EdTech is having a renaissance, powered by the emerging world

So-called ‘EdTech’ has seen many false dawns over the years. After being lauded as the teaching platforms of the future, most MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course platforms) have not quite li

Apple is holding an education event March 27

Apple has a long legacy of providing services to schools and teachers, but the industry has shifted in recent years as the Chromebook has completely changed the way classrooms work. The company is no lets you program in your browser

No matter whether you are a seasoned programmer or you simply want to take your first steps in writing code, wants to help you get from idea to result as fast as possible — without comp

The dos and don’ts of crafting frontier-tech companies

Powerful tools, amazing talent and endless dollars flowing from eager investors makes today an amazing time to start tomorrow’s technology companies. Curious and ambitious founding teams are putting

Coursera teams with 5 universities to expand its full masters and bachelors degree programs

With traditional university programs getting more expensive and competitive, we’re seeing a boom in the number of alternative programs that are taking advantage of the internet and more flexible

Edtech company Kidaptive raises $19.1 million for its adaptive learning platform

Edtech startup Kidaptive, an adaptive-learning company that begin its life with a suite of curriculum-focused iPad games for kids, announced today it has closed on $19.1 million in Series C funding, i

Sphero’s CEO discusses the company’s shift from Star Wars to schools

If hardware is hard, robotics are next to impossible. Even so, Sphero managed an impressive feat over its first five years, growing from a small startup with a glowing, smartphone-controlled ball into

Juni Learning is bringing individualized programming tutorials to kids online

Juni Learning wants to give every kid access to a quality education in computer programming. The company, part of Y Combinator's latest batch of startups, is taking the same approach that turned VIPKI

Udacity opens applications for its Flying Car Nanodegree program

If you want to learn how to build flying cars, then your options in terms of getting an education are kind of limited. Enter Udacity, the online education platform founded by Google self-driving car p

Microsoft doubles down on its low-priced Chromebook competition for schools

Say what you will about Chromebooks, there’s little question that Google’s low-cost offerings have reignited edtech. Last May, Microsoft fired its shot across the bow with Windows 10 S — a dumbe

Apple’s ‘Everyone Can Code’ program expands more broadly in Europe

Apple announced this morning it’s bringing its “Everyone Can Code” program to 70 more colleges and universities across Europe. The program, which Apple designed to help students lear

Google and Coursera launch program to train more IT support specialists

After a big fundraise and subsequent reorganization last year at Coursera — which saw a change of CEO, as well as the departure of its COO, CFO, CMO and CPO (along with some 40 others) —

Wonderschool gets $2.1M to bring its early childhood programs to New York City

Wonderschool, a network of in-home daycare and preschools, plans to open 150 programs in New York City after raising $2.1 million in new funding. The capital comes from non-profit investment firm Omid

Udacity and Baidu offer free intro course for Apollo self-driving platform

Onstage at Baidu's CES 2018 press conference today, Baidu COO Qi Liu was joined by Udacity founder Sebastian Thrun to announce a new collaboration between the two companies. Thrun revealed that Baidu

Two large Apple shareholders say it needs to research the impact of smartphones on kids

Two of Apple’s institutional shareholders, hedge fund Jana Partners and California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), are calling on the company to study the impact of smartphone use on

Investors are pouring money into Frank, a TurboTax for student loan applications

Venture capitalists have been trying to make money from the higher education market for years. It's a rich target for the clutch of investors that pride themselves (in their better moments) on invest

Springboard raises $9.5M to offer an online alternative to the master’s degree

Springboard is a platform that helps people advance their tech skills, and ultimately career. Today it took a step further to realizing its own potential after it landed a $9.5 million Series A round

Lyft partners with Guild Education to offer drivers tuition discounts

Lyft is going to start offering its drivers access to college advising and tuition discounts for classes, certificates and degrees through Guild Education. The discounts for Lyft drivers will range be

Pip is a retro games console for kids to learn coding

Another UK startup is using Pi electronics as the foundation for an edtech business idea, and Kickstarter to try to crowdfund their product: A learn-to-code retro games console.

Duolingo can now help you learn Chinese

Earlier this year, Duolingo launched its Japanese course, which marked the first time the popular language learning service offered support for an Asian language. Since then, it’s also launched
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