K-12 Dealmaking: PowerSchool Acquires Haiku Learning; Jefferson Education Partners with Fishtree

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PowerSchool continued its acquisition streak with the purchase of Haiku Learning; in addition, Jefferson Education announced a partnership with Fishtree, and digital writing solution provider Citelighter gained additional funding. PowerSchool Purchases Haiku Learning: The K-12 education solutions provider acquired Haiku Learning , provider of a cloud-based learning management and classroom collaboration solution designed to meet the needs of K-12 educators.

5 Essential Effective Blended Learning Best Practices

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Tips and Tricks I've Learned from Experience From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. ” When bricks and clicks combine into a powerful learning experience for students, we have an effective blended classroom.

Pear Deck Raises $4M to Jazz Up Digital Presentations in the Classroom

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The impetus behind the company can be traced to the frustrations that two of Pear Deck’s co-founders—all former classroom teachers—encountered while trying to keep their students engaged. Just the fact of trying to keep tabs on 15 students everyday and see whether they were stuck—that was an enormous task,” Michal Eynon-Lynch, the company’s chief educator and operating officer, said in an interview. Haiku Learning, in turn, was bought by Powerschool in 2016.)

PowerSchool Buys Chalkable, Tops $200 Million in Acquisition Spending

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Ever since Pearson sold PowerSchool in June 2015, the two companies have embarked on very different paths. The once venerable publisher axed several high-profile (and profitable) businesses in the Financial Times and The Economist as part of efforts to transform itself into a digital learning business. PowerSchool , meanwhile, has been eagerly buying pieces as it marches to “build a unified classroom” data management system, in the words of company CEO, Hardeep Gulati.

Activate Instruction migrates content to Gooru

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As the public education system evolves toward supporting students’ personalized needs, online learning tools have emerged that allow teachers to customize instruction. Every student is unique and learns differently. Digital Learning and Tools News Online Learning Top News

Hack Education Weekly News

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the Virginia company at the heart of the operation.” Here’s the EdWeek headline: “ Company Exec. for Ed-Tech Company Testifies in Ala. ” The details: “Michael Humphrey, executive vice president at Edgenuity , testified in the ethics trial of state House Speaker Mike Hubbard, who is accused in a 23-count indictment of using his clout to attract business for companies he leads. The video learning company has previously raised $1.57

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