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March 10, 2021

The Weekly Roundup: SchooLinks Raises $7M in Funding

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How to measure education, SchooLinks Raises $7M for K-12 college and career planning, and the February 2021 coding bootcamp news from Course Report

Welcome to the Meratas Memo’s Weekly Roundup! This is your weekly fix of higher education and alternative financing news. Here are this week’s stories:

How to Measure Education

It’s no secret that we all learn a bit differently. Some of us learn more through reading, others more with visuals, and some of us need a more hands-on approach. With so many different ways to learn, there brings up the debate of how we should (or if we even should) test students on their knowledge of a given subject.

Former Harvard graduate professor and author Todd Rose sat down with Edsurge on their podcast to talk about how to measure education student to student and how to help each student reach their fullest potential.

Read the full story on Edsurge here.

SchooLinks Raises $7M For K-12 College and Career Planning

In many ways, high school students (and many kids even younger than high school age) are not well prepared to decide on a college or career path. They don’t get the opportunity to explore what the world can offer them and end up picking a college and career path that don’t truly resonate with them. SchoolLinks is looking to change that. 

What started as a tool to help parents and students compare college options has now raised more than $7 million in Series A funding. Their goal is to offer students a single platform that will allow them to explore their interests, manage all aspects of college admissions, and even apply directly to colleges via their platform. 

Read the full story on Edsurge here. 

Course Report’s Bootcamp News: February 2021

Each month, Course Report creates their monthly roundup of all things online bootcamp. Some of the highlights for this month include:

  • $42 million raised by bootcamps
  • ISA news and updates 
  • 11 new bootcamps on their platform
  • 9 new university and bootcamp partnerships

Read the full report on Course Report here.

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