A Thanksgiving Read: Inspiring Stories of ELL Tenacity

With the start of school behind us, Thanksgiving falls at such a perfect time, providing an opportunity to recharge, spend time with friends and families, and give thanks. As we all know Thanksgiving is also in part a story of common ground and celebration. During this time of relative quiet, at least on the work front, I find my attention turning to stories of inspiration that connect to our work, and to the direction we will take as a nation.

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Meet the 2016 Ellevation Dream Team Teachers!

Here at Ellevation, our company values aren’t just something we post on our website. We believe deeply in Service, Continuous Learning, Persistence, Sustainability, and Living our Mission--and we act on those values. Few projects allow us the opportunity to cultivate and engage in all of those values better than our summer Ellevation Dream Team. For the second year in a row, we have been fortunate to partner with and learn from current ELD educators from across the country who help make our product better.

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Filling a market gap for English Language Learner educators

This is part of a blog series that focuses on how the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation approaches impact investing. In this series, you will read about the foundation’s investment strategy in a particular ed tech solution, and each company’s mission to solve an existing problem in education. You can find the full series here.

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Ellevation Raises $6.4 Million to Improve Outcomes for English Language Learners

Infusion of capital by the Emerson Collective, Zuckerberg Education Ventures, and Omidyar Network will accelerate new product development focused on instruction and personalization.

Boston, MA - Ellevation kicks off 2016 with $6.4 million in funding to further its mission of supporting English Language Learners across the country. The co-investment, led by the Emerson Collective with participation from Zuckerberg Education Ventures, the Omidyar Network, and existing investors, will enable more educators to help students reach their highest aspirations.

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ELL Teachers Team Up to Create Instructional Strategies for the Classroom

The Ellevation office was abuzz last week with our first Strategy Summit! We were thrilled to host our five Dream Team Teachers from across the country. These talented and ambitious educators will be authoring effective student activities that classroom teachers can use to improve the language and learning outcomes for English language learners. Launching in the 2015-16 school year, these activities will be incorporated into our new Instructional Strategies feature and offered through Ellevation InClass.  

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