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Google Invests In Education Startup Valued At $1 Billion

Renaissance, owned by British private equity firm Permira, provides cloud-based education software, including reading and assessment tools that the company says are used by nearly 20 million students and teachers.<p>Google Capital was formed in 2013 to invest in technology start-ups. Its investments …

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Online education site Renaissance Learning sells for $1.1B, a month after Google Capital invests

Here’s yet another big move for online education.<p>Renaissance Learning, an online learning analytics and assessment company, announced today that it has sold for $1.1 billion to private equity firm Hellman & Friedman, Re/code reports.<p>The company made headlines last month when Google Capital invested …

Why governments must invest in early childhood education

<i>Omer Aziz is a writer and journalist. Follow him on twitter, @omeraziz12.</i><p>Tolstoy was on to something when he said, "From the child of five to myself is but a step. But from the new-born baby to the child of five is an appalling distance." Though the celebrated Russian writer did not have access to …

Online Math Education Platform KnowRe(노리) Secures $6.8M Investment - 'Startup's Story Platform’

On October 22, KnowRe (Co-CEO Yongjae Kim & David Joo) reported that it secured $6.8 million in Series B investment from a number of domestic and foreign venture capitals. Led by SoftBank Ventures, the investment was joined by KTB Network, Partners Investment, and Sparklabs Global Ventures.<p>KnowRe …

Investing In Arts Education To Create Crime Free Futures

At Milton Keynes College we have a strapline: Transforming lives through learning. It is so much more than a strapline - we really believe in it and …

Why We're Urging Global Leaders to Invest in Childhood Education Worldwide

Nearly 15 years ago, world leaders set a global target of universal education. The goal - to grant every boy and girl access to education across the …

Discovering That Your 18-Month-Old Is Using an iPad in Pre-School

How to react?<p>On a recent summer day in Nashville, Kara Teising opened her Facebook page for a lunchtime scroll through her timeline when she discovered a photo posted by her son’s daycare: an image of her 18-month-old son surrounded by other toddlers, their chubby faces glued to a brightly colored, …

Baka Community Creates a Mobile Pre-School in Cameroon’s Forests

Wildlife<p>To an outsider, the forest of Southeastern Cameroon appears silent and still, but to the native Baka, it is teeming with smells, sights, and sounds of flora and fauna. The Baka can navigate overgrown forest trails effortlessly, imitate animal calls precisely, and smell an unseen gorilla …

A woman has started a pre-school for adults where they have nap, play and snack time

Everyone says your school days were the best. And, surely the best of of all were your pre-school days when you got to doss around in the sand pit …

I took Harvard Business School's new pre-MBA course online — and it is definitely worth the 150 hours and $1,500

As a "pre-MBA" course, Harvard's HBX CORe (Credential of Readiness) covered the basics of statistics, economics, and accounting using the case study method.<p>With so many free online courses covering the same topics from schools like Wharton and Stanford, the $1,500 price can seem unnecessarily …

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Private schools expand into early childhood learning

"In this area, you have to start thinking early. There's a lot of demand and some of the private schools have a waiting list," she said.<p>Caulfield …