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Buncee Acquired by Capstone

Ed tech company Capstone has acquired the educational tool Buncee.

Capstone is a digital and print book publisher for elementary learners and is also the maker of Capstone Connect, a tool for accessing standards-aligned content, and Pebble Go, a content hub for K–3. Buncee is a tool designed to allow students to create and share classroom content. It integrates with Google Classroom and Microsoft Office 365. (Buncee is both a Google and Microsoft partner.) Buncee is web-based and also comes in the form of an app for iOS and Windows.

According to Capstone, Buncee users will not see changes to the product, but plans are underway to integrate the software with Capstone's tools. The company said a combined offering is planned for early 2022.

“With about 40% of U.S. elementary schools using PebbleGo at the K-2 level and growing adoption of PebbleGo Next for grades 3-5, adding Buncee to our portfolio reinforces Capstone’s unwavering commitment to meeting the needs of educators and young learners,” said Capstone President Scott Sustacek, in a prepared statement. “At Capstone, we think about this acquisition in terms of the ability to read and create. Educators and students can mine the depth and breadth of Capstone’s engaging content and take it one step further by creating something that enhances and demonstrates their understanding.”

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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