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DreamBox Learning $130 Million Investment By The Rise Fund

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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BankWork$ Retail Banking Career For 2,000th Graduate

BankWork$ Retail Banking Career For 2,000th Graduate

BankWork$ announced on July 31,2018 that it has placed its 2,000th graduate in a retail banking career. BankWork$ is a free training program that matches underemployed and underserved adults with careers in financial services. BankWork$ Retail Banking Career For 2,000th Graduate “With every candidate we place, we’re building rewarding careers, stable families, and strong communities,”… Continue Reading

National FFA and Microsoft Collab For Students

National FFA and Microsoft Collab For Students

National FFA and Microsoft Collab For Students on Thursday, July 26, 2018. This is to bring innovative technology, science, research and entrepreneurship to the classrooms of more than 65,000 FFA student members nationwide through an initiative known as Blue 365. National FFA and Microsoft Collab For Students National FFA members are the future of the… Continue Reading

Remote University Student to Online Entrepreneur

Remote University Student to Online Entrepreneur

How Flexibility at WGU Washington Inspired the Founding of an Entirely Remote Firm By Terra Joy Flexible jobs, or jobs that can be done remotely, are very common today. A Gallup survey found that 43 percent of American employees spend at least some time working remotely. Not only is the ability to work remotely common,… Continue Reading

Bellevue College Students Akoto, Gonzalez and Tuttle Make All-Washington Academic Team

All-Washington Academic Team Features Three Earning Degrees at Bellevue College Three BC students, Brenda Akoto, Alberto Gonzalez and Casey Tuttle have made the 2018 All-Washington Academic Team, and will be honored at a ceremony Thursday, March 22, at South Puget Sound Community College, in Olympia. Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman will be the keynote… Continue Reading

Former Seahawk Attorney Richard Leigh Named to Bellevue College Board of Trustees

Richard Leigh Newest Trustee for Bellevue College Bellevue College (BC) recently announced that Governor Jay Inslee has appointed Richard Leigh to its board of trustees. The six-member board’s duties include setting the college’s strategic direction, establishing policy for the college, and approving budgets. Leigh currently acts as general counsel for SEIU 775 Benefits Group, a… Continue Reading

Tasmanian Fulbright Scholar James Roggall Teaches Virtual Reality at BC, and the Other Side of the Earth, Simultaneously

James Riggall, a Fulbright Scholar and founder of the Tasmanian startup Bitlink, is introducing students to the virtual world, live in the collaboratory at Bellevue College and live-streamed to innovation hubs on the other side of the earth in Tasmania. One class offered for Winter Quarter, Virtual Reality Design and Communications, is geared for anyone… Continue Reading

WSU Secures $10 million in New Research Grants for College of Medicine

Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is making its mark on university research by securing $10 million in new grants and contract awards this fiscal year – not bad considering it is less than three years old. Just six months into the college’s 2018 fiscal year (which began July 1), the sum… Continue Reading

Lyft drivers in Seattle now eligible for a new education program that includes a personal education advisor and discounts

Lyft Partners with Guild Education and Becomes First Gig-Economy Company to Provide Access To Education Services to Contractors  Guild Education, an education benefits company, and Lyft, the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S., today announced a partnership that will offer Lyft drivers in Seattle the opportunity to further their education. This is a first-of-its-kind… Continue Reading

Joey Wilson is a BC College Student Advocates for Disability Community

A life-long resident of the Queen Anne neighborhood in Seattle, Joey Wilson, 26, is a member of the developmental disability community and currently earning his associate degree through the Occupational & Life Skills (OLS) program at Bellevue College. He works part-time as a grocery clerk, and has moved from living in a group home to… Continue Reading