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20/04/2015
Kalpathi Investments, an Indian family office, is in line to acquire debt-laden Educomp Solutions' schools business, according to the Times of India.
17/04/2015
Achieve, Aspire, Advance has become the latest UK training business to seek a buyer following electoral pledges from all the main political parties to ramp up funding for apprenticeships in the next parliament.
17/04/2015
The nursery sector will fail to deliver an increased amount of free childcare next Parliament without extra funding, the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) has warned.
17/04/2015
The Los Angeles Unified School District is considering legal action against technology giant Apple and Pearson over a failed $1.3 billion programme designed to provide every student, teacher and administrator with an iPad .
16/04/2015
First round bids have been submitted for Norwegian maritime training business Seagull, EducationInvestor understands.
16/04/2015
Britain’s leading student accommodation provider, Unite Group, has raised £114.8 million million through a placement of new ordinary shares.
16/04/2015
Online study website Swinburne Online, a joint venture between Swinburne University of Technology and course finder website Seek.com.au, has revealed plans to expand internationally.
16/04/2015
Education publisher Wiley has announced that chief executive and president Stephen Smith is retiring for health reasons on 1 June.
16/04/2015
Nursery chain Bertram as appointed a new managing director to drive growth in the UK.
15/04/2015
Chinese web services provider Baidu, along with Israeli venture capital Carmel Ventures, has invested $5 million (£3.4 million) in the music learning start-up Tonara.


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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