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Another Coding Bootcamp, Learners Guild, Bites the Dust

Another coding bootcamp has kicked the bucket. Learners Guild, which offered a 10-month program for aspiring software engineers, has shut down.The following note now appears on the website of the Oakland, California-based company:“Nearly three years ago, we set out to create a radically accessible program whereby anyone with the will and determination to do so could become a software developer. Unfortunately, we were unable to find a sustainable business model, and as such, we have ceased operations.”

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Microsoft Buys Video-Discussion Platform Flipgrid

A video-discussion platform originally started by a University of Minnesota professor to keep in touch with students for a course he was teaching has been purchased by tech giant Microsoft.

Here Are the 10 Higher-Ed Startups Taking off From Michelson Runway

Education technology accelerator programs are often studded with robotic kits or educational games. But the latest cohort at Michelson Runway, a startup accelerator geared towards higher-ed companies, highlights a broader approach to innovation in education. Among the offerings on display at its demo day on June 13 were a structured gap year program, a tool for pronouncing names correctly and financial lending based on academic merit.

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Gradescope Raises $3.75M to Speed Up Grading in Higher Ed

Students may feel relief as they hand in an exam, but the moment marks the beginning of stress and anxiety for instructors and teaching assistants, who may need to grade hundreds of tests in a short time.

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3 Ways a Company Can Personalize Its Support for Teachers

Education is awash with efforts to personalize learning. But what does it mean for a company to personalize its support for the teachers who use its product? School leader, Jordan Silvestri and Kiddom representative, Melissa Giroux, describe what it takes for an edtech company to deliver the kind of personalized experience to its customers that teachers give to their students.

Amplify’s Been Quiet. Here’s Where CEO Larry Berger Says It’s Going in 2018

In the education technology business, Larry Berger is considered—if not the smartest guy in the room, then certainly one of the wiser ones. With more than 20 years in the industry, Larry has seen the ups and downs, twists and turns.

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Thunkable Launches Cross-Platform App Maker That Lets Kids Drag, Drop and Build

Making an app that works across different mobile platforms was once unthinkable for novice programmers. But Thunkable, a company with roots in MIT, is rolling out a new platform where even kids can build games and safety apps across different devices.

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Eyeing More Deals, 2U Raises $331 Million From Latest Public Offering

Its stock’s been soaring, and earnings are beating expectations. It posted $92.3 million in revenue in the first quarter of 2018—up 42 percent from the same period last year.Still, 2U wants more cash. And that it got—$331 million, to be exact. That’s how much the Landham, Maryland-based company raised through its latest public offering of common stock this week.

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Trilogy Raises $50M to Bring Bootcamps to Universities Around the Globe

After a series of bootcamp closures last year, including Dev Bootcamp and the Iron Yard, some insist that the coding bootcamp industry is in a downturn phase.But one continuing-education provider, Trilogy Education, is taking a different approach by offering short-term coding and other tech-skills training programs directly to universities. And they’re growing.

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Acquisition Autopsy: Details—and Questions—Behind MissionU’s $4M Sale to WeWork

Usually, when a hot startup gets acquired by an even hotter one, the industry cheers. But reactions to this month’s announcement that MissonU has been bought by WeWork have been lukewarm, if not entirely absent. Few, if any, of MissionU’s financial backers publicly celebrated the transaction on Twitter or elsewhere.

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