EdTech News Roundup

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Facebook has launched a personalized learning platform that puts students in charge of their own lesson plans. This fall, 120 schools in the Summit Public Schools charter network in Silicon Valley will introduce the system, called "Summit Personalized Learning." Read More

Is edtech the next fintech? TechCrunch points out that edtech spending is $5 trillion per annum, but the amount invested in edtech in 2015 was less than the amount invested in Uber alone. Read More

Quizlet recently raised $12M from Union Square Ventures. The new CEO talks about his first 100 days at the company, growing internationally, creating tools that can be used universally, and consolidation in the edtech space. Read More

AltSchool has raised $130 million to create a full stack customized approach to tackling personalized education in schools. CEO Max Ventilla spoke with TechCrunch about data privacy concerns, the power of network effects in edtech, opening up the AltSchool platform, and the components needed to fully utilize the AltSchool platform. Read More

Higher ed startup Byndr raises $700 from the Education Design Studio of the University of Pennsylvania, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, and a group of investors. Read More

Here is a list of 5 security technologies that schools have adopted since Sandy Hook. Since this tragic event, teachers around the country have been equipped with technology to respond quickly in emergencies (Dreamit has invested in one such solution, Ruvna). Read More

EdSurge published an incredibly helpful infographic of the K-12 edtech conferences that you need to know for the upcoming year. Read More

Via EdSurge

Via EdSurge