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Austin Independent School District Selects IXL to Support Classroom Instruction and Distance Learning

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IXL Learning , the K-12 personalized learning platform used by 11 million students, today announced a three-year agreement with Austin Independent School District to bring its adaptive software to approximately 70,000 students. IXL’s impact in Texas. About IXL Learning.

Renaissance Learning to Acquire Nearpod in Blockbuster $650M All-Cash Deal

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With constant budget pressures, protracted sales cycles and a diffuse web of different purchasing processes, the K-12 education market is not for the faint of heart, especially for startups looking to establish themselves. Education Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Remote Instruction

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Educators on Artificial Intelligence: Here's the One Thing it Can't Do Well

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It isn’t just the tech entrepreneurs and Hollywood directors who dream about the role that artificial intelligence can play, or will play, in everyday human life—educators have begin to join them. Or is artificial intelligence the secret to freeing up educators’ time for other, non-routine tasks, like mentoring and spending more one-on-one time with students? Some give generalized, out-of-classroom descriptions; others tailor their definitions more specifically to education.

TenMarks Shutdown Leaves Teachers Wanting, Competitors Circling

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Come June 30, operations at the Amazon-owned online education program will cease entirely. Its parent company, 3P Learning, promises to price-match on districts’ most recent TenMarks contract. Freckle , a math education provider that was recently acquired by Renaissance Learning, published a blog post in April 2018, just days after TenMarks announced it would be shutting down, positioning itself as a strong alternative for districts.