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Wade Tyler Millward

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Oakland, CA, United States

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  • Las Vegas Review-Journal

Past articles by Wade:

Thinkster Sought an Investment From an Adviser. Instead, It Bought His SAT Prep Company.

The app presents students with a typical fifth-grade math question—turn 29 / 9 into a mixed fraction.The student may attempt to solve the equation ... → Read More

Rideshare Startups for Schoolchildren Change Lanes to Survive COVID-19

About three years ago, Antonette Delgado became a driver in Los Angeles for a new kind of rideshare service. Unlike others, this one, HopSkipDrive, ... → Read More

From Relief Funds to Online Classes, COVID-19 Upends Early Childcare Software Startups

Elisa Pupko had long wondered whether online audiences would enjoy streams of her theater classes. What was once a curiosity is now key to the ... → Read More

4 Items on Instructure’s To-Do List After the Sale of the Canvas LMS Provider

Even without a pandemic, Instructure faced a transformative 2020. The learning management system provider—best known for its Canvas product popular ... → Read More

How Parents Can Talk to Students About Coronavirus Anxiety

For Jason Coe, life is much different under the COVID-19 outbreak. The Cary, N.C., high school freshman has been out of school since March 16, with ... → Read More

Online YC Demo Day Includes a Byju’s Rival, Quiz Bowl App and Parenting Advice Platform

COVID-19 led to a more demure, online-only version of startup accelerator Y Combinator’s demo day event this week for its winter cohort. Instead of ... → Read More

Nepris Raises $5 Million Series A Round to Bring Field Trips to the Classroom

Career day and field trips—two staples of American education. But organizing them can pose logistical and financial challenges for schools. Finding ... → Read More

Paper, formerly GradeSlam, Raises $7.5 Million to Grow Beyond Online Tutoring

Alena Leonova watches for specific behaviors when she evaluates prospective tutors for her company’s tutoring service. She assumes the role of a ... → Read More

With the Internet of Things, Smart Dishwashers Can Give Kids Chores

Smart appliances in popular media have long teased us with visions of a more carefree, convenient life. In “The Jetsons,” a popular cartoon series from ... → Read More

ParentSquare Becomes a Parent Company After Acquiring School Communication App

Sohit Wadhwa has a plan to stand out among the plethora of apps to help schools and parents communicate. More ways to communicate with parents—whether ... → Read More

Education Robot Maker Roybi Boosts Kids Speech Recognition Technology With Acquisition

Roybi, the maker of a pill-shaped robot to teach language and math skills to young children, has acquired additional technology to power its ... → Read More

What Students Want Teachers—and Facebook—to Know About Digital Citizenship

In some hands, social media tools are blights on society, tools for bullies and misinformation campaigns. Sometimes, they’re a canvas for artists, ... → Read More

Another ‘Best and Final Offer’ Emerges as Vote on Instructure Sale Is Postponed—Again

The waiting game continues for Instructure, which has pushed back—again—a shareholders’ vote on an offer from private equity firm Thoma Bravo to ... → Read More

K12 Eyes Further Deals After $165M Acquisition of Coding Bootcamp Galvanize

Another bootcamp has been gobbled up by an education technology company looking to break into the corporate learning and career readiness market. This ... → Read More

Omidyar Network Spins Off Education Portfolio Into Independent Investment Firm

The Omidyar Network is going through changes. Since 2018, the investment and philanthropic vehicle started by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife, ... → Read More

US Edtech Closes Decade with Record $1.7 Billion Raised in 2019

Two trends have helped to define the U.S. economy leading into 2020—equity market milestone after milestone plus a historically low labor pool. In ... → Read More

Possip Raises $1M to Give Schools ‘Positive Gossip’ and Feedback

Shani Dowell has felt the tension between a parent and a child’s teacher from both sides. As a former seventh and eighth grade teacher, Dowell has ... → Read More

Strategy Shift Leads to Layoffs (and a Rogue Ex-Employee) at Coding Kit Company Pi-Top

A London-based company in the crowded market of do-it-yourself programmable hardware for students seeks to shake off negative headlines as it ... → Read More

Inside a News Literacy Camp, Where the Newsroom Becomes the Classroom

SAN FRANCISCO — Thursday morning, like any other at the San Francisco Chronicle, the newspaper’s editors gathered around to discuss the news of the ... → Read More

Cybrary Lands $15 Million Series B Round to Train Cybersecurity Workforce

Ryan Corey remembers when his business plan would get him and his team laughed out of a room with potential investors. Back in 2015, when the Cybrary ... → Read More