarter 2015 Results

GSV Capital Corp. announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. Net assets totaled $302.6 million or $15.66 per share at March 31, 2015, as compared to $14.80 per share at December 31, 2014, and $14.91 per share at March 31, 2014. Read More »

HMHAnnounces First Quarter 2015 Results

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. Net sales were $163 million, up approximately 6%, compared with $154 million in the first quarter of 2014, driven by higher Education and Trade Publishing sales and the recognition of previously deferred revenue. Read More »

Winners of SIIA Innovation Incubator Program

The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) 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 Education Industry Summit,... Read More »