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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $2.2M to Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation
CALIFORNIA MATTERS: The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is just getting started giving away money — this week the organization awarded $2.25 million to Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation to support professional development. In August, CDEF worked with the state’s department of education and technology company Declara to start Collaboration In Common, a social network for professional communities to share tools and resources...
Nepris Raises $1M to Expand Cloud Platform
NEPRIS has raised $1 million in a round of seed funding, led by the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation. The Dallas-based company is an online platform that connects companies and professionals in STEM and art fields with classrooms. Students can use the platform to set up Q&A sessions with professionals, virtual field trips and project mentorship...
Reach Capital’s 2016 Edtech Outlook, in 41 Slides
WITHIN REACH? All the money from investors, foundations and other funders has yet to make much of a dent in the systemic challenges in the U.S. K-12 education systems, according to Reach Capital. In its recently published “2016 Edtech Outlook,” the edtech venture firm (and investor in EdSurge) draws on publicly available data to assemble slides that depict the inequities that confront teachers and students today...
Message to Venture Capitalists: Here's How You Take Diversity Seriously
INVESTING IN DIVERSITY: Mitch and Freada Kapor—two frequent investors in education—have some strong words for venture capitalists. "Today, too many VC’s labor under self-serving myths and assumptions that, when spoken out loud to those of different backgrounds, turn out to be highly offensive...