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Knewton Wins with $52M in Financing;

Knewton, the world’s leading adaptive learning company, has now closed its latest financing round, totaling more than $52 million in capital that the company will use to accelerate the rollout of personalized learning solutions for students in partnership with the world’s leading publishers and education companies. Read More »

SETDA Now Accepting Applications from Ed Tech Startups

The State Educational Technology Directors Association announced today that it will begin accepting applications for its fourth annual cohort of startups seeking to join SETDA's Emerging Private Sector Partnership Program (EPSP). The EPSP is a public-private partnership program tailored specifically for companies new to the U.S. K-12 education and technology market. Read More »

Fulcrum Labs Acquires Adapt Courseware

Los Angeles-based Fulcrum Labs has acquired online learning innovator Adapt Courseware. The acquisition complements Fulcrum's curriculum and content development business and positions the company to bring more personalized, competency-based learning opportunities to its client base. Read More »

SchoolMint Funding Nears $8 Million

SchoolMint, the leading provider of mobile and online enrollment and school choice systems for PreK-12 public, charter and private schools, today announced that their recent Series A round brings total funding to close to $8 million. The $5.6 million round was led by Runa Capital. The capitalization is part of the company's rapid growth as it moves into an increasing number of districts and schools. Read More »

Apollo Education Group, Inc. To Be Taken Private

Apollo Education Group, Inc.announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by a consortium of investors for $9.50 per share in cash for both Class A and B shares. The $1.1 billion purchase price represents a premium of 30 percent over Apollo Education Group’s 30-day volume weighted average stock price for the period ended Feb. 5, 2016, Read More »

PCS Edventures! Announces $400K Purchase Order

PCS Edventures!.com, Inc.announced the receipt of a purchase order for $401,000 for PCS enrichment program materials. The purchase order is from a single corporate partner who PCS designs programs for on an annual basis. These packages will be distributed to a number of schools in multiple states for their summer adventure and enrichment programs for K-12 students. Read More »

PowerSchool Acquires Interactive Achievement

PowerSchool Group LLC announced the acquisition of Interactive Achievement (IA), a leading provider of award-winning standards-based instructional assessment and analytical solutions for school districts that allow administrators and teachers to deliver measurable improvements in student performance. Read More »

SFP Capital and Sagamore Ventures Invest $1.25M in CWIST

SFP Capital and Sagamore Ventures have invested $1.25 million in CWIST, a web platform supporting learning projects for students ages 3 to 103. The investments are the first in a planned $1.5 million round of funding and will allow CWIST to hire a team to strengthen and expand services for its current partners and grow its customer base. Read More »

Excelligence Learning Acquires Really Good Stuff, Inc

Brentwood Associates, a leading consumer-focused private equity investment firm, announced that its portfolio company, Excelligence Learning Corporation, has acquired Really Good Stuff, Inc. Really Good Stuff is a multi-channel marketer of innovative classroom products and teaching tools used primarily in grades K-8. Read More »

Weld North Acquires Intellify Learning

Weld North Holdings LLC, led by former Kaplan CEO Jonathan Grayer, announced today its continued expansion across the evolving digital education market by acquiring a control interest in Intellify Learning. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Intellify Learning is a state-of-the-art cloud-based platform that provides learning analytics and data management services to collect, measure, store, access, distribute and visualize learning metrics. I Read More »