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"NoRedInk Adds New Exercises to Prepare Students for ACT, SAT," Edsurge wrote on March 15, 2017. This article fails to disclose that Edsurge and NoRedInk share an investor: Learn Capital. This sort of disclosure (or lack thereof) is particularly important as Edsurge now sells schools a service in which it...

Education technology startups raised $566,950,000 in February. There should probably be an asterisk next to that figure for a couple of reasons. First, $500 million of it went to the student loan startup SoFi (which says it plans to expand beyond student loans). I’ve also excluded from this particular calculation...

"Should Online Courses Go Through 'Beta Testing'? How One Provider Taps 2,500 Volunteers," Edsurge wrote on February 17, 2017. This article fails to disclose that Edsurge and the provider in question, Coursera, share investors: Learn Capital and GSV Capital. For more information about this and other disclosure alerts, read this...

"New Funding Challenge Aims to Support Special Education Edtech Tools," Edsurge wrote on February 16, 2017. This article fails to disclose that the funding challenge is run by one of Edsurge's investors NewSchools Venture Fund. For more information about this and other disclosure alerts, read this blog post.

"The Holberton School Secures $2.3M to Increase and Diversify Accepted Students," Edsurge wrote on February 7, 2017. This article fails to disclose that Edsurge and the Holberton School share an investor: Reach Capital. For more information about this disclosure alert, read this blog post.

Education technology startups raised $172,150,000 in January. More than half that total was the $100,000,000 invested in homework help platform Xueba100.com. The total for January was down by about $2 million from this time last year, and down by about half from January 2015 (a record-setting year for ed-tech investment)....

"Canadian Startup Raises $4 Million to Boost University Communications and Engagement," Edsurge wrote on January 27, 2017. This article fails to disclose that Edsurge and OOHLALA share an investor: University Ventures. For more information about this disclosure alert, read this blog post.

"Speakaboos Acquires Homer to Inspire Kids to Love and Learn to Read," Edsurge wrote on January 20, 2017. This article fails to disclose that Speakaboos, Homer, and Edsurge share an investor: Deborah Quazzo. For more information about this disclosure alert, read this blog post.

"PowerMyLearning Receives $6.5M to Expand Personalized Learning in High-Poverty Schools," Edsurge wrote on January 24, 2017. This article fails to disclose that the company and Edsurge share an investor: the Gates Foundation. For more information about this disclosure alert, read this blog post.

The New York Times profiled Joshua Kushner this week. He's the brother to Jared, who is husband to Ivanka Trump and a confidante to President-Elect Trump. He's also the founder of Thrive Capital, a venture capital firm. The following are the education technology companies in Thrive Capital's portfolio: The Flatiron...