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24/05/2018
Education technology company 2U has appointed Mark Chernis as its chief operating officer. Lanham, Maryland-based 2U was founded in 2008 and Chernis has been a board and audit committee member of the company since 2009.He joins 2U from global education company Pearson.
23/05/2018
Chinese education company JiaYi Education has acquired Bambinos, which has four nurseries in the Plymouth area of Devon. The nurseries serve 400 families with children aged from birth to five, or up to 11 during holidays and after school.
23/05/2018
Buffalo, New York-based Campus Labs, a subsidiary of Edcentric and a portfolio company of Leeds Equity Partners, has acquired Chalk & Wire Learning Assessment, which provides learning assessment and credentialing software used by higher education institutions to assess and measure student learning.
23/05/2018
Four Seasons Education, the Shanghai-based after-school maths education service provider for elementary school students has announced unaudited Q4 gross profit of CNY37.7 million (£4.4 million), up 38.6% from CNY27.2 million in the fourth quarter last year.
17/05/2018
Beijing-based China Distance Education Holdings, a provider of online education and value-added services for professionals and corporate clients in China, has announced a loss for the second quarter of fiscal year 2018 ending 31 March.
17/05/2018
Fulton, Maryland-based New Markets Venture Partners today announced the final close of NMEP II, a $68 million (£50.4 million) venture capital fund focused on education technology and innovation.
17/05/2018
Denver, Colorado-based NeoStencil, an ed tech start-up, has acquired Noida, India-based TestCafe, an analytics-based test practice portal for an undisclosed sum.
17/05/2018
The initial public offering of online learning platform PluralSight was yesterday priced at $15 per share, above a range raised the day before, Reuters has reported.
17/05/2018
Baltimore-based higher education company Laureate Education has appointed Timothy P Grace as its chief human resources officer, effective 28 May. He joins from recently bankrupt global toy and baby product retailer Toys‘R’Us, where he was global chief human resources officer.
17/05/2018
Santa Clara, California-based Chegg, an online textbook rental company, has acquired WriteLab, which offers an AI-enhanced platform that teaches students to write correctly.

Corey A DeAngelis contends that tests are weak predictors of long-term success

Brett Wigdortz, founder of Teach First, responsible for training a third of new teachers in schools in low-income communities in England, says the best school leaders are noble altruists who give youngsters in deprived areas a sense of self-belief

US private higher education providers have weathered unfavourable political, regulatory and market conditions, and emerged the leaner and more strategic for it. James Croft reports on the continuing trend of law school closures

The role of private capital in supporting US higher education continues to evolve, as investors take advantage of the relief from federal authority pressure, to pursue efficiencies and focus on the most promising revenue streams. Charles Wheeldon reports

The availability and quality of Chinese private education is improving, driven by an increasingly affluent, urban, and cosmopolitan population. Choosy Chinese education consumers are advantage seeking, premium preferring and internationally minded. So how should investors and operators respond? L.E.K. Consulting’s global education practice partner Anip Sharma and senior manager Maryanna Abdo investigate

Thomas Choo, a partner at Clyde & Co’s Singapore office, points to an easing of the regulatory framework for foreign private education investment in Southeast Asia, as countries note the growing number of nationals seeking an overseas education

Dr Michael Choy, director at e-learning design company Dioworks Learning examines the state of adult education in Singapore and looks to a future dominated by machines

Imad Ghandour, managing director of private equity investor CedarBridge Partners shares some of his insights after 10 years of investment in education in the Middle East and North Africa




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Asia | Private investment

Thomas Choo, a partner at Clyde & Co's Singapore office, points to an easing of the regulatory framework for foreign private education investment in Southeast Asia, as countries note the growing number of nationals seeking an overseas education
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Asia | Continuing education and training

Dr Michael Choy, director at e-learning design company Dioworks Learning examines the state of adult education in Singapore and looks to a future dominated by machine
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Middle East and Africa | Private education in Dubai

The Dubai education sector is getting crowded, and new competition is still on the way, says Shaun Robison, chief executive of BDD Education in the United Arab Emirates
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Rankin joins pi-top
Dr William Rankin has been appointed director of learning and research at learning company pi-top, based in Austin, Texas. Continue reading...
McGraw-Hill Education: Dr Nana Banerjee
New York-based McGraw-Hill Education, the learning science company, has appointed Dr Nana Banerjee as president and chief executive officer, effective from next Monday. Banerjee is currently group president of data analytics provider Verisk Analytics. Continue reading...
CNet Training: David Lee
David Lee has been appointed vice-president of new business, North America, at CNet Training. Continue reading...
pi-top: Graham Brown-Martin
Graham Brown-Martin has become chief education and product officer at London-based electronics manufacturer pi-top. Continue reading...
VR Education Holdings: Loren Carpenter
Virtual reality technology company VR Education Holdings, which focuses on the education sector, has appointed Loren Carpenter as an advisor. Continue reading...
   


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Far East | Private education in China

The availability and quality of Chinese private education is improving, driven by an increasingly affluent, urban, and cosmopolitan population. Choosy Chinese education consumers are advantage seeking, premium preferring and internationally minded. So how should investors and operators respond? L.E.K. Consulting's global education practice partner Anip Sharma and senior manager Maryanna Abdo investigate
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