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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 09, 2015

Chicago School Board Member Faces Scrutiny Over Investments

Deborah Quazzo, a Chicago school board member and founder of a financial advisory company, faces questions about businesses she's invested in that are working in the city's schools.

January 26, 2015

NewSchools' Nonprofit Seed Fund Gives Way to For-Profit Investment Arm

Plans are underway to wind down the New Schools Venture Fund's seed fund, which has supported education efforts with philanthropic dollars.

January 23, 2015

K-12 Dealmaking: Pearson Invests $50M to Support Education Entrepreneurs in Emerging Markets

Pearson, the worldwide education company, invested $50 million into its Affordable Learning Fund, which supports education startups in developing countries.

January 08, 2015

Education Industry Association's Chief to Step Down From Post

Steve Pines will retire as executive director of the Education Industry Association, a leading organization representing vendors.

December 31, 2014

Venture Capital Investment in K-12 Tech Firms Jumps, and Evolves, in 2014

Venture capitalists poured $642 million into K-12 companies in 2014, a 32 percent jump over the previous year, according to the NewSchools Venture Fund.

December 31, 2014

40 Fast-Growing Private Education Companies Make 2014 Inc. 5000 List

Education companies like Schoolwires and Achieve3000 appear on this year's list of private education companies ranked among the fastest-growing businesses.

December 19, 2014

Hot Topics in the K-12 Market in 2014, and What's Ahead

The growth of the testing market and major district purchases of digital devices were among the biggest trends affecting the K-12 marketplace in 2014.

December 08, 2014

Curriculum Associates' Chairman Talks About 'Giving His Company Away'

The chairman and co-founder of Curriculum Associates is being inducted into the Educational Publishers Hall of Fame, a milestone in his decades of work in the field.

October 31, 2014

Federal Research Program Tries to Bring Ed-Tech Startups to Market

The Small Business Investment Research Center at the U.S. Department of Education attempts to help fledgling ed-tech business find commercial success.

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