Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Scholastic EDBRIEF

EDBRIEF: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt acquires Scholastic’s EdTech and Services Business

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced that it agreed to acquire Scholastic’s education technology and services business for $575 million in cash. The edtech business generated $249 million in revenues and $40 million in operational income in the 2014 fiscal year.

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Jack McDermott Meet Education Project

MEP #024 with Jack McDermott, Tufts Student & Tech Entrepreneur

It is a natural human emotion (for most of us) to make excuses about why one should not take action.  Not Jack McDermott.  Jack is 21 years old, and he has taken more action than most of us have in a lifetime.  So, what is the difference between you and Jack?  Find out on Episode 024 of MEP!

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Genius Games EDUKWEST Startup Profile

Startup Profile: Genius Games

Name: Genius Games
Website: www.gotgeniusgames.com
Kickstarter: Ion – A Compound Building Game
Headquarters: St. Louis
Vertical: K-12, STEM
Tech: Physical Product

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Shauntel Poulson New Schools Venture Fund Meet Education Project

MEP #021 with Shauntel Poulson, Associate Partner at NewSchools Venture Fund

How cool would it be to talk with ed tech entrepreneurs about their ideas and businesses, and provide funding to the best, well rounded entrepreneurs to help bring that product or service to teachers and students nationwide (or globally)?

Well, that is what Shauntel Poulson does everyday as an Associate Partner at New Schools Venture Fund.  Shauntel joins the program to chat about ed tech, what portfolio companies are getting her excited, and the importance of building entrepreneurial skills in schools.  Don’t miss this episode!

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TakeLessons Amazon Home Services

EDBRIEF: TakeLessons partners with Amazon Home Services

Tutoring marketplace TakeLessons has partnered with Amazon to provide tutors for its newly launched Amazon Home Services platform.

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