Chegg to Buy Coding Bootcamp Thinkful for $80 Million


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


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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K12 Eyes Further Deals After $165M Acquisition of Coding Bootcamp Galvanize


million in cash, plus some stock, for Fullstack Academy, and Chegg’s Thinkful purchase for $80 million. Still, the deal is less than the estimated $168 million that Galvanize has raised since it started in 2012, according to Crunchbase.

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US Edtech Closes Decade with Record $1.7 Billion Raised in 2019


million students in fall 2012, with traditional public and private nonprofit universities accounting for over 80 percent of the fall 2018 total. Two trends have helped to define the U.S. economy leading into 2020—equity market milestone after milestone plus a historically low labor pool.

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


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


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) 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.).

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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Why Your Financial Advisor Doesn’t Recommend Edtech Stocks


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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Where in the World Is Planet3? An Educational Gaming CEO Seeks His Second Act


Among those who tried include Osman Rashid, the co-founder of Chegg and Kno, who launched Galxyz in 2014 to build a science video games for grades three to 12. Atari founder Nolan Bushnell started BrainRush in 2012. When Tim Kelly started Planet3 in 2013, he aimed for the stars.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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You can read the series here: 2010 , 2011 , 2012 , 2013 , 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018 , 2019. 3D printing, The Economist pronounced in 2012 , was poised to bring about the third industrial revolution. (I

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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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