- GigaOM looks at the record levels of investment going into K-12 education right now, but notes that dwindling budgets at schools could be an obstacle for growth.
- K-12 education investment reached $389 million in 2011, according to information from GSV Advisors, a Chicago-based firm.
- Policy changes at federal and local levels, as well as the emergence of education-centric startup accelerators, have introduced new opportunities in the private sector.
From the article:
When it comes to public education, it looks like private investors and entrepreneurs are ready to rally like it’s 1999.
After several years of relative drought, K-12 education, which has long been seen as a tough nut to crack for private business, is starting to draw investment at nearly record levels, outpacing higher education financing for the first time in several years. ...