K-12 EdTech Provider PowerSchool Files SEC Paperwork for Initial Public Offering
Like Coursera, PowerSchool is filing as an “emerging growth company”, says Phil Hill. A complex deal from a company currently owned by two private equity firms: Vista Equity Partners and Onex Partners, who will own shares in Severin Holdings subsequent to the public offering (referred to as an “Up-C” structure).
Phil’s article talks about PowerSchool’s financial position, about the complex deal (explaining the “Up-C” structure), about PowerSchool’s recent acquisition of Schoology, and of the company’s valuation.
Source: Phil on EdTech
Conferencing – Cambridge Judge School of Business
UK-Based Cambridge Judge School of Business Selects YuJa for Enterprise Video Platform Deployment
Cambridge Judge School of Business, part of the University of Cambridge, has partnered with YuJa for its video conferencing capabilities. After an extensive RFP, YuJa was chosen for its versatile video management solution, thus supporting the school’s aim to promote a more active learning environment as well as intellectual collaboration.
Source: Business Wire
Enterprise Resource Planning – College of Southern Idaho
College of Southern Idaho Selects Anthology’s Full Solutions Suite to Deliver Connected, Student-First Experience Across Campus
The College of Southern Idaho (CSI) has selected Anthology’s comprehensive solutions suite comprised of CampusNexus Student, Engage, Finance, HR, Student Verification, and Occupation Insight solutions.
“Our top initiative is fostering strong connections with our students from their initial moment of curiosity through enrollment, coursework, student life activities, and career preparation. […] Anthology’s solutions are student-centric and accommodate our heavy dual credit needs,” said Dr. L. Dean Fisher, President of CSI.
Anthology, which is replacing an outdated and inefficient group of products, will be providing the College with enterprise-wide solutions, using a cloud-based, mobile-enabled suite, which will support the institution’s strategic goals and initiatives.
Online Program Management – University of Virginia
University of Virginia Partners with InStride to Help Workers Upskill and Finish Their Degrees
A new partnership between the University of Virginia and InStride allows workers to access online programs like bachelor’s degree completion and professional certificate programs which is all the more important in the rapidly changing workplace through this pandemic era. Not only will the students obtain new digital skills but the programs are designed to develop human skills such as communication, resilience, emotional intelligence, and ethics.
“Employer education programs increase access and affordability to higher education for tens of millions of Americans, and this partnership aligns with our public mission of creating opportunities for working adults and building a more diverse workforce,” said UVA SCPS Dean Alex Hernandez.
Source: Business Wire
Retention Management – Valdosta State University
Valdosta State Announces New Student Success Partnership
In order to continue its renowned student-centered and data-informed approach to student success, Valdosta State University announces a partnership with Civitas Learning. “During this global pandemic, we know our students are facing unprecedented challenges both in and out of the classroom. It is our job to encourage them and ensure a safe and supportive learning environment so they stay on their path to graduation,” said Dr. Rodney Carr, Vice President for Student Success at Valdosta State University.
Civitas Learning’s platform not only provides insights on student success trends and initiatives, but it provides individualized student profiles in a collaborative workflow solution that offers advisors and faculty tools to sustainably improve enrollment, course success, persistence, graduation, and equity.
Source: Civitas Learning News