Tag: edtech business

Education Tech, News

Why Edtech Companies Should Partner With Education Consultants

August 17, 2016

Via: Ed Surge

The edtech community is obsessed with building things. But in addition to “things,” education also involves a complex, interconnected system of people and processes. Any attempts to improve education must look at it as a system. No single piece of […]

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 […]

Educational Stages, Secondary Education

VIF Learning Acquires K-12 Resource Search Engine Participate Learning

May 26, 2016

Via: Ed Surge

VIF International Education, a K-12 professional development company, has acquired Participate Learning, a teacher resource aggregator and search engine. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Short for “Visiting International Faculty,” VIF was founded in 1987 to help universities recruit international […]

Continuous Development, Educational Forms, News

CodeCombat Scores $2 Million Seed Round to Bring Programming Adventure to Schools

May 3, 2016

Via: Ed Surge

When it comes to learning to code, Nick Winters believes it’s not enough to drag, drop and snap blocks together, which many kids do when they use online coding tools including Scratch. They should learn how to write commands—brackets, parentheses, […]

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. […]