Financing

Goodbye Cash and Checks—Here's How to Choose a Safe and Effective School Payment System

School expenses, such and lunch and field trips, are big business in United States. Paying for these expenses is a huge logistical headache for most parents. Every year families across the country hand over more than $41 billion to their children’s schools to cover everything from after-school care to athletics, field trips to fundraising, and more. Incredibly, the vast majority of these payments are made in-person, with cash or personal checks.

Private Equity Firm Buys Renaissance Learning—and Buys Back MyON

In what’s playing out like a game of edtech musical chairs, digital literacy platform myON is changing hands again—for the third time in 15 months—as part of the just-announced acquisition of its parent company, Renaissance Learning, by private-equity firm Francisco Partners.

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Four Ways Digital Financial Education Is Improving Student Outcomes

In 2015, my organization embarked on an ambitious initiative to improve financial capacity in middle school students across the United States. Research found that by the age of 12, students had developed an economic understanding that was “essentially adult”—but they did not have the education or skills needed to tackle many complex financial decisions.

Financial Aid Startup CampusLogic Raises $55M to Fund Future Edtech Acquisitions

For some, the words “financial aid” stirs up reminders of grueling applications and the anxiety of coping with skyrocketing college tuition.Phoenix-based CampusLogic aims to chip away at some of those challenges by helping institutions manage and award financial aid to more students, as well as reduce student borrowing by connecting colleges with private grant and scholarship opportunities for students.

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Why It's Important to Teach Your Students Financial Literacy—and Three Ways to Do It

In Oakland, CA, more than 60 students at James Madison Middle School gather to talk about money. The conversation is robust. One student shares his family’s experience saving for emergencies. Another group debates whether a new bike is a “want” or a “need.” Across the room, two young women are deep in conversation about college majors and future income.

Utah’s Edtech Unicorn, Pluralsight Files for Initial Public Offering

The long-awaited filing finally happened. This morning, Pluralsight announced it had confidentially submitted paperwork for an initial public offering.

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Follow the Funding to Your Next ‘Gig’

What do the edtech funding trends of the past two years, namely 2016 and 2017, mean for passive and active job seekers?

How Data Can Highlight the Human Touch in Student Advising

If you want to know what makes Susana Rivera-Mills tick, cast an eye around her office at Oregon State University. Tacked on the wall facing the vice provost for academic programs and learning innovation is a quote from education theorist Vincent Tinto: "In admitting a student, a college enters into a contract—indeed, takes on a moral obligation—to establish those conditions on campus, especially in the classroom, that enhance the likelihood that students who are willing to expend the effort will succeed.”

What to Know About the $29M DonorsChoose Gift That's Making Teachers Very Happy

On Tuesday night, Chicago teacher Amani Ghusein stayed up late to watch TV. She had heard there might be a special announcement relating to one of her favorite education websites, DonorsChoose.org, and was curious to know more.She was glad she did.

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No Kidding: This Pre-Revenue Edtech Startup Just Raised $15M in Series B Funding

The days of raising tens of millions in venture capital before making a cent in revenue are not over for the education technology industry.Kiddom, the developer behind a K-12 content management and collaborative learning platform, has raised $15 million in a Series B round led by Owl Ventures. Khosla Ventures also chipped in to the round. With this latest cash infusion, the San Francisco-based startup has now raised $21.5 million.

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