By Shawn Annarelli

Blackboard, a major tech-ed player, has agreed to buy Schoolwires, a State College-based company.

Blackboard spokeswoman Lauren Dyke said this week via email that the boards of directors of both companies endorsed and approved the acquisition last month, but the deal is not closed.

“We anticipate closing in the near future,” Dyke said. “The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions.”

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