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

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The Brooklyn-based company best known for fusing hip hop with educational content in music videos and instructional activities, has been acquired by Nearpod , which helps educators beam digital content to students’ devices. Education Technology Mergers and Acquisitions

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

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While not quite the “Year of the MOOC,” 2018 saw a resurgence in interest around the ways these massive open online courses are delivering free (and more often these days, not free) online education around the world, and how these providers are increasingly turning to traditional institutions of learning. 4 Augmented and Virtual Reality Projects That Point to the Future of Education. Cheating on Chegg? Here’s a look at how the education company is responding.

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

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He envisioned a game-based educational platform used by teachers and students to learn about science and the environment. And he had interest from educators who wanted to try Planet3 in schools that included the Las Vegas area. Atari founder Nolan Bushnell started BrainRush in 2012.

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

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And now that Reach Capital is done fundraising, it will return its focus to evaluating pitches from education entrepreneurs, all vying for a piece of Reach’s new $82 million fund. based firm has established itself as a familiar name within the education technology industry. Since then, Reach’s focus has broadened, investing in early-stage companies building tools to support early-childhood education, postsecondary institutions and adult professional development.

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

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education technology sector in 2019. based education companies that raised a round of at least $250,000. Companies that primarily offer financial and loan services that serve education as one of many markets were also not included. Two trends have helped to define the U.S.

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

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put $150 million in Hero K12 , and Bain Capital, whose Double Impact Fund is on the hunt for promising (and lucrative) education teams. million Trilogy Education $30 million $30 million CreativeLive $25 million $76 million Nearpod $21 million $30 million Examity $21 million $21 million . Frontline Education, controlled by Insight Venture Partners, has snapped up another 10—most recently, professional-learning provider School Improvement Network. The bull is back—or is it?

Why Your Financial Advisor Doesn’t Recommend Edtech Stocks

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Now pretend that it’s late 2011, and we get into a debate about education technology. 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. Investment firms certainly track the technology sector, and some track the education sector , but there is no established benchmark for edtech companies. Chegg. Educated Ventures. “As

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Students, celebrities connect for tutoring

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New program helps stars extend influence, interest in education. Students will have the chance to connect directly with celebrities in one-on-one tutoring sessions through Chegg Tutors: VIP Edition. All applications for Chegg Tutors: VIP Edition are due by October 23rd.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Education Politics. Details about the education-related elements of his speech from NPR , The New York Times , Education Week , and The Washington Post. ” More on changing her tune from The Chronicle of Higher Education. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ Executive Order Falls Short of Some HBCU Leaders’ Hopes.” ” Here it is: the worst education “take” of the year. Immigration and Education.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. You can read the series here: 2010 , 2011 , 2012 , 2013 , 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018 , 2019. Altius Education.