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October 21, 2014

Teacher Investment Makes or Breaks Education Policy

A new focus on getting teacher investment in new evaluation systems seems promising—but is it too little, too late?

September 23, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Newsela Raises $4.1M to Expand Library of Modified News Articles

Newsela, a startup that offers news articles written at various reading levels, raised $4.1 million from investors in a Series A round.

August 20, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Blackboard Competitor Desire2Learn Raises $85M

Desire2Learn, a Canadian-based LMS provider, raised $85 million in Series B funding, bringing its total external investment to $165 million.

July 15, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Regent Education Raises $9M to Fund Expansion Plan

Regent Education, a provider of financial aid and enrollment management for colleges, received $9 million in funding to accelerate its growth initiative.

June 09, 2014

New Education Week Report Examines Evolving Ed-Tech Marketplace

Education Week's new special report, Navigating the Ed-Tech Marketplace, offers a broad look at the landscape of buyers and sellers operating in and around K-12 systems.

December 27, 2013

Outside Capital Helps Build a Business, But it's Not a Business Strategy

This is a post about fundraising. The one I have to write because everyone's expecting me to write it. The one I wouldn't write if I could avoid it because I think it's the wrong thing to focus on publicly.

November 12, 2013

Deciding to Say No

Deciding to participate in any incubator or accelerator program is a tough decision with many factors. Autism Expressed had to make a difficult choice.

February 15, 2013

With Obama Bid to Expand Preschool, Expert Weighs In on Research

James J. Heckman, a University of Chicago professor who has studied the economic benefits of preschool, shares his thoughts.

December 06, 2012

Can Ed- Tech Companies Survive Marketing Only to Teachers?

Developing products based on teachers' experiences and preferences would help improve academic performance, which would likely influence district-level purchasing decisions, experts say.

October 26, 2012

Imagine K12 Ed-Tech Startups Court Investors

The education technology industry's largest startup incubator holds a "demo day" for companies to pitch to funders.

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