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28/04/2015
International school group Nord Anglia Education has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a portfolio of six schools from Meritas for $575 million (£377 million).
28/04/2015
Connect Group, a distributor of books and newspapers which also has an education & care division, has posted a fall in profit for the six months ended 28 February 2015.
28/04/2015
Chinese venture capital fund Grand Group Investment has bought a 15% shareholding in e-learning firm WuXi Jin Xun Tong Technology (JXT) for a cash consideration of RMB20 million (£2.2 million).
27/04/2015
Training and recruitment company Staffline has acquired the beleaguered work training firm A4e for a total consideration of £34.5 million.
24/04/2015
Pearson has said its results for the first three months of 2015 are in line with expectations.
23/04/2015
Acorn Care & Education, the children's services provider, has bought Nottingham-based Pathway Care Solutions (PCS) for an undisclosed sum.
23/04/2015
E-book provider EBSCO Information Services has acquired online training firm LearningExpress for an undisclosed sum.
23/04/2015
University Partnerships Programme Group (UPP) has reported a 14% and 16% increase in turnover and ebitda respectively for the year ended 31 August 2014.
23/04/2015
Washington-based Full Measure Education, a technology firm focused on the higher education sector, has raised $5.5 million (£3.7 million) in a Series B funding.
22/04/2015
The Conservatives have promised to increase the hourly funding rate for nurseries if they win the election, following a pledge to double the number of free childcare hours next parliament from 15 to 30.


Rising demand for private schooling in Dubai has created huge opportunities for providers. But could limited options for financing, staffing shortages and regulation hold them back, asks Daniel Thomas

Narendra Modi’s India is opening itself up to foreign and domestic investment. Could this create opportunities for education businesses targeting the country, asks Zahra Saeed

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has escaped its debt-laden past and regained the confidence of investors. But will its plans to conquer the digital market pay off, asks Daniel Thomas

The children’s care and education market is in need of a good news story. Acorn chief executive Natalie-Jane Macdonald tells Ploy Radford about her plans to achieve just that

UK-based venture capital firm Albion Ventures has invested in both independent schools and ed tech. Partner Emil Gigov tells us about his approach to the sector

Titus Learning creates learning management systems for international schools. Founder Mike Bennett tells us about his business plan

Proponents say immersive learning could revolutionise learning in schools, but others aren’t so sure. Julian Hall investigates

bo is a new platform that helps publishers and providers to find and license rights-cleared video. Co-founder Paul Naha-Biswas discusses the rise of video in education




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Special report │ Dubai schools

Rising demand for private schooling in Dubai has created huge opportunities for providers. But could limited options for financing, staffing shortages and regulation hold them back, asks Daniel Thomas
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Global | Indian education

Narendra Modi’s India is opening itself up to foreign and domestic investment. Could this create opportunities for education businesses targeting the country, asks Zahra Saeed
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Technology │ Publishing

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has escaped its debt-laden past and regained the confidence of investors. But will its plans to conquer the digital market pay off, asks Daniel Thomas
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Britain │ special educational needs

The children’s care and education market is in need of a good news story. Acorn chief executive Natalie-Jane Macdonald tells Ploy Radford about her plans to achieve just that
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