K-12 Dealmaking: BetterLesson Raises Funds, and Instructure Makes Acquisition

By Alexa Henry (Edweek). One of the the biggest pieces of recent dealmaking news was Pearson’s sale of Wall Street English, a major program for teaching English to adults, to a consortium of buyers. But that was not all. Professional development platform BetterLesson and China-based English language learning company ALO7 raised funds. In addition, VitalSource […]

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C2 Grand Opening in MD

From C2: C2 Education (C2), the nation’s fastest growing network of subject tutoring, SAT ®, ACT® and PSAT® test prep and education support centers will have a grand opening celebration on Saturday, September 30th at C2’s newest location in Potomac at the Potomac Promenade (9812 Falls Road). The Potomac center is the company’s 22nd location […]

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Betting on a New Model for Schools: Inside Arnold’s K-12 Grantmaking

(Inside Philanthropy) Paul Perry and David Callahan. How broken is the U.S. education system? Very broken, if a 2016 Civic Enterprises Report is anything to go by. Today, 17 percent of high school students still don’t graduate with their class. And another 17 percent of those that do are ill-equipped for college. Add that together, and the system is […]

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College Scholarships Award High School Activists

(US News) by Arthur Murray. Since at least the turbulent 1960s, student activists have a history of promoting change, both in U.S. society and overseas. Protests on college campuses have been common, but high school students also push for change and advocate for causes. In addition to leading social change, student activism can earn high schoolers scholarships for college. […]

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What’s Left: Correcting Common Core

(The Colgate Maroon-News) By J.J. Citron.   The goals of the Common Core system are worthwhile. The initiative strives to create a unified curriculum in an attempt to increase workforce readiness. However, in the process of standardization, states have been subjected to excessive pressures. Obama’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replaced and updated the NCLB; […]

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