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August 06, 2015

Recruiting Real Educators: Good or Bad for the Ed-Tech Startup Model?

Digital ed-tech companies can be attractive to investors because they don't rely on a significant amount of human capital. But we're betting a business model relying on humans, but using technology to grow, can be just as attractive.

July 17, 2015

Which Cities Are the Top Ed-Tech Hubs?

Los Angeles-area officials are trying to stoke their region's attractiveness as a hub for ed-tech companies, and other cities are trying to do the same.

July 09, 2015

Why We Need Apprenticeship Programs for High School Students

Apprenticeships can engage students, prepare them with 21st century skills for high-demand, high-skilled jobs, and allow them to pursue higher education and training.

June 01, 2015

Time to Raise Money for an Ed-Tech Startup

I once questioned the idea of outside investment for social enterprises, fearing the investment would poison the impact. Two years later, my views on investment have matured.

April 27, 2015

New 'Bond-Finder' Site Gives Vendors Intel on Big K-12 Spending Projects

A new online service aims to give education companies a competitive leg up by providing them with detailed insight on major bond issues and capital improvement projects in K-12 districts.

March 26, 2015

How Educators Directly Influence Ed-Tech Investment

Educators have more control than you might think over how ed-tech startups get funded and progress.

March 02, 2015

Take A Judo Lesson, Leverage Trends To Make An Impact

Against the backdrop of black swan events, broken politics, and the increasing priority of initiative, here is a recap of relevant trends and judo instructions for impact investors and "edupreneurs" interested in leveraging some of those trends.

February 23, 2015

NoRedInk Raises $6M to Teach Writing Using Hit TV Shows, Student Hobbies

NoRedInk, a website that uses student interests to create grammar and writing exercises, raised $6 million in a Series A round.

December 24, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: December's Venture Capital Highlights

Clever raised $30 million, Everspring attracted $10 million, and SurveyMonkey raised $250 million this month.

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?

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