“Apple Inc. said it acquired education-technology startup LearnSprout, which creates software for schools and teachers to track students’ performance,” Eric Newcomer and Adam Satariano report for Bloomberg.

“Apple is working on education tools for the iPad, which will allow students to see interactive lessons, track their progress, and share tablet computers with peers,” Newcomer and Satariano report. “More than 2,500 school districts in 42 U.S. states use LearnSprout’s software, according to the company’s website.”

Newcomer and Satariano report, “The San Francisco startup has raised more than $4 million from investors, including Andreessen Horowitz and Formation 8.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Looks like the ass-kicking Alphabet has been administering to Apple with Chromebooks in U.S. K-12 may have woken up some people in Cupertino.

SEE ALSO:
Why iPads are losing to Chromebooks in education, and what Apple needs to do about it – January 13, 2016
Should Apple make a ‘CloudBook’ for the education market? – January 12, 2016
Can education give Apple’s iPad a much-needed sales boost? – January 12, 2016
Apple delivers multi-user support for iPad – in schools only – January 11, 2016
Apple loses more ground to Google’s Chromebook in U.S. education market – January 11, 2016
Why Apple devices are losing share to Chromebooks in U.S. public schools – December 23, 2015
Apple CEO Cook on Google Chromebooks in U.S. schools: We’re not interested in making ‘test machines’ – December 11, 2015
Apple pivoting iPad education strategy to regain its footing in face of Google Chromebook surge – December 5, 2014

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Arline M.” for the heads up.]