PowerSchool Acquires Learning Management System Provider, Haiku Learning

Mergers and Acquisitions

PowerSchool Acquires Learning Management System Provider, Haiku Learning

Jun 6, 2016

PowerSchool just bought
Haiku Learning for a sum
that was not disclosed

Founded in 2006, Haiku Learning offers a learning management system designed for K-12 schools and districts. Teachers can create class websites, upload and share content, and deliver and grade assignments and tests online. Other classroom management features include a class calendar, attendance tracker and the ability to send reminders. The company claims more than 3 million users across six continents.

Haiku Learning is PowerSchool’s fourth acquisition—after InfoSnap, Interactive Achievement and TIENET—since June 2015, when the company was acquired from Pearson by Vista Equity Partners.

Best known for its student information system, PowerSchool claims it serves more than 57 million users in 70 countries around the world. In the past six months, it has been actively snapping up other companies to bolster its offerings. With its purchases of InfoSnap, Interactive Achievement and TIENET, PowerSchool has respectively added enrollment, assessment and special education tools to its arsenal. Now it adds a learning management system. The company tells EdSurge it has spent more than $100 million on these four acquisitions.

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