Educational Testing Service (ETS) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Questar Assessment Inc., a K–12 assessment solutions provider, for $127.5 million. Subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions, Questar will become a separate, for-profit subsidiary of ETS, a nonprofit organization.
The United States Department of Energy is awarding Blue Bird Corporation, a bus manufacturer based in Fort Valley, GA, $4.4 million to develop a zero-emissions, 100 percent vehicle-to-grid (V2G) electric school bus.
National nonprofit PowerMyLearning earlier this week announced it has raised more than $6.5 million in grant funding to further develop its free, web-based personalized learning platform.
Dell EMC, the infrastructure business of Dell Technologies, is unveiling a new portfolio of education PCs and monitors designed to help teachers leverage the latest technology to improve learning for K–12 students worldwide.
The provider of formative assessment and competency-based learning software solutions, Thursday debuted its integrated growth-reporting suite at the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) taking place this week in Orlando, FL.
Cerritos, CA-based assessment company Apperson and the Devereux Center for Resilient Children have launched a new company, Aperture Education, that aims to provide strength-based assessments and resilience-building resources to help schools and outside-school organizations address the whole child.
Amazon recently introduced a STEM Club Toy subscription service for families to receive a monthly toy shipment that will deliver science, technology, engineering and math toys to their door, for $19.99 per month.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The education apps market in the United States is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 28.15 percent in the period of 2016-2020, according to a new report by research firm Research and Markets.
An education technology company with literacy products has launched a free online tool to help teachers apply a blended learning model in their classrooms, whether they're running a 1-to-1 program or having students share devices. ThinkCERCA released the "Classroom Planning Tool" specifically to help users figure out how to implement its own software, but the models provided in the tool could really be used with other curricula as well.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Dremel, a manufacturer of tools and printers, has donated 70 3D printers to 35 schools and universities nationwide in its #LearnMakeGive contest. Selected through public voting, the winning designs reflect the creativity and ingenuity of 3D-printed ideas that give back to schools and communities. Each institution will receive two Dremel Idea Builder 3D printers and filament.