BRINGING ON THE HIP-HOP, NEARPOD ACQUIRES FLOCABULARY

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    Educational-technology company Nearpod already serves 60 percent of U.S. school districts. Teachers use Nearpod’s thousands of  lessons filled with  360-degree photos, video and virtual reality because they have been proven to increase student engagement in their classrooms.

    But even more growth is needed to end what Nearpod CEO Guido Kovalskys and educators call a national student engagement crisis.

    To that end, the Fort Lauderdale-based company announced Monday that it has acquired Flocabulary, an educational content company that has amassed millions of users for its content delivered with hip-hop. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.