Would You Buy Blackboard for $3 Billion?

BIDDING FOR BLACKBOARD: Blackboard has been on a buying spree, snapping up 10 companies in recent years. Now the script has flipped: Reuters sources say Blackboard is exploring a sale that could potentially be worth $3 billion. Deutsche Bank AG and Bank of America have been hired to run an auction.F

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When Classroom Management Software Monitors Students for ‘Extremist’ Activities

NO RADICALS ALLOWED: ‘YODO’ may seem like an innocuous typo, but not so for Impero, a UK company behind a suite of tools that monitor students for unsavory online activities—including terrorism and “extremist” activities. The Guardian examines the growing industry for “anti-radicalization” software,

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How Can Adults Help Students Buck the Pressure of Perfection?

Six University of Pennsylvania students committed suicide in 13 months. Tulane lost four students this past school year. In the 2009-2010 school year Cornell had six suicides. Anxiety and depression are the two most common mental health diagnoses among college students according to the Center for Collegiate Mental Health at Penn State. What’s going on?

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Sesame Street Announces First-Ever Spanish Language Show for U.S. Audiences

PAJARO GRANDE (otherwise known as Big Bird in English) will be taking flight on August 1, as Sesame Street and Univision today announced "Sesame Amigos," Sesame Street's first-ever Spanish language show developed for a U.S. audience. Produced by Sesame Workshop (the nonprofit organization behind Ses

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Acrobatiq Raises $9.7 Million to Bring Adaptive Learning to Higher-Ed

ACROBATIQ: $9.75 million to Pittsburgh, PA-based Acrobatiq in a Series A round financed by Draper Triangle Ventures, Hearst Ventures, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Founded in 2013, Acrobatiq first received funding from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to build a higher education focus

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