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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Chegg has long be one of my favorite sites for buying, selling, or renting textbooks/eBooks as well as finding homework help. Chegg has acquired StudyBlue which was one of the world's leading flashcard creators for education. educational resources flashcards

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Chegg Expands Student Debt Relief Benefit for Employees—Up to $5,000 More a Year

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Now, a publicly-traded education company that serves millions of college students has ramped up student debt relief services for its own employees. Chegg , based in Santa Clara, Calif., To be clear, this is not a new perk for Chegg employees. Education Technology Future of Work

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Edtech Earnings Roundup: How 2U, Chegg, Instructure and Pluralsight Fared in Q2 2019

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The latest quarterly earnings for publicly traded education technology companies was especially rough for 2U , which revised its loss guidance for the year and stated that it expected enrollment challenges to its core business of running online graduate programs with universities.

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Education Company Chegg Acknowledges Data Breach, Puts 40 Million Users on Notice

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The post Education Company Chegg Acknowledges Data Breach, Puts 40 Million Users on Notice appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Business Strategy Chegg Data PrivacyThe online textbook and tutoring company said it was notifying users, and regulators, of a massive data breach.

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Now With a ‘Sizable Cash Hoard’ of $1 Billion, What Might Chegg Buy?

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Chegg , a publicly-traded provider of textbook rentals and online student services, has closed a $700 million convertible note offering that, after taking expenses into consideration, should give the company an additional $682.7 A Chegg spokesman declined to comment or share additional details. LLC, Barrington Research and Northland Capital Markets were initial purchasers of the Chegg notes. Chegg also bought math software developer, Math 42 ($15 million.)

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K-12 Dealmaking: Chegg, Boxlight Make Education-Related Acquisitions

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A handful of education companies, including Chegg and Boxlight. The post K-12 Dealmaking: Chegg, Boxlight Make Education-Related Acquisitions appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Educational Technology/Ed-Tech K-12 Dealmaking Mergers and Acquisitions Startupsannounced acquisitions this week.

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K-12 Dealmaking: Follett, Chegg, Golden Gate Capital Make Acquisitions

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In this week’s dealmaking news, a handful of education companies were acquired; Follett acquired adaptive learning platform Fishtree and Chegg acquired online studying platform StudyBlue. The post K-12 Dealmaking: Follett, Chegg, Golden Gate Capital Make Acquisitions appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Investment / Venture Capital K-12 Dealmaking Mergers and Acquisitions study platforms

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Chegg Cuts $15 Million Check to Buy AI-Feedback Tool, WriteLab

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Chegg announced today that it bought the Berkeley-based startup for about $15 million in an all-cash transaction. Educators have appreciated their work. What made the offer from Chegg appealing, Ramirez said, “is the opportunity not just to be an isolated component of students’ work, but to simplify the student experience and provide them with more of what they need to succeed in college.” Prior to buying WriteLab, in October 2017 Chegg paid €12.5

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Chegg, Fuel Education Announce Acquisitions; Owl Raises $185M

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Learning platform provider Chegg announced its acquisition of Cogeon, and ed-tech investor Owl Ventures closed an $185 million funding round. The post Chegg, Fuel Education Announce Acquisitions; Owl Raises $185M appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Games / Apps International / Global Markets Investment / Venture Capital K-12 Dealmaking Online / Virtual Learning Software / Hardware Startups

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K-12 Dealmaking: Chegg Acquires Easy Solutions; Age of Learning Raises $150 Million

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The month of May kicked off with a significant number of deals in the ed-tech sector, including acquisitions by Chegg and ACT, Inc. Chegg Acquires Imagine Easy Solutions: The learning platform provider has acquired Imagine Easy Solutions , the provider of EasyBib.com and other writing tools, for approximately $42 million in an all-cash transaction, Santa Clara, Calif.-based based Chegg said in a statement.

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Platzi Raises $6 Million to Bring More Online Education to Latin America

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Gonzalez’s firm last invested in student services provider Chegg, but hadn’t found another education company that piqued his interest until his firm started talks with Platzi. Education Technology Edtech Business Coding Adult Learning Financing

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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.

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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. Education Technology Financing Game-Based Learning

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Top Trends Higher Education Textbook Publishers Must Follow

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The state of the US higher education market looks slightly subdued on account of the fact that the government has reduced funding for higher education. billion cut in funding for the education department, compared to a 10% decrease in 2019. This has led to higher education textbook publishers facing the brunt as that’s the only area where students and institutes can reduce their spends, by opting for digital textbooks instead.

Education Technology’s Machine Learning Problem—and Responsibility

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But how is machine learning playing out in education—and how does it impact not just students, educators and parents, but also the businesses building technology tools to support teaching and learning? The speakers were Carlos Escapa (Senior Principal, AI/ML Business Development, Amazon Web Services), Vivienne Ming (Founder and CEO, Socos Labs), Matthew Ramirez (Director of Product Management, AI Writing Tools, Chegg) and Andrew Sutherland (CTO and co-founder, Quizlet).

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. “ Lights go out at Education Department headquarters – and may stay off for some time,” The Washington Post reports. State and Local) Education Politics. Immigration and Education.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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*Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. (Oh National) Education Politics. Via Politico : “Employee satisfaction in the department [of Education] ’s main K–12 office dropped markedly this year. State and Local) Education Politics. Immigration and Education.

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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.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the massive review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. ” (State and Local) Education Politics. ” Immigration and Education. ” Education in the Courts. It’s not directly education related.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. ” Via The Washington Post : “ DeVos moves to delay Obama-era rule on minority special-education students.” ” (State and Local) Education Politics. ” Immigration and Education.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ Trump Administration Will Rescind Obama-Era Guidelines on Race-Conscious Admissions.” ” asks The Chronicle of Higher Education in turn. Immigration and Education.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Mick Zais has been confirmed as the Deputy Secretary of Education. Via Education Week : “ DeVos Team Considering Reshuffling of Education Department’s Main K–12 Office.” Immigration and Education.

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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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Mark Cuban, ECMC Lead $1.8M Round for Cluster to Develop Industrial Tech Talent

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million in a seed round led by Mark Cuban and ECMC Group, an education nonprofit. Other investors include education technology executives, like Penn Foster CEO Frank Britt and Chegg CEO Dan Rosensweig, along with Zynga founder Mark Pincus and Flatiron Health CEO, Nat Turner. If you look at our investors, it’s clear that online education is on our roadmap, and corporate learning and development are there as well,” says Taylor.

Gig’s Up: CreatorUp Raises $1 Million to Train and Match Creative Professionals for Work

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CreatorUp is a digital media studio and training company with an educational program to train aspiring creative professionals in business and digital production. For the Bill of Rights Institute, an educational nonprofit, the company developed a series on African American history.

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(National) Education Politics. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, as the next head of civil rights at the Department of Education.” ” Via Education Week : “The Polarizing Pick to Be Betsy DeVos ’ Right-Hand Man.” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ Sessions’ Justice Dept. Via Education Week : “ FCC Delays, Denials Foil Rural Schools’ Broadband Plans.” Department of Education.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

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(National) Education Politics. The AP interviews US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos , who laments “she didn’t decry racism enough.” ” Via Politico : “New marching orders from Betsy DeVos’ civil rights chief have the Education Department churning through civil rights complaints. ” Via Education Week : “ ESSA Point Man Jason Botel to Leave Education Dept. ” (State and Local) Education Politics.

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Education Politics. From the Department of Education’s press release : “U.S. Secretary of Education Announces Chief of Staff and Additional Staff Hires.” ” Also on the list of new hires: Robert Eitel , “who had been criticized for his dual role as a top for-profit college official and Education Department adviser, has resigned from his position at Bridgepoint Education.” ” Immigration and Education.

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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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10 Sites for Online Tutoring/Teaching

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Also, online tutoring/teaching is a nice way for educators to earn some extra money doing what they love from the comfort of their own home, setting their own schedule. 25 Social Networks/Media Sites for Education ] *This list is in alphabetical order.

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How Merger of Two Textbook Giants Could Impact Course Materials

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But educators and industry watchers have plenty of questions about the marriage of these long-time rivals, and about what it will mean for professors and students. Education Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Higher Education

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Predictions of Print Textbooks’ Death Remain Greatly Exaggerated

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Not so fast, say education publishers and retailers. Instead, educators asked how quickly it could print out materials. higher education courseware business despite gains in digital—all because of secondary textbook market’s impact.

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In Move to ‘Unlimited’ Pricing Model, Cengage Hopes for a Comeback

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Tell me a little bit about some of your recent partnerships with companies such as Chegg. Chegg provides, amongst other things, tutoring services. I think Chegg is doing well in that. Education Technology Market Trends Edtech BusinessIt’s been about five years since Cengage Learning filed for bankruptcy , stumbling under the weight of shrinking print sales, a rough transition to digital and too much debt.

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