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The Weekly Roundup: A $40M Investment in Montessori

Tyler Hawk January 20, 2021

Welcome to the Meratas Memo’s Weekly Roundup! This is your weekly fix of higher education and alternative financing news. Here are this week's stories:


Can You Have Preschool Over Zoom? 

With the state of education and with so much uncertainty facing in-person classes, many have turned to remote and online programs to keep their education going. One often overlooked group of students when it comes to this transition are preschoolers. So can Preschoolers still get a quality education over zoom during the pandemic?

This post by Edsurge explores that very question by looking into the lives of preschool teachers and seeing the impact that remote education have had on them and their students. 

Read the full story on Edsurge here. 


Finding the Alternative to Placement Tests

Traditionally, when entering into a community or two year college, students will typically need to take placements tests for math and English to determine what classes they would start with. However, now as a result of the pandemic making in-person proctored exams impossible, many of these colleges are seeking an alternative. 

A brief by researchers at CAPR, showcased by Inside Higher Ed, takes a look at how four states have developed alternative testing methods during this pandemic. 

Read the full story on Inside Higher Ed here.


A $40M Investment in Montessori 

The Montessori system of education has always seemed mystical to those outside of it. It's alternative ways of educating kids has seemed out of reach for some. A California-based company is looking to change that. 

Higher Ground Education has raised more than $40M in funding. Their mission is to "mainstream and modernize Montessori education". 

Read the full story on Edsurge here. 

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