digital education

Students have changed. Will 21st century education?

By HARRY AURORA // Close your eyes. Picture a classroom. What do you see? Chances are you see children seated in tidy rows of brown desks, a teacher standing in front of a large chalkboard, maybe a map of the United States hanging in the back. If you’re of a certain age, perhaps you even see Smart Boards and a sea of silver laptops. These are still familiar sights in the American classroom. This archetype,…


Savvyroo hops and pivots to a new business model

By GREGORY ZELLER // If there’s a trope that best suits Savvyroo, it’s “the numbers don’t lie.” It’s always been the thrust of the startup data-driven digital-education platform, which disseminates the actual facts and figures behind the day’s hottest headlines in fun and easily consumable ways. Now Savvyroo’s statistical focus has engineered an all-new business model. Cofounders Noah Blumenthal and Stephen Ostermiller, and SavvyRoo partners Kathleen Reynolds and Alejandro Esquino, were already envisioning different versions of…