Chegg to Buy Coding Bootcamp Thinkful for $80 Million

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Chegg , a Santa Clara, Calif.-based The acquisition will cost Chegg about $80 million in cash for Thinkful, with possible additional payments of up to $20 million in cash or stock based on performance, according to a statement Wednesday. Chegg had been holding onto $1.1

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Students, celebrities connect for tutoring

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Students will have the chance to connect directly with celebrities in one-on-one tutoring sessions through Chegg Tutors: VIP Edition. All tutoring sessions will take place this fall through Chegg’s online tutoring platform, Chegg Tutors.

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That’s a Rap! Nearpod Buys Educational Hip Hop Creator, Flocabulary

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Founded in 2012, Nearpod started as an “interactive lecture” platform for iPads that has since evolved to support all devices. It’s out of the ordinary when Nearpod buys a company. Today it’s adding Flocabulary, to bring hip hop to the library.

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EdSurge HigherEd Year in Review: Our Top Higher Education Stories of 2018

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Cheating on Chegg? It’s no surprise that students would ask for help on platforms like Chegg, which offer digital textbooks as well as tutoring and homework help. Editor’s Picks A Billionaire Benefactor, a Disputed Ballot Issue and a Community College Turnaround Since 2012, Texarkana College has overhauled its curriculum, advising and student services—and the changes are becoming apparent.

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Reach Capital’s Newest Education Technology Investment Fund Closes at $82 Million

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The firm traces its roots to 2012, when Jennifer Carolan and Wayee Chu (now both general partners at Reach), started a $12 million “Seed Fund” at NewSchools Venture Fund, an Oakland-based education nonprofit philanthropy. The most recent of these, the writing feedback assistant WriteLab, was acquired by Chegg , a publicly-traded education company, for $15 million. WriteLab (Chegg). Raising money, Shauntel Garvey admits, is not her favorite activity.

Fueled by Big Rounds, Edtech Funding Surges to $887M in First Half of 2017

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2U 2008 2014 $665M (IPO) Archipelago Learning 2000 2012 $302M (acquired by PLATO Learning) Chegg 2005 2013 $830M (IPO) Connections Education 2001 2011 $400M (acquired by Pearson) HigherOne 2000 2012 $260M (acquired by Blackboard) Instructure 2008 2014 $487M (IPO) K12.com 2000 2007 $725M (IPO) Relias Learning 2002 2014 $540M (acquired by Bertelsmann) RuffaloCODY 2000 2013 $252 million (acquired by Summit Partners) Wireless Generation 2000 2010 $400 million (acquired by News Corp.).

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Why Your Financial Advisor Doesn’t Recommend Edtech Stocks

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I think you’re wrong, so I propose a bet: We’ll both invest in a basket of stocks on January 1, 2012—mine representing the edtech industry, and yours the whole economy. Chegg. Back in 2012, there were seven companies that fell into this category. If we had both invested $1 million back in 2012, you would now have $1,526,000 and I would have just $1,160,000. a share in May 2016, it was down 88 percent from January 2012. Let’s pretend that you and I are both rich.

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” Via the press release : “ Cengage , McGraw-Hill Education , and Pearson have joined forces with Ingram and Chegg , Inc. Saint Francis High School invested $15,000 in the company back in 2012. Education Politics. President Trump gave a not-the-State-of-the-Union address to Congress on Tuesday. Details about the education-related elements of his speech from NPR , The New York Times , Education Week , and The Washington Post.

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