June 15, 2021

Education News

20 in Their 20s: Jackson Foster

Jackson Foster, founder and chief executive, Edily.


Jackson Foster, 29
Company: Edily
Title: Founder and Chief Executive
Business: Education technology
Location: San Francisco
Employees: 3

What led you to start this business? 
I had been thinking a lot about this concept of my high school teachers as personal heroes to me, and how many of my peers had similar experiences. We value these educators so much and yet often don’t recognize or pay them proportionally, while on social media, influencers are making a living off their followings. I’ve been thinking about how to enable

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Higher Education Technology Company Ellucian to be Acquired by Blackstone and Vista Equity Partners

Long-term investment can accelerate student and institution success through market-leading technology solutions

RESTON, Va., Jun 14, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Blackstone (NYSE: BX) (“Blackstone”) and Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”) today announced that private equity funds managed by those firms have agreed to acquire Ellucian (the “Company”), a leading higher education technology solutions provider, from TPG Capital, the private equity platform of global alternative asset firm TPG, and Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. (“LGP”). Blackstone and Vista will invest in Ellucian through their respective long-term private equity strategies, which hold investments for longer periods than traditional private equity.

Ellucian delivers

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Abre.io Recognized for K-12 Education Technology Innovation in 2021 EdTech Breakthrough Awards Program | Ohio

CINCINNATI, June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Abre.io (Abre), K–12’s leading administration platform provider to support the whole child, today announced that EdTech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies and solutions in the global educational technology market, has selected Abre.io as the winner of its “Education Administration Solution of the Year” award for the second straight year in the third annual EdTech Breakthrough Awards program.

Abre is K-12’s most flexible platform for today’s complex learning communities, providing software apps and solutions to reduce tech stack fragmentation and leverage student information in and out

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Bridging the Digital Gap Through Technology Innovation — Campus Technology


Bridging the Digital Gap Through Technology Innovation

Investments in tech infrastructure as well as faculty training are essential to navigate the equity implications of higher education’s new normal.

Investors poured a record-breaking $2.2 billion in U.S. ed tech in 2020, appropriately coined the most disruptive year for the education industry. While there has been an uptick in investments, as well as the number of education technology tools available to serve learners and instructors, we’re witnessing unsettling declines in college enrollment and persistence for underserved populations.

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Education Technology Market – A Multi-Billion Dollar Market Identifying Hidden Gems: HP, IBM, Cisco Systems

Latest survey on Global Education Technology Market is conducted to provide hidden gems performance analysis to better demonstrate competitive environment of Education Technology. The study is a mix of quantitative market stats and qualitative analytical information to uncover market size revenue breakdown by key business segments and end use applications. The report bridges the historical data from 2015 to 2020 and forecasted till 2026*, the outbreak of latest scenario in Global Education Technology market have made companies uncertain about their future outlook as the disturbance in value chain have made serious economic slump. Some are the key & emerging players

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Edtech flops provide lessons for future success

In the early 2000s, an interactive whiteboard was set up to transform education. These internet-connected computer screens have replaced the old wipe clean board, allowing teachers to view videos, show problems, and work on tasks in class. By the end of the decade, they had become commonplace in classrooms around the world.

There was only one problem with the new device. That means it didn’t really work. Post-study research “Smartboards” have been shown to be frequently ignored by teachers, lead to creative learning, and do not affect student performance.

“Teachers basically used them like expensive blackboards,” says Will Millard, Head

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