Tag: Financing

Educational Forms, Informal learning

Special Ed Teletherapy Provider PresenceLearning Gets a $27 Million Boost

May 19, 2020

Via: Ed Surge

Speech and other special-education professionals were already in short supply even when classes were in session. Now, with students largely confined to homes, reaching learners who need extra support has become even more of a challenge and priority for school […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, Educational Stages, Higher Education

Mentor Collective Raises $3 Million to Connect College Students and Advisers

September 5, 2019

Via: Ed Surge

The warning message came to George White and his team from a college student’s mentor. The student might miss classes on account of a broken laptop. White and his team acted quickly, connecting the student with Lehigh University staffers to […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Democrats press for details on Ed Dept’s income-share plans

June 5, 2019

Via: Education Dive

ISAs are gaining traction in nontraditional education programs such as boot camps. There, advocates say, they offer more students access to financing based on the possibility that participating in the program will significantly increase their earnings. Colleges have begun to […]

Education Tech

Citelighter Raises $2.1 Million More to Help Students Build Writing Chops

June 8, 2016

Via: Ed Surge

Leave it to writers to describe the pain of their craft. “Writing is easy,” the late New York Times sportswriter, Red Smith once sarcastically quipped, “you just open a vein and bleed.” Students may find little solace in the fact that […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Gradescope Raises $2.6M to Apply Artificial Intelligence to Grading Exams

April 19, 2016

Via: Ed Surge

Gradescope, which has graded millions of exam questions, has made the grade itself. The company has raised a $2.6 million round of funding from Freestyle Capital, Bloomberg Beta, Reach Capital and the House Fund. Existing investor K9 Ventures also participated. […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

New America’s Plan for Higher Education Financing

February 18, 2016

Via: Inside Higher Ed

In most states, public funding for higher education has not recovered in the wake of the last recession. And odds are that state disinvestment will get worse after the next economic downturn, according to New America. That, in turn, means […]