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Ed tech start-up Newsela has raised $15 million (£9.8 million) in a series B led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Mark Zuckerberg’s Education Ventures, the Knight Foundation, Owl Ventures and Women’s Venture Capital Fund.
Course listing site Hotcourses has acquired The Complete University Guide, in a move it says will make it the UK’s largest “student media organisation”.
NetDimensions, a global provider of performance, knowledge, and learning management systems, says it traded well in the third quarter.
An increasing number of individual academies and multi-academy trusts (MATs) risk running out of money by the end of this academic year, accountancy firm Clement Keys has said.
An equivalent of 11,200 classrooms and 1,600 primary schools are required in the next nine years to meet Britain’s growing population, research by Scape Group has found.
Massive Online Open Courses (moocs) have tangible benefits for improving job skills and creating new job opportunities, a survey by the Harvard Business Review has found.
Student accommodation developer Unite Group announced that its portfolio was valued at just over £2 billion as of 30 September 2015.
Test preparation company Career Power has announced it will raise 65 crore (£6.5 million) in a Series A from venture capital firms and strategic partners.
Global ed tech investment has reached $3.8 billion (£2.5 billion), its highest level ever, in the first three quarters of 2015.
Real estate investment trust (REIT) GCP Student Living has announced "strong" results for the financial year ended 30 June 2015.


Lifetime has quietly grown to become one of the UK’s largest skills businesses. How will investors respond when it comes up for sale early next year, asks Daniel Thomas

The ‘maker movement’ puts the emphasis on creating, rather than consuming, technology. Education stands to benefit, finds Kirsten Noben

Could the rise of online tutoring marketplaces disrupt the sector at large? Zahra Saeed surveys the landscape

How can schools on a budget limit the costs of technology? Think-IT’s Neil Watkins explains

Jeremy Corbyn could have a significant impact on the education agenda, says Sunniva Davies-Rommetveit

School business managers are wielding ever more influence over procurement, says Adam Watson of Every

An increasing number of charitable schools are being sold to commercial groups. What’s driving the trend, asks Veale Wasbrough Vizards’ Robert Collier

A new tax on big business to fund apprenticeships comes with opportunities, and risks, says Stewart Segal

The Home Office is stubbornly fixated on treating international students like permanent migrants. Education remains on red alert, finds Sunniva Davies-Rommetveit

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global│Brazilian education

Once Latin America’s most promising market, Brazil is now mired by an economic slowdown and corruption scandals. How will this affect the education market, asks Kirsten Noben

technology│the internet of things

Experts disagree over the impact the ‘internet of things’ will have on education, but all agree it is coming. Daniel Thomas investigates

Ed tech: Driving industry growth and innovation

Britain│RM Education

After five years of falling sales, RM Education is forecasting a return to growth in 2016. Jon Barker assesses the company’s prospects and progress

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Online course marketplace Udemy has hired Robert Wong and Grégory Boutté as vice president of product and vice president of content respectively. Continue reading...
Tutors’ Association
The Tutors’ Association has elected a new board, including the appointment of new president Louisa Gamon. Continue reading...
TES Global
Digital education business TES Global has appointed Brigitte Ricou-Bellan as its new managing director of digital. Continue reading...
Aaron Henricksen has joined outsourcing giant Serco as business director of its welfare services division. Continue reading...
UK private schools group Riverston has appointed Richard Purchase as its new executive director and chief executive. Continue reading...

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