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December 10 2013

Gibbon Launches A Different Kind Of Education Startup, With User-Generated Learning Playlists For All
Gibbon-1280There's a lot of terrific content on the web in the form of one-off blog posts and DIY guides from working designers and programmers, but the question is always how to find the best, and how to make sense of content that comes from a variety of disparate sources. Gibbon is a new startup out of the Netherlands, formed when a design and development agency decided to turn their attention to a side project full-time, and it features curated learning playlists to help anyone teach themselves just about anything.
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August 27 2013

With Funding From Top Flight Investors, Fast-Growing NoRedInk Is On A Mission To Rid The World Of Bad Grammar
The declining quality of humanities education (and student performance) in the U.S. has become a big problem. Last year, the College Board reported that SAT scores in reading and writing have hit record lows, while this year, the state of New York revealed its new, Common Core-based test results, which found that only 31 percent of its students in third through eighth grade met the standard in language arts.

August 06 2013

With Tynker's New Service, Kids Can Learn To Code At Home
Mountain View-based Tynker, a startup focused on teaching children of all ages the basics of learning how to code, is now expanding its service beyond schools with today's debut of Tynker for Home. This new system is similar to the platform targeting teacher and classrooms which launched earlier this year. Tynker for Schools, as that previous suite is called, provides web-based software and a curriculum aimed at elementary and middle school students. The new home edition is designed for the same crowd.

May 03 2012

Smart Education: How Hit $70M In Revenue Without A Penny From Investors
Content companies have struggled to monetize on the Web, and there has been plenty of debate over the effectiveness of paywalls. What's more, tech startups really can't seem to rush fast enough into the hands of angel investors or venture capitalists. That's why, as a digital content company that has been around for years and has yet to take a penny of outside investment, has such relevance in today's landscape. While it didn't happen over night, has been able to build a paying customer base of over 1 million, outshining every major newspaper, and its traffic is on the rise. Using a passion for education, industry experience, knowledge of what is important to its customers, and focus on product-before-profit, co-founders and married couple Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin have turned $20K of their own investment into a platform that produced $70 million in revenue in 2011.
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