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Hong-Kong-based electronic toy maker VTech has acquired its competitor LeapFrog Enterprises for $72 million (£49.7 million).
The vice chancellor of the University of Buckingham says he is considering taking on external investment to fund a large scale expansion at the institution.
Struggling for-profit college group Apollo Education has announced it will be taken private by a consortium in a deal valued at $1.1 billion (£763 million).
More than a third of all primary and secondary pupils in Australia attend independent schools , a proportion that is growing, research by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has claimed.
The University and College Union (UCU) has criticised more than 20 universities for refusing to publish the salaries of senior staff, calling them the “least transparent” in Britain.
Improvement in UK state schools could end up putting private schools out of business, the Good Schools Guide has claimed.
Astrum, the private sixth-form college group, is seeking a new chief executive after Glen Hawkins said he planned to retire.
Some 350 international students at the London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) must leave the UK by the end of March, the Home Office has said.
Schools group Nord Anglia Education is to develop a new international school in Abu Dhabi.
Lincoln College has closed two education establishments it ran on behalf of the Saudi Arabian government, citing a lack of student demand.

technology | content

As technology changes the education landscape, providers need to update their ideas about content, argues Carla Aerts.

As director of innovation, Henry Warren has been tasked with ensuring Pearson continues to innovate. He tells EducationInvestor about his plans.

TreePress makes it easier for schools to find new plays for their pupils to perform. Managing director Laura Fisher tells us more.

With investment in US ed-tech at an all-time high, how can cash-strapped European start-ups get a piece of the action? Kirsten Noben investigates.

Having educated himself using ‘flipped learning’, Jim Latrache wants to take the concept to some of the world’s poorest regions. But can the Equal Learning CEO convince investors to back him, asks Daniel Thomas.

After years falling enrolments, US for-profit college giant Apollo Education has put itself on the block. But will it be enough to turn its fortunes around, asks Daniel Thomas.

Blackboard chief executive Jay Bhatt stepped down in January, months after it was reported the firm was seeking new owners. Did he jump or was the writing on the wall, asks Kirsten Noben.

Efforts to make schools across America adhere to a common set of standards in maths and English have met with fierce resistance in some states. Could the US Presidential election end up derailing the ‘Common Core’, asks Julian Hall.

2016 could prove to be a year of increased investment in the nursery sector, with further clarity in funding stoking renewed interest, argues Arun Kanwar.

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technology│UK ed tech

Ian Fordham is chief executive of Edtech UK, a new trade group dedicated to accelerating the industry. He shares his vision for the sector.

Confidence has begun to return to the UK education sector in 2015. Daniel Thomas reviews the year’s key events and looks ahead to 2016.

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global | publishing

US publisher Cengage Learning wants to expand its share of the European market. But will its solutions translate, asks Julian Hall.

Special report: emerging markets education

The private sector is playing an increasingly important role in emerging markets education. What’s driving the trend, and is it right that enterprise should be ever more involved? Kirsten Noben investigates

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Unite Group
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Raspberry Pi
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Raffles Education
Singapore based school group Raffles Education has appointed Chew Han Wei as assistant vice-president. Continue reading...
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