K-12 Dealmaking: Chegg Acquires Easy Solutions; Age of Learning Raises $150 Million

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The month of May kicked off with a significant number of deals in the ed-tech sector, including acquisitions by Chegg and ACT, Inc. Chegg Acquires Imagine Easy Solutions: The learning platform provider has acquired Imagine Easy Solutions , the provider of EasyBib.com and other writing tools, for approximately $42 million in an all-cash transaction, Santa Clara, Calif.-based based Chegg said in a statement.

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That’s a Rap! Nearpod Buys Educational Hip Hop Creator, Flocabulary

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Teachers can create, distribute and manage multimedia content and assessments on students’ devices. It’s out of the ordinary when Nearpod buys a company. Today it’s adding Flocabulary, to bring hip hop to the library.

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Predictions of Print Textbooks’ Death Remain Greatly Exaggerated

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Goldman, vice president of textbooks and e-books at Chegg, a student services provider that notably sold its print textbook inventory to Ingram in 2015, adoption of digital materials among students has been slower than he predicted. “I’m

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Reach Capital’s Newest Education Technology Investment Fund Closes at $82 Million

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The most recent of these, the writing feedback assistant WriteLab, was acquired by Chegg , a publicly-traded education company, for $15 million. Curriculet, which offered a digital library of reading materials and assessments, briefly closed shop before it was acquired by the nonprofit Waterford Institute. WriteLab (Chegg). Raising money, Shauntel Garvey admits, is not her favorite activity.

Pearson Is Selling Its US K-12 Business—Despite Posting a Profit and Digital Growth

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higher-education courseware and in-school assessment in the U.S. Earlier this month, McGraw-Hill, Barnes & Noble Education and Chegg teamed up for a new digital textbook rental program that the trio claims can help students save as much as 70 percent from buying print copies. Pearson also remains just as much a testing company as a publisher, providing assessments for the K-12 market and professional certifications.

Top Trends Higher Education Textbook Publishers Must Follow

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Companies like Chegg, eFollett, and BookRenter are offering new textbooks on rent for less than the price of a used book. And with additional features like audio and video resources, different assessment techniques and other elements like a bookmark, search feature, page curl, etc., The state of the US higher education market looks slightly subdued on account of the fact that the government has reduced funding for higher education.

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Assessing Betsy DeVos ’ Rollback on Disability Rights ” by Pacific Standard’s David Perry. Chegg has acquired Cogeon for $15 million. (National) Education Politics. “The 72 OSERS Documents Rescinded by Betsy deVos ” – by Liz Ditz. Via Inside Higher Ed : “The White House announced Thursday that President Trump would nominate Kenneth L. Marcus , president and general counsel of the Louis D.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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Despite predictions that badges would be the “ new credential ” and that we were looking at a “ Future Full of Badges ,” it’s not clear that digital badges have provided us with a really meaningful way to assess skills or expertise.

5 Ed-Tech Ideas Face The Chronicle’s Version of ‘Shark Tank’

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And then lastly a lot of these Learning Gadgets allow you to bring in third-party content — so almost anything that exists on the web you can bring right into a Versal course, organize it, organize it in lessons, put assessments in between, and so on. And so what we’ll do is kind of track what type of transactions are happening on, say, Chegg, Amazon, and online away from the bookstore.

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