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Knewton Raises $51M for Personalized Learning

Education technology startup Knewton, which makes tools that adapt to each student’s learning style, has raised $51 million led by Atomico, along with GSV Capital and existing investors Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, First Round Capital, FirstMark Capital and Founders Fund. This doubles the New York-based company’s funding and is meant to help it expand around the globe with schools and academic publishers.

Toca Boca CEO Bjorn Jeffery: Adults Don’t Understand How Kids Play

Well, most of them, anyway.
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Grokker Gets $5.5 Million to Build Out Expert Video Network — Here’s Founder Lorna Borenstein (Video)

Trying to intro passions to the passionate.
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Chegg Set to Go Public Tomorrow in Next Post-Twitter Tech IPO

Which came first: The chicken or Wall Street investors?
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Justin Kitch Talks About His New Learning Platform, Curious (Video)

Are you curious about Curious?
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Cerego Hacks Your Personal Learning Style to Help You Remember Anything

Cerego today launches a tool that aims to help us actually retain what we’re learning.
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To Bulk Up on Content, Learnist Aims at RSS Feeds

Content, content everywhere. Ed-tech startup Learnist wants creators to submit it to the site, via RSS.
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Content Gains Allow Demand Media to Beat Wall Street Expectations on Q1 Earnings and Revenue

Strong performance of media properties added to the results.
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Can These iPad Apps Teach Your Kid to Code?

Hopscotch and Kodable aim to teach kids the programming basics.
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Former Homestead Founder Returns to SV Curious — And With $7.5 Million in Funding

Justin Kitch is back with Curious, a lifelong learning startup aimed at connecting teachers and students on “subjects as varied as salsa dancing, integral solving, pipe soldering … and knife sharpening.”
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