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DreamBox Learning $130 Million Investment By The Rise Fund

DreamBox Learning, the company that pioneered Intelligent Adaptive Learning™ technology, and The Rise Fund, a global impact investing fund managed by TPG Growth, have signed an agreement for a $130 million investment in the education technology company. This investment will be The Rise Fund’s largest education investment to date and continues to cement their role as a leading global education investor. The Rise Fund will take a majority position in the company.

DreamBox LearningDreamBox Learning $130 Million Investment By The Rise Fund

“DreamBox was founded with the mission to transform the way the world learns by using intelligent adaptive technology to dynamically and continuously personalize each student’s learning experience,” said Jessie Woolley-Wilson, DreamBox president and CEO. “As a company, we have been committed to unlocking the learning potential of every child regardless of what zip code they live in, what they look like, or what language they speak. By joining forces with The Rise Fund, DreamBox gains a partner whose mission of social impact is perfectly aligned with ours.”

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San Diego Law Office of Vikas Bajaj Announces New Scholarship

Vikas Bajaj Esq San Diego Criminal Defense AttorneyThe Law Office of Vikas Bajaj, APC, a criminal defense firm in San Diego, CA, announces its new annual scholarship.

The Bajaj Law Scholarship will be awarded to one college or law student throughout the U.S. based on their academic record and essay. The recipient will receive $2,500.

“Law school has become significantly more expensive over the years. We are proud to offer


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Pacific Learning Academy Proudly Supports the Issaquah Schools Foundation

Issaquah Schools FoundationThe most recent donation to the Issaquah Schools Foundation’s After-School Homework Labs by the founder of Pacific Learning Academy will provide critical financial support for the Foundation’s innovative Homework Labs program designed to provide every Issaquah District student access to free tutoring, a supervised location or use of the computers after school.

Kirsten O’Malley, founder and executive director of Pacific Learning Academy, has served on the Foundation’s board since 2007, including two years as the Program Chair that oversees all Foundation programs. The latest $5,000 grant from O’Malley and Pacific Learning Academy has been earmarked specifically to support the no-cost Homework Lab program.   

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Peter Diamandis Launches Global Learning X-Prize!

Peter DiamandisI just got an e-newsletter from Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Planetary Resources, Peter Diamandis and feel the need to share it with our readers:

I’m writing to tell you about the boldest XPRIZE I’ve ever launched.

…and I want you involved.

There are nearly one billion illiterate people on Earth.

Two-thirds of them are women.

250 million of them are children.

These are kids who can’t read, write or do basic math.

And there is a HUGE cost to society here: 250 million minds are going to waste.

We know from hard research that educated populations have lower growth rates, are more peaceful and add to the global economy.

The best way to create a more peaceful and prosperous world is to educate these kids.

But how?

To meet the demand of 250 million illiterate children would requiretraining over 1.6 million new teachers by 2015.

There is NO WAY to teach enough teachers and build enough schools.

The old way just doesn’t scale.

It’s time to stop thinking linearly…

So here’s a solution. It’s the MOST important XPRIZE we may ever launch.

It’s called the $15M Global Learning XPRIZE.

We are challenging hundreds (perhaps thousands) of teams around the world to build a piece of software that can take a child fromilliteracy to reading, writing and numeracy in just 18 months.

Imagine such software preloaded onto every phone and every tablet.

Imagine software that incorporates A.I. as the facilitator — providing on-demand, personalized knowledge and learning when and where it is needed.

This isn’t designed to replace teachers. It’s to create an educational solution where little or none exists.

If there was one tool to create a more peaceful and vibrant world, one tool to empower humanity, this would be it.

I want to URGE you to check out this XPRIZE and get involved.

Do you have kids? Nieces, nephews, younger siblings?

Would you like access to the most powerful learning software ever created for your local elementary school?

If you do, then get involved and get access. Please check it out here.

This may be the most important and bold issue I’ve ever attempted to tackle.

Join XPRIZE in this mission. Let’s Change the World!

All the best,
Peter

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Eastside Business Journal Education Good Deeds Good News

Peter Diamandis Launches Global Learning X-Prize!

Peter DiamandisI just got an e-newsletter from Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Planetary Resources, Peter Diamandis and feel the need to share it with our readers:

I’m writing to tell you about the boldest XPRIZE I’ve ever launched.

…and I want you involved.

There are nearly one billion illiterate people on Earth.

Two-thirds of them are women.

250 million of them are children.

These are kids who can’t read, write or do basic math.

And there is a HUGE cost to society here: 250 million minds are going to waste.

We know from hard research that educated populations have lower growth rates, are more peaceful and add to the global economy.

The best way to create a more peaceful and prosperous world is to educate these kids.

But how?

To meet the demand of 250 million illiterate children would requiretraining over 1.6 million new teachers by 2015.

There is NO WAY to teach enough teachers and build enough schools.

The old way just doesn’t scale.

It’s time to stop thinking linearly…

So here’s a solution. It’s the MOST important XPRIZE we may ever launch.

It’s called the $15M Global Learning XPRIZE.

We are challenging hundreds (perhaps thousands) of teams around the world to build a piece of software that can take a child fromilliteracy to reading, writing and numeracy in just 18 months.

Imagine such software preloaded onto every phone and every tablet.

Imagine software that incorporates A.I. as the facilitator — providing on-demand, personalized knowledge and learning when and where it is needed.

This isn’t designed to replace teachers. It’s to create an educational solution where little or none exists.

If there was one tool to create a more peaceful and vibrant world, one tool to empower humanity, this would be it.

I want to URGE you to check out this XPRIZE and get involved.

Do you have kids? Nieces, nephews, younger siblings?

Would you like access to the most powerful learning software ever created for your local elementary school?

If you do, then get involved and get access. Please check it out here.

This may be the most important and bold issue I’ve ever attempted to tackle.

Join XPRIZE in this mission. Let’s Change the World!

All the best,
Peter