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Investments Decline As Education Technology Grows Up

TechCrunch, Posted by Jonathan Shieber (@jshieber)
School may be out for summer, but the nation’s education-focused technology startups are still hitting the books, drumming up new business and new investments to capitalize on overwhelming demand for innovation from primary and secondary schools and colleges.

Read full article here: http://techcrunch.com/2014/06/25/investments-decline-as-education-technology-grows-up/ 

By | 2017-09-29T20:57:41+00:00 June 26th, 2014|Client Articles, funding|

Schoology Raises $15M to Help Educators Use Tech to Best Effects in Class (And Beyond)

Dow Jones Venture Wire
Lora Kolodny

June 24, 2014

(c) 2014 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
Schoology Inc. has raised $15 million in a Series C round of venture funding led by Intel Capital and joined by Great Oaks Venture Capital and Great Road Holdings, along with earlier backers FirstMark Capital and Meakem Becker Venture Capital, according to founder and Chief Executive Jeremy Friedman.
By | 2017-09-29T20:57:41+00:00 June 26th, 2014|Client Articles, funding, Schoology|

Schoology raises $15M for global ed-tech push

Ben Fischer, Reporter- New York Business Journal
June 24, 2014

Schoology, a New York-based education technology developer, has raised another $15 million in private investment to spur growth into new markets and add features.

Read full article here: http://www.bizjournals.com/newyork/news/2014/06/25/schoology-raises-15m-for-global-ed-tech-push.html 

By | 2015-03-20T04:47:05+00:00 June 25th, 2014|Client Articles, funding, Schoology|

Schoology books $15M in funding

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Intel Capital, Great Road Holdings, Great Oaks Venture, Meakem Becker Venture Capital and FirstMark Capital are among the investors in the New York-based social network for academics.

Full article here: http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20140624/TECHNOLOGY/140629926/schoology-books-15m-in-funding#

By | 2015-03-20T04:47:05+00:00 June 25th, 2014|Client Articles, funding, Schoology|

Schoology Secures $15 Million to Fuel Growth and Product Innovation

Fundraising Follows Customer Wins in Higher Ed and International Markets, Recognition as Top EdTech Product in CODiE Awards


NEW YORK–06242014 –()–Schoology has closed a new $15 million round of funding led by Intel Capital along with new investors Great Oaks Venture Capital and Great Road Holdings. Existing investors participating in this round are FirstMark Capital and Meakem Becker Venture Capital. The round brings Schoology’s total capital raised to $25 million, which will support continued expansion in K-12 and higher education markets. Click to Tweet.


Read More: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140624005268/en/Schoology-Secures-15-Million-Fuel-Growth-Product#.U87ZJrGiUTE

By | 2015-03-20T05:01:05+00:00 June 25th, 2014|funding, Press Releases, Schoology, Schoology press releases|

Disruptive Classroom Technology Lures VCs In New Round

FORBES
Entrepreneurs

If you’re a parent, you may have found yourself frustrated by a teacher who didn’t “get” how your child learns– and who missed a critical opportunity to ignite your youngster’s curiosity. At the same time, you probably understood the many demands on teachers’ time that prevent them from figuring out that your child is, say, a visual learner, and from customizing lessons as much as they might.

Read full article about Schoology here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/elainepofeldt/2014/06/24/disruptive-classroom-technology-lures-vcs-in-new-round/

By | 2014-11-20T22:39:38+00:00 June 24th, 2014|Client Articles, funding|

Colorado State University-Global Campus Collaborates with Schoology

The 100 Percent Online State University to Work with Schoology on a Learning Management System for the Future of Its Online Course Delivery

June 20, 2014 04:45 AM Pacific Daylight Time NEW YORK & GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Schoology and CSU-Global Campus are entering a strategic alliance to proactively address the needs of the university’s modern learners. Schoology is a communication and course management platform tying instructors and higher education students together, and will collaborate with CSU-Global on the university’s student-centric online course delivery methods. Click to tweet.

Read the release here.

Education Week: Schoology Wins Contract for Ambitious Ed-Tech Project in Uruguay


 

By Sean Cavanagh on June 12, 2014 7:28 AM                                                                                        

In another sign of how the educational technology market has gone global, a U.S.-based provider of learning management systems, Schoology, has been chosen to provide a platform to deliver academic content as part of a massive project underway in Uruguay.

Schoology’s work will be conducted through a government-run project called Plan Ceibal, widely regarded as one of the most ambitious school technology projects in the world.

Read the full Education Week article here

By | 2017-09-29T20:57:42+00:00 June 13th, 2014|education week, lms, Schoology|

Schoology Contract with Uruguay Powers Plan Ceibal 1:1 Learning Initiative

NEW YORK & MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay–()–Schoology has signed a contract supplying all schools in Uruguay with the Schoology learning management system. Schoology will be powering Uruguay’s ambitious 1:1 instruction program, Plan Ceibal, to deliver instruction and resources while connecting students and teachers in a learning-centered, secure community platform. Click to Tweet.    

Read release on Businesswire
Spanish version

Schoology Wins Top Award for Best Overall Education Technology Product at SIIA CODiEs

May 28, 2014 07:10 AM Eastern Daylight Time

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At the 2014 CODiE awards, known as the “Oscars” for education technology, Schoology took home three awards including the top honor of Best Education Solution. CODiEs, awarded by the Software Information and Industry Association (SIIA), recognize leading products in the business software, digital content, and education technology industries. Schoology not only won its category as Best K-12 Course or Learning Management System, but went on to win both the Best PK-12 Solution and the top award, Best Education Solution.

Click to tweet.
Read more on Businesswire.

By | 2016-05-06T17:28:47+00:00 May 28th, 2014|award, Press Releases, Schoology, Schoology press releases, siia|

SunGard K-12, Schoology Alliance Announced

New Alliance between SunGard K-12 Education and Schoology Allows Teachers to Manage Classroom and Student Learning Experiences in Single Solution

Integration Pairs Award-Winning eSchoolPLUS Teacher Access Center and Schoology Learning Management Solution
BETHLEHEM, PA – May 20, 2014 – Leading software and technical services provider, SunGard K-12 Education, has selected Schoology as its premier learning management solutions provider. The alliance pairs eSchoolPLUS’s award-winning Teacher Access Center with Schoology’s award-winning platform for managing instruction, communication, and collaboration. The integration between the two software solutions gives teachers the ability to manage their entire classroom and student learning experience in one tool—from attendance and intervention management to learning resources, online engagement, and virtual classrooms.
Read more on PRWeb

By | 2015-03-20T04:47:06+00:00 May 23rd, 2014|Schoology|

NCEA Hosts Webinar on Student Service May 22

The Positive Impact of Service on College Applications: Digital Record Keeping 
Date: May 22, 2014 (live webinar) at 4:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. ET
Who: Educators, teachers, counselors, and administrators in private and public schools
Cost: Free to NCEA members and non-members
Register: http://www.ncea.org/events/impact-service-college-application-how-make-tracking-service-hours-digital-your-students

“This will be a great way to learn how to efficiently manage student service hours in public and private schools,” said Michele Pitman, CEO of intelliVOL, which developed the x2VOL tracking and reporting system.

By | 2015-02-25T23:04:07+00:00 May 19th, 2014|intellivol, webinar, x2vol|

SIIA Innovation Incubator Program Picks Nepris as 2014 Finalist for Most Promising Ed Tech

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) picked Nepris as a finalist for the Innovation Incubator Program, which identifies and supports the development of innovative education technology products. Nepris bridges the gap between industry and education by providing an online platform to connect teachers with industry professionals in science, engineering, technology and math (STEM). Click to tweet: http://ctt.ec/8u6bR.

Read more here

By | 2016-05-06T13:55:21+00:00 April 30th, 2014|funding, Nepris, Nepris press releases, Press Releases, siia|