Edutech Startup Reflection Sciences Pulls $1.3m Seed Investment

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“SAINT PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Reflection Sciences, Inc., has recently closed a $1.3M seed round. This round was led by Edmentum, the previously announced K–12 distribution partner for Reflection Sciences and joined by the University of Minnesota’s Discovery Capital Fund and other investors.”

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PE-Backed Hoonuit Acquires DecisionInsite

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“MINNEAPOLIS and IRVINE, Calif., June 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Hoonuit, the leading provider of data management, analytics, and professional learning solutions in education, announced today the acquisition of DecisionInsite, a provider of enrollment analytics and geographic information system (GIS) technology. As a result, Hoonuit will be uniquely positioned to unlock new location and boundary capabilities to further improve educational outcomes.”

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Edutech Startup UR Turn Joins AT&T Accelerator

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“Today, across the United States, there are an estimated 5 million young adults disconnected from stable career pathways, and 12 million jobs requiring postsecondary education or training that will go unfilled in the next decade. This is a massive gap, and one that AT&T is working to help fill with a strong talent pipeline. For our company – and our country – to succeed in the 21st century, we need to ensure that the future workforce has the right skills.

UR TURN (Minneapolis, Minnesota) drives student and parent engagement through a goal-setting and progress-mapping tool with a visualized tracking dashboard. Setting and achieving goals correlates to college and career readiness.”

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Excel Education Systems Acquires Washington Online Learning Institute

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Excel Education Systems, Inc. today announced the company has acquired Washington Online Learning Institute, a regionally accredited career college based in the northeast region.

The institute offers online undergraduate career certificate and diploma programs in legal studies, business, health care, and information technology. Washington Online Learning Institute is accredited by the Middle States Association, recognized by CHEA and the US Department of Education.”

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[UPDATED] Thinkful’s New ‘Living Stipend’ Raises The Bar For Coding Bootcamps In Minnesota

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Updated 4/17/2019 9:00am CST: Thinkful announced today that a new ‘living stipend’ option is available for students in Minneapolis to receive $1,500/mo for 5 months & pay no tuition until they land an industry job, “then pay 15% of income for 4 years – never pay unless earning at least $40,000, and never pay more than $40,000 back.”

Original 3/13/19 Titled “Thinkful’s Coding Bootcamp Expands Reach Into Minnesota Market”

NYC headquartered Thinkful has landed in Minnesota to address the never-ending demand for students of industry by way of coding bootcamp.

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Early Learning Labs Has Been Acquired By Renaissance

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“WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis., April 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Renaissance, a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, today announced that it has acquired Early Learning Labs.

The acquisition comes in response to customer requests for a curriculum-based measurement (CBM) option and increased tools to support younger students.”

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Hoonuit Acquires Texas-Based Mizuni

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“MINNEAPOLIS and PLANO, Texas, April 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Hoonuit, a leading provider of data management and professional learning solutions, announced today the acquisition of Texas-based Mizuni, a provider of data integration and data warehouse solutions with a long successful history in helping K-12 districts in Texas, Oklahoma, and other states manage their data.”

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