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Ambi is Reimagining the Higher Education Experience with a New Product Class and $6.5M in Funding
Ambi’s vision is to disrupt higher education with a fresh take on how students engage with academic content and with each other using a simple, intuitive, and centralized Learner Engagement Platform
BOSTON – December 18, 2018 – Ambi, the future of the student experience in higher education, has closed 2018 with $5 million in Series A funding and $1.5 million in Seed Round investment from San Francisco-based holding and advisory company Steigen LLC, Boston-based VC NXT Ventures, international early-stage fund Global Investment, and others. Ambi has also named Mark Blosil, an early luminary sales leader from Instructure (NYSE: INST), to the executive team as Senior Vice President of Sales.
x2VOL from intelliVOL Reaches 30 Million Approved Community Service Hours for High School Students with an Economic Impact of $750 Million
Schools credit x2VOL digital management system for making growth possible by easing how they track and manage student community service hours
COPPELL, Texas – December 12, 2018 – x2VOL—an online platform to manage, track, and verify student service hours developed by intelliVOL—reported that it has tracked over 30 million student service hours which contributed $750M in economic impact. 2018 marks ten years of the company supporting schools in managing their service programs. x2VOL is the leading and most widely used platform to track and manage the hours students serve in the community.
University of Southern California Announces Online Summit on School Violence Prevention
On October 24, the USC National Safe Schools Digital Summit will stream live to a national audience
Justin Hienz, (202) 684-1980
Joanne Morris, (310) 882-9987
Jessie Allen, (213) 740-2928
LOS ANGELES—The University of Southern California (USC) is presenting a first-of-its-kind, live online summit to discuss school violence and to forge new ideas and conversations that advance school safety.
The Education Writers Association is delighted to announce the addition of Kim Clark to its staff as an assistant director. Clark, a longtime national journalist most recently with Money Magazine, will play a leading role in directing EWA programming on education beyond high school.
“We are thrilled to have a journalist of Kim’s caliber joining our staff,” said EWA Executive Director Caroline Hendrie. “Her energy and experience will be a huge boon to our efforts to support the important work of our journalist members in newsrooms across the country.”
The Society of Professional Journalists, the Education Writers Association, and 28 other journalism and open government organizations sent a letter today to Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) urging the Senate Commerce Committee to hold a hearing on the state of media in the United States.
Race, Ethnicity Seen as Top Priorities for Education Beat Diversity
EWA Members Share Views on Inclusion, Cultural Competencies
In an effort to deepen its understanding of diversity and inclusion issues, the Education Writers Association recently fielded a survey asking journalist members to share their views and experiences. A total of 170 EWA members responded to the survey, although not every respondent answered every question. The findings provide insights into current perceptions and priorities among education reporters, as well as early data to inform discussions by the EWA Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.