Strategy, Serendipity, Sleepless Nights: 3 Edtech CEOs on ‘Great Exits’

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At the time, he was part of PLATO Learning, a school instructional software vendor now known as Edmentum. PLATO had reportedly spent about $50 million to buy another company to expand the school grades it serviced. But according to Brekhus, now chief product officer at Renaissance Learning, PLATO failed to effectively communicate how Lightspan fit into the company’s strategy. We send emails, we have meetings face to face,” he said.

Teacher shortages force districts to use online education programs

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The upside of using a company like Edgenuity is that it takes teachers time to build those resources. Over a year ago, at an October 2017 meeting, the West Bolivar board approved spending $102,500 on 360 Chromebooks to be distributed districtwide.

Edtech CEOs Seek to Change the ‘Adversarial Narrative’ With Public School Teachers

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From bigwig financiers to bankers, along with heads of private and publicly-traded education technology companies, the gathering attracted around 900 attendees last week to share the opportunities and challenges in the industry this year. Based Education Technology Companies (2011-2016). BMO cites research from Gartner, a business-technology research firm, which estimates that these companies will see more than $11.6 But investors are not letting companies off the hook.

When Is It Okay for Public School Officials to Attend Tech-Funded Events?

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So these days, companies, nonprofits and researchers make working closely with teachers and administrators as one of their main priorities. We have to do things differently,” Jamie Candee, CEO of Edmentum told the crowd. The cost of these trips, according to the Times, totaled more than $33,000 with at least $13,000 of Dance’s flight, lodging, meals and other fees covered by organizations sponsored by tech companies.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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CAROLINA BIOLOGICAL SUPPLY COMPANY BUILDING BLOCKS OF SCIENCE 3D ( www.carolina.com/help/pressreleases/2018/building-blocks-of-science-3d ) Carolina Biological Supply Company launched the new Building Blocks of Science 3D hands-on unit kits for students in grades K to 5.

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“ Is Running a Company Like Leading a Classroom? Via The Outline : “The rise and fall of the company behind ’ Reader Rabbit’ and all your favorite educational games.” Other sponsors, in addition to CZI and Gates, included: Knowledgeworks , Edmentum , Amazon Web Services , Oneder , and Reading Plus.). The learn-to-code company has raised $6.9 Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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