EdWeek Market Brief

Districts are looking for "playlist"-style curriculum customized to student needs, but they also want the option for large-scale adoption of "open" education resources, a new Education Week special report finds.

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Author: Sean Cavanagh
Posted: March 29, 2017, 7:08 pm

Popular conference SXSWedu provides huge opportunities for companies seeking to make important contacts--if they understand the rules.

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Author: Monica Brady-Myerov
Posted: March 28, 2017, 5:20 pm

More than three-quarters of teachers say their districts either recommended or required use of some materials through EngageNY, an open education resource aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

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Author: Sean Cavanagh
Posted: March 28, 2017, 1:12 pm

Edlio, a provider of content management systems for the K-12 market, and Excelligence, an early childhood education tools and solutions company, announced acquisitions.

The post K-12 Dealmaking: Edlio Acquires Parent Communication App; Excelligence Acquires CCEI appeared first on Market Brief.

Author: Alexa J. Henry
Posted: March 27, 2017, 2:52 pm

EdWeek Market Brief Senior Editor Sean Cavanagh talks with company officials at the recent Bett ed-tech summit about changes they see in the international K-12 market.

The post EdWeek Market Brief Minute: Obstacles, Opportunities in Global Ed-Tech appeared first on Market Brief.

Author: Sean Cavanagh
Posted: March 24, 2017, 10:36 pm

When entrepreneurs take a break, it can boost ed-tech innovation.

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Author: Beth Lawrence
Posted: March 24, 2017, 4:50 pm

Open Up Resources, a nonprofit vowing to compete with commercial publishers for contracts, is partnering with EL Education to provide English/language arts content.

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Author: Sean Cavanagh
Posted: March 24, 2017, 11:19 am

Tracy Weeks, the executive director of the State Educational Technology Directors Association, talks with Marketplace K-12 about shifting state and local demands for academic content.

The post State Ed-Tech Leader Sees New Demands for Modular, Organized Content appeared first on Market Brief.

Author: Sean Cavanagh
Posted: March 23, 2017, 4:01 am

The Chinese STEM education and robotics company Makeblock raises $30 million in a Series B round, and Indian startup Nactus takes in an undisclosed amount from a group of angel investors.

The post K-12 Dealmaking: Chinese Robotics Co. Raises $30M, and Ravenna Solutions Makes Acquisition appeared first on Market Brief.

Author: Alexa J. Henry
Posted: March 20, 2017, 1:15 pm

There are lots of ways to get funding for your startup idea or product. Don't miss out.

The post Entrepreneurs Need Funding: Winning Grants, Competitions, Proposals appeared first on Market Brief.

Author: Beth Lawrence
Posted: March 17, 2017, 3:14 pm
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