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Zuckerberg and Jobs Invest in ELL-Focused Company

By Sean Cavanagh — February 23, 2016 1 min read
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Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and the widow of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs are among the investors providing $6.4 million to a company focused on building the skills of English-language learners.

Ellevation, based in Boston, says it works with around 450 districts across the country and 1.2 million students. It raised the funding from investors that included Emerson Capital, led by Laurene Powell Jobs, and Zuckerberg Education Ventures, a venture fund established by Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan.

Launched in 2011, Ellevation describes itself as offering online management and instructional tools focused on building collaboration among educators and helping schools meet the evolving demand’s of the nation’s surging ELL population.

A version of this article appeared in the February 24, 2016 edition of Education Week as Zuckerberg and Jobs Invest In ELL-Focused Company

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