- Schools store data on students and schedules using a wide array of Student Information Systems, making it difficult for institutions to network and transfer information.
- Clever, a San Francisco-based startup backed by Y Combinator, has attracted 70 schools with more than 25,000 students to start using their new API.
- The company's founders hope the API will allow for a simplified standard that will allow for better education applications and more accessible data.
From the article:
We’re all a bit tired of the “X is Twilio for Y” brand of analogies (though it’s refreshing to see more of Twilio in this equation than Airbnb these days), but if ever there were an industry in need of some modern, standardizing APIs it would be education. Thankfully, Clever, a San Francisco-based startup and member of Y Combinator’s current batch, is today launching a solution that brings some of the Twilio vision to education. ...