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The edtech industry is set to reach a value of $252 billion by 2020. Expect to see virtual field trips, suites of apps, smarter essay writing help, personalized learning, remote learning, gamification, interactive multimedia, new types of lessons, simulations, and greater self-directed learning. The good news is that instead of being a distraction, technology offers us a huge opportunity to make sure that every student reaches their full potential. The real question is whether we’ll be able to harness it.
Georgetown University students voted by a large margin to impose a fee on themselves to pay reparations for the university’s ties to slavery. Students would pay $27.00 a semester beginning in the fall of 2020. The funds would be used to benefit the descendants of GU272, the slaves who were sold by the Jesuits to finance the school. Georgetown would be the first university to create a reparations fund.
Whether you’re looking to sell, IPO, or something else, you need an exit plan for your edtech startup. Hemrajani goes over what founders should expect when they decide to sell their business, covering the following topics:
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