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Moody's has downgraded the credit rating of Laureate Education, the for-profit university group, for the second time in two years.
Recruit Holdings has acquired ed tech start up Quipper for a consideration of $39 million (£25 million).
Profits at for-profit college group Apollo Education fell by 27% in the three months to 31 May.
Australian childcare operator G8 Education has launched a hostile bid to acquire its smaller rival Affinity Education after buying nearly 20% of the firm’s shares.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has loaned Brazilian private higher education group Ser Educacional R$120 million (around £24.5 million).
Chinese start-up Changingedu has raised $100 million (£64.1 million) in a series C funding round led by TAL Education.
Global investments in ed tech surged to $2.5 billion in the first half of 2015, exceeding the entire sum invested last year, according to research from Ambient Insight.
Sabis Education, the schools group, is to launch a chain of schools in Africa as part of a joint venture with Investbridge Capital (IBC) and Centrum Investment Company.
Assessment firm GL Education Group has acquired Lucid Research, a provider of assessments for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
Amplify, the educational arm of News Corp, is to wind down production of tablets following poor uptake in US schools.

Enjoy Education is one of the best known tutoring brands in the UK. Founder Kate Shand discusses the sector

Little Creative Days creates educational creative storytelling resources. EducationInvestor meets its owners –sisters Natasha Dennis and Tonya Meers – to find out more

New declarations from Unesco will have far reaching implications for digital education around the world, argues Stephen Haggard

Wey Education believes the market for online schooling is growing in the UK. Is it right, asks Sunniva Davies-Rommetveit

Plummeting share prices and dwindling enrolments reflect an escalating crisis in US for-profit higher education. Can the sector turn itself around, asks Kirsten Noben

Student finance offers a great way of fuelling growth for higher education investors, argues Parthenon-EY’s Ashwin Assomull

When you sell your school, how will you know you have achieved the best result? Peers Carter of School Transfer Company explains

The new government offers little hope of a rapprochement over student visas, argues Stuart Rennie

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City & Guilds has overhauled its strategy by embracing new markets and service lines. Will the charity rest on its laurels or is it planning something much bigger, asks Sunniva Davies-Rommetveit.

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