Edmentum Acquires Blended Learning Provider Calvert Education Services
Education curriculum and services giant Edmentum has announced the acquisition of Calvert Education Services this week. This deal combines Calvert’s learning solutions and virtual K-8 academy with Edmentum’s Plato Courseware, strengthening the company’s K-12 digital curriculum offerings.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Calvert Education Services into the Edmentum family. Calvert’s history as a forerunner in blended learning complements our 60+ year mission of empowering educators through innovation and a deep commitment to new school models.”
“We are extremely excited to welcome Calvert Education Services into the Edmentum family. Calvert’s history as a forerunner in blended learning complements our 60+ year mission of empowering educators through innovation and a deep commitment to new school models,” said Jamie Candee, Edmentum’s chief executive officer, in a statement.
“As schools evolve their virtual and blended learning offerings, this acquisition fills an important need to support elementary learners in an environment that is most conducive to their learning modality. Our K-12 instructional services will serve as a national model for ensuring all students have equitable opportunities to learn,” Candee added.
As a leader in virtual and blended learning solutions with particular appeal to homeschoolers and others educators in nontraditional learning environments, Calvert Education Services provides digital resources, step-by-step lesson plans, assessments and progress tracking tools. K-12 students and their parents will be able to access these and more via Edmentum’s EdOptions Academy starting in the 2019-2020 school year.
“For years, Calvert has specialized in nontraditional learning opportunities for students and now we are doing so with an engaging digital-first experience designed for schools,” said Steve Gross, Calvert Education Services chief executive officer, in a statement. “Together, Edmentum and Calvert will continue that mission in schools, both in the US and around the world.”