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EdSurge is an independent information resource and community for everyone involved in education technology. We aim to help educators discover the best products and how to use them and to inspire developers to build what educators and learners need.

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Top 5 Ways the British Are Winning the Edtech Export War

How the U.S. can leverage major trade associations and events to help edtech companies

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Noodle Acquires Learning Management Startup, Lore

NOODLE'S NEW LORE: There are all kinds of fascinating threads to this story: First the facts: Noodle Education, the three-year old startup run by John Katzman, today acquired the technology platform built by Lore (formerly Coursekit). Lore is a learning management system (mainly for higher ed) ...

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Pearson-Incubated Startup, Alleyoop, Closes Shop

ALLEY-OOPS: Alleyoop is wrapping up (or missed, as us b-ball buffs prefer to say). Word got out on Wednesday (Mar. 13) that the Pearson-"incubated" startup, which offered a mash-up of gamified math and science instruction and live tutoring, will be closing shop on March 31. (We've got ...

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Walton Family Foundation Invests Another $7.5M for School Reviews Website

GREATSCHOOLS: $7.5 million from the Walton Family Foundation to non-profit, GreatSchools, which operates a website that offers reviews of over 200,000 PreK-12 schools around the U.S. The foundation has already pumped a whopping $13 million into the site since 2004. Education Week reports that ...

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Mozilla's Debuts Open Badges To Showcase Out-of-School Learning and Skills

SHOW ME YOUR BADGE: Away with the gold stars. The Mozilla Foundation officially unveiled Version 1.0 of its Open Badges project at the Digital Media and Learning Conference this week. It's the culmination of eight months of beta testing and development, during which over 600 companies, ...

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Happy Pi Day!

HAPPY PI DAY! To everyone who's a fan of learning. Here's a delightful way to spend an hour (or 3.14 hours): Check out the Ten Most Popular TED-ED talks so far. Enjoy!

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Teacherpreneur Spotlight: Ryan Kinser, 8th Grade English Teacher

Making the most of opportunities to advance teacher entrepreneurship and professional development

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What a Startup and a School Have in Common

Summit Public Schools and Clever bond over tutoring, a MVP and burritos

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