Plans are underway to wind down the New Schools Venture Fund’s seed fund, which has supported education efforts with philanthropic dollars.
Venture capitalists poured $642 million into K-12 companies in 2014, a 32 percent jump over the previous year, according to the NewSchools Venture Fund.
KnowRe, an app that personalizes Math instruction based on student progress, raised $6.8 million in venture capital.
Goldman Sachs and other investors are financing a $17 million social impact bond for the Chicago Public Schools’ expansion of a pre-K program.
The top 25 foundations serving K-12 schools are ranked based on eight key performance categories, including assets, annual revenues, expenses and volunteers.
A researcher says it doesn’t really pay for districts to get into the business of selling advertising or granting exclusive vending agreements.