BrightBytes Tried to Buy Hapara. Then a Better Offer—and a Legal Complaint—Emerged

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Financial details in transactions between private companies rarely see the public light. In March, San Francisco-based BrightBytes filed suit against Hapara , claiming the latter had breached contract terms in a Letter of Intent as BrightBytes planned to purchase all of Hapara’s assets. In the suit, BrightBytes claimed Hapara broke “no-shop” and confidentiality clauses to solicit a better offer from another company.

Education Shorts Show Real Practice

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It seemed obvious to our new Chief Commercial Officer, Wayne Poncia, formerly of Junyo, that the accomplishments of our client base are the greatest asset we have as a company.

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85 Canadian Schools Lead an Edtech Charge by Moving from Devices to Deeper Learning

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We might think of educational transformation and its underlying technology as being centered in Silicon Valley; indeed, companies like Google and Apple are expanding the edtech frontier. Then, they layered on other applications, including the Hapara Suite of apps —Highlights, Dashboard and Workspace—to help students move from physical devices to the ultimate goal of enhanced and deeper learning. In order to answer that question, OCSB employed Hapara’s Analytics platform.

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Big question for edtech: But how do we know what’s working?

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They can also learn about new start-ups, games and ventures with names like BetterLesson , Blendspace , Edthena , Educreations , Hapara , Nearpod , Zaption , eSpark and LearnZillion , all eager to demonstrate. As more than 900 entrepreneurs and educators converge in San Francisco this week, some will talk academic standards, literacy and charter schools.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Edsurge : “ BrightBytes Tried to Buy Hapara. ” No disclosure in the article that Edsurge shares investors with both these companies. No disclosure , no surprise, that Edsurge shares investors with this company. The tutoring company has raised $244.2 The tutoring company has raised $780,000 total. The predictive analytics company has previously raised $63.95 The job placement company has previously disclosed investments totalling $3.2