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Kahoot Launches First-Ever Premium Version for Schools

After launching five years ago—and seeping into nearly half of all U.S. schools—Kahoot is offering the first premium version of its game-based learning platform.

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What U.S. Companies Should Know About Asia's Edtech Market

Last summer, when I was working for ThinkCERCA, which helps students develop critical thinking skills through reading and writing, the edtech startup was facing a big decision: should it try and break into the lucrative Chinese market?

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Jeff Bezos Adds Preschools to His Resume

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has his hands in e-commerce, space expeditions and carbonless energy—and now, he’s adding preschools to that list.

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5 Ways to Find Edtech Candidates Who Aren’t Looking

How do you attract your ideal candidate if that person isn’t actively searching for employment? A candidate can become an applicant at any moment, so you need to be ready when that happens. In fact, if you’re doing your job well, you may actually cause it to happen.

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Companies Are Bought, Not Sold: M&A Advice From 3 Edtech CEOs Who Survived the Process

At the start of this decade, the education industry saw hundreds of flowers bloom. Launched from garages and tech accelerators, startup after startup burst onto the scene with technology tools for the education market.The industry has since consolidated, due in part to an uptick in mergers and acquisitions by education companies and private equity firms. Data from investment bank, Berkery Noyes suggest these deals have grown at a steady clip since 2013.

Carnegie Learning Gets a Makeover After Private Equity Investment

Private equity’s pursuit to acquire puzzle pieces to build comprehensive educational technology platforms shows no sign of slowing down.

Diversity in Hiring Doesn’t Start With Hiring

Looking for a candidate who's got it all?EdSurge’s jobs fairs offer unparalleled access to a unique pool of candidates who have both the educational experience and technology skills your organization needs. Learn more here.

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Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile for Your Edtech Job Hunt

Looking to level up in your career? Join us at one of our jobs fairsEdSurge is hosting a series of jobs fairs this October! Come join us for an evening of informal networking, panels with hiring companies, and some light bites.

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ACT’s Latest Act: Investing in an Open-Source Assessment Startup

ACT, the nonprofit best known for its college-readiness test, is undergoing a major transformation. Ever since taking the helm as CEO in 2015, Marten Roorda says ACT has closed 10 deals in which it has invested in, acquired or formed strategic partnerships with educational companies.

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Why Edtech Executives Need to Go Back to School — as Teachers

When I was a middle school teacher in Los Angeles Unified School District, I looked longingly at the work of sales reps and trainers at edtech companies. I’d daydream about how amazing their lives must be, with leisurely 9 a.m. starts and the freedom to take breaks whenever they pleased, since they weren’t tied to classrooms full of students.

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