Strategy, Serendipity, Sleepless Nights: 3 Edtech CEOs on ‘Great Exits’

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At the time, he was part of PLATO Learning, a school instructional software vendor now known as Edmentum. He and two other education technology executives shared lessons learned from both sides of the table when it came to mergers and acquisitions. Education Technology Mergers and AcquisitionsTodd Brekhus learned a lesson in effective communication back in 2003. PLATO had reportedly spent about $50 million to buy another company to expand the school grades it serviced.

96 edtech predictions for K12 in 2019

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We asked 49 edtech executives to look into their crystal balls and share their thoughts about what will happen in 2019. I’m pleased to say that more and more education leaders and technology products providers are regularly talking and doing something about this.

Edtech CEOs Seek to Change the ‘Adversarial Narrative’ With Public School Teachers

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From bigwig financiers to bankers, along with heads of private and publicly-traded education technology companies, the gathering attracted around 900 attendees last week to share the opportunities and challenges in the industry this year. We have placed so much focus on putting the technology in front of the student and not enough focus on making the teachers feel empowered. The previous year, 2015, set a record for education technology investments with over $3.1

A Back-to-School, Personalized Learning Toolkit

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Today, I’m amazed at the impact technology can have on the learning process—especially when it enables teachers to personalize learning. Today, I'm amazed at the impact technology can have on the learning process—especially when it enables teachers to personalize learning.

When Education CEOs and Bigwig Financiers Go ‘Back to School’

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If ASU+GSV Summit is the edtech industry’s playground for dealmaking, this is the VIP club for its financiers. These days, the public companies in attendance tend to be education technology providers, says Silber. I think investors’ appetite for a publicly held education company, specifically in the technology space, is present.” Source: BMO Capital Markets Private equity-backed rollups of education technology companies have become recurring headlines.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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The software takes advantage of Casio’s Natural Display technology for input and output of mathematical expressions. published a new report which addresses latest trends in EdTech in the U.S.