Springboard raises $31 million to amplify its mentor-guided training platform to extra geographies Leave a Comment on Springboard raises $31 million to amplify its mentor-guided training platform to extra geographies
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Springboard raises $31 million to amplify its mentor-guided training platform to extra geographies

Springboard, an online education platform that provides upskilling and reskilling training courses to people looking to learn in-demand roles, has raised $31 million in a new financing round as it looks to expand to more geographies. The Series B financing round for the San Francisco-headquartered startup was led by investment firm Telstra Ventures . Vulcan…

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In our Back to School series, we tackle the big issues students face, from police in schools to representation. Because returning to the classroom is about more than buying school supplies. What if history lessons on ancient civilizations focused on empires in what’s now Ghana or Mali, rather than just Ancient Rome and Greece? Or…

UPDATE 1-India approves view to raise remark spending on education to 6% of GDP Leave a Comment on UPDATE 1-India approves view to raise remark spending on education to 6% of GDP
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(Adds details, analyst comment) By Manoj Kumar NEW DELHI, July 29 (Reuters) – India has approved a plan to increase public spending on education to nearly 6% of gross domestic product from around 4% now, a government official said on Wednesday. It will also cap fees charged by educational institutions. Education is among sectors Prime…

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Reliving experiences of racism in UK education | Letters

Aditya Chakraborttys article on racism in the education system (Theres a hidden epidemic of racism in UK schools but its finally coming to light, 22 July) brings back vivid memories of growing up in …

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Rish is an entrepreneur and investor. Previously, he was a VC at Gradient Ventures (Google’s AI fund), co-founded a fintech startup building an analytics platform for SEC filings and worked on deep-learning research as a graduate student in computer science at MIT. More posts by this contributor Over the past few years, personalized learning has…

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Facebook makes education push in India

Facebook, which reaches more users than any other international firm in India, has identified a new area of opportunity to further spread its tentacles in the world’s second largest internet market. On Sunday, the social juggernaut announced it had partnered with the Central Board of Secondary Education, a government body that oversees education in private…

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Indian edtech extensive Byju’s in talks to make Doubtnut for better than $125M

Byju’s is in advanced stages of talks to acquire Doubtnut, a two-year-old education learning app, as the Indian edtech giant looks to expand its reach in smaller cities and towns in the world’s second-largest internet market. Three sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch that the acquisition offer from nine-year-old Byju’s values the younger startup…

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In addition, users kicked out of a meeting won’t be able to “knock” again, and Meet will no longer show “knocks” from someone after a moderator rejects them twice. To make meetings more secure, Google will block anonymous attendees from joining any Education meetings by default. Schools can allow anonymous participants to join classes if…

Bolsonaro appoints economist Decotelli as Brazil education minister Leave a Comment on Bolsonaro appoints economist Decotelli as Brazil education minister
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Bolsonaro appoints economist Decotelli as Brazil education minister

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday he would appoint economist Carlos Alberto Decotelli da Silva as education minister, according to an announcement on social media. The first Black minister in Bolsonaro’s cabinet, Decotelli served as the head of Brazil’s National Education Development Fund (FNDE) from February to August 2019. Decotelli…

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How is AI Remodeling the Education Tech Dwelling?

Education has transformed into big-business in the recent COVID times. The US ranks 17th in education performance and 7th as the most literate country in the world. The literacy rate has increased up to 86% in the US. Primary, secondary and higher studies are seeing great improvements, and breaking records almost every year. Here is…