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December 7, 2023

Building a Bridge of Opportunity from Corner to Corner

Compelled by Jesus’ invitation to ‘love our neighbors as we love ourselves,’ Corner to Corner was founded by Will and Tiffany Acuff in 2011. The young couple wanted to create a relationship-centered...

By Dan Pender

October 7, 2022

Duolingo Acquires Gunner

Duolingo, Inc., a mobile learning platform, announced it has acquired Gunner, a design and animation studio based in Detroit. Duolingo uses animation in its learning apps to drive engagement, keep...

By Dan Pender

September 9, 2022

Carnegie Mellon and Mastercard Partner To Drive Youth-led Digital Transformation in Africa

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the Mastercard Foundation, in collaboration with the Government of Rwanda, are pursuing a transformational partnership in higher education and innovation in Africa to catalyze opportunities for 10,000 young people to engage with emerging technologies and lead the digital transformation of the continent....

By Dan Pender

September 9, 2022

Waterbury Schools Partners with BloomBoard

BloomBoard and Waterbury Public Schools announced a partnership to create Waterbury U. This initiative focuses on the current teacher retention crisis while supporting the unique needs of students. Waterbury U offers teachers on-the-job professional learning opportunities to advance them in their professional journey. The program allows educators to earn graduate credit, which can lead to a full master's degree and salary advancement....

By Dan Pender

June 9, 2020

NY-Based KKR Completes Deal To Buy OverDrive

OverDrive, a digital reading platform for libraries and schools, announced the completion of its acquisition by KKR, a New York-based global investment firm. In December 2019, KKR announced that it had agreed to acquire OverDrive from Rakuten....

By SBN Staff

May 26, 2020

Splash Financial Closes $12.3M Series A Round

The capital raised is expected to help the company continue to expand its national brand, onboard additional lending partners and continue to focus on helping people save the most money on their student loans....

By SBN Staff

April 29, 2020

Niche raises $35M in Series C funds

Niche — a Pittsburgh-based school search platform connecting people to the right K-12 school or college — has raised $35 million in Series C funding led by Radian Capital, with additional participation from Salesforce Ventures, as well as existing investors Allen & Company LLC and Tim Armstrong....

By Jayne Gest

March 24, 2020

Riverside Acquires Red Nucleus For Training And Education Platform

The Riverside Company has acquired Red Nucleus Enterprises, LLC to add to its life sciences training and education platform. Terms were not disclosed....

By Michael Marzec

January 6, 2020

Rapid Learning Institute bought by BTS GROUP

With the acquisition of Rapid Learning, BTS will gain a library of more than 200 proprietary learning modules centered on five- to seven-minute research-backed videos, and in addition a collection of more than 2,500 articles on leadership and sales authored by the company’s editorial team....

By Adam Burroughs

December 12, 2019

Big Things Sells MashPlant

MashPlant is the only social learning platform that allows students to create, collaborate, learn, and share classroom projects in any digital media format in a certified safe, COPPA-compliant environment....

By Mark Scott

December 9, 2019

The Institutes acquires three knowledge-sharing platforms from LRP Media Group

Risk & Insurance, National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo and National Ergonomics Conference & ErgoExpo are all part of the deal....

By Adam Burroughs

November 25, 2019

Richardson to merge with Kartesia

Richardson, a global sales training company headquartered in Philadelphia, is set to merge with Kartesia’s existing portfolio company, Sales Performance International....

By Adam Burroughs

November 19, 2019

Surgent gets investment from NexPhase Capital

Surgent, a provider of end-to-end professional education, is receiving an investment from NexPhase Capital LP....

By Adam Burroughs

November 18, 2019

Riverside Sells Majority Investment In n2y

Riverside and members of n2y’s management team will retain ownership stakes in the business....

By Mark Scott

October 30, 2019

Riverside Reaches Deal To Merge OmniUpdate, Destiny Solutions

The combined company will be led by OmniUpdate’s Lance Merker as CEO and Destiny Solutions’ Peter DeVries as president and COO and be headquartered in Camarillo, California....

By Mark Scott

October 16, 2019

Adtalem Confirms Talks Regarding Potential Sale of Brazil Portfolio

Adtalem Educacional do Brasil is a member of the global organization and currently operates 13 educational institutions throughout the country....

By Mark Scott

October 7, 2019

Jackson-Based CrossBraining Raises $750,000 Of Angel Funding

The Jackson-based company has developed a learning application that allows teachers to upload lessons and projects and monitor classroom progress, as well as guide students across the projects....

By Mark Scott

September 16, 2019

KickUp closes $1.75M Series A round

The round, which will be deployed to accelerate the company’s customer growth and platform expansion, brings KickUp’s total capital raised to $4.75 million....

By Adam Burroughs

August 12, 2019

Core Spaces Agrees To Strategic Partnership With Goldman Sachs

Chicago-based Core Spaces has agreed to a strategic partnership with Goldman Sachs to recapitalize and develop a portfolio of nine assets, valued at more than $600 million....

By Mark Scott

August 7, 2019

CMU’s Farnam Jahanian on talent development and regional investment

Carnegie Mellon President Farnam Jahanian is a glass half full kind of guy. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t see challenges ahead for those who want to leverage entrepreneurship and innovation to create wealth in the Pittsburgh region....

By Jayne Gest

July 18, 2019

Frontline Education to buy Perennial EdTech

The Malvern-based provider of K-12 school administration software hopes the deal will help it expand the depth and breadth of problems addressed by its platform....

By Adam Burroughs

July 10, 2019

Polley Associates buys real estate institute from Hondros Education Group

Polley Associates School of Real Estate in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, has acquired the Schlicher-Kratz Institute from Columbus, Ohio-based Hondros Education Group. The Montgomeryville acquisition is expected to bring new opportunities to real estate professionals throughout eastern Pennsylvania....

By Jayne Gest

May 15, 2019

Ohio State builds momentum for innovation district development

For years, the future of The Ohio State University west campus has been up in the air. That’s changing with the first three buildings planned for an eventual innovation district....

By Jayne Gest

May 10, 2019

Wisr's Kate Volzer: Networking Makes Anything Possible For Your Startup

Kate Volzer, co-founder and CEO at Wisr, talks about her entrepreneurial journey that began as a student at the University of Chicago....

By Mark Scott

April 2, 2019

Trade schools Rosedale Tech and Dean Tech to merge

Dean Institute of Technology and Rosedale Technical College have merged their operations. The combined entity will be known as Rosedale Technical College....

By Jayne Gest