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August 21, 2014

Pushing Performance Coaching to Transform Professional Development

Moving towards performance coaching instead of lecture-based professional development can be a game changer for teacher quality.

July 29, 2014

Year in Review: Startups are a Long Journey Without A Map

A lot of people use the phrase "it's a journey" to describe the process of a startup. Me included. The problem is that we all pretend like the "journey" of a startup like strolling up one of the hills of San Francisco. In fact, the "journey" is more like being dropped off in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, in Alaska, and needing to find your way to the top of a specific mountain. Without a map.

July 09, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Ed-Tech Startup, StudyBlue, Raises Another $1.7 Million in Venture Capital

StudyBlue, a startup that develops on-the-go study apps, received $1.7 million from investors, bringing its total venture capital investment to over $17 million.

May 16, 2014

Competition Awards Ed-Tech Startups Thousands of Dollars for Growth

Six education technology startup companies won prizes totaling $145,000 Wednesday at a Philadelphia entrepreneurship competition sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education.

February 14, 2014

A Team You Love Because They Love the Work They're Doing

Building a strong team is about finding people who want to help achieve the vision of the company. So this is a Valentine's Day greeting for the Edthena team.

January 24, 2014

We Interrupt This Regularly Scheduled Program to Talk About Failure

This week I take a moment to remind us all how this whole thing usually ends up: Most startups fail.

January 17, 2014

Startups Aren't Just About #Winning Moments

With an ed-tech startup there are a lot of less exciting, but necessary moments in between the headline-setting, gold-medal events.

December 16, 2013

A Serendipitous Connection

Finding new customers can be about taking the direct approach through advertising and marketing campaigns. But sometimes growing a startup is more about being passionate and spreading the word informally through conversations at tech meetups, the coffee shop, and social events.

November 19, 2013

Ed-Tech Startup Leads HarperCollins Into 'Nascent' K-12 E-Book Market

Book publisher HarperCollins and ed-tech startup Curriculet have joined forces to bring interactive e-books to K-12 schools under a new pricing model.

October 14, 2013

Connecting Autism with Entrepreneurial Thinking

As a special education teacher working with students with autism in the Philadelphia School District, I feel confident in my ability to help my students develop the skills they need. But two years ago, I ventured into the world of business--one I didn't know at all.

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