Class Dojo Raises Additional Equity

In today’s challenging economy that often requires two working parents, it is getting more and more difficult for parents to stay on top of their kids education. Since most parents do not have the time for regular classroom visits, there is little time for parents to get direct communication from teachers regarding their child’s progress. While having regular face-to-face communication is often challenging, parents could take advantage of a new application provided by Class Dojo.


Class Dojo is an online portal and application that provides parents with the ability to get as much up-to-date information that they could need. The application allows a teacher to post as much information as necessary including a class schedule, homework assignments, recent grades, report cards, and any other information that may be requested. All of this information will give a parent the ability to get a full understanding of what their kids are learning on a daily basis as well as what their progress is.



While getting regular information is beneficial, it also provides a means for communication. The online portal will allow a parent or teacher to send a message to either the teacher or another parent. The portal also has a message board that allows parents to discuss what is going on in the classroom and allow parents to introduce themselves to the rest of the parents. Thus far, the program has become very popular with schools and parents across the country. While it just started in 2011, the application has recently announced that it is being used in over 85,000 different schools across the country.



While Class Dojo has provided plenty of great services to parents, students, and teachers in the past, it appears that the company is poised for growth. Earlier this year the company announced that it had recently completed a new round of private equity and venture capital funding, which has provided the company with a $21 million valuation. With the newly raised equity the company will focus on continuing to improve the application and software by incorporating new concepts and services. To do this, they will need to hire more employees that are experienced in software design and management. The company will also focus on continuing to market the application to get it into more and more schools across the world.

Skout Does Survey About Colleges

Social media networking and communication app Skout has compiled a list of the top ten most friendliest colleges in the USA. The list was compiled based on data the company researched among users aged 18-24 years old. The main criteria used to determine the friendliest college town in the survey was how frequently users communicated with other new users through its app. Skout analyzed a full year of information to get a complete picture and not just a “monthly” snapshot of a college town.

Here are the results for the top ten most friendliest college towns according to a year’s of research done by Skout. At first place, was Madison, Wisconsin which is famous for its large public university as well as several small other ones. Number two, was surprisingly the metropolis of Los Angeles, California. Taking third place, was the big apple in New York, which came as a surprise as the city is famous for its coldness. Number four and five were Ann Arbor, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois. The inclusion of Chicago at number five was a big surprise as most big cities are not known for being particularity friendly when compared to the smaller college towns.

Towards the bottom of the list came San Francisco, California at number six, followed by Boulder, Colorado and Phoenix, Arizona at number seven and eight. Finishing at number nine, was Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which is well known for its large amount of higher education institutions. Number ten was Dallas, Texas.

Skouts research and surveys also revealed other interesting insights. The city with the most colleges in and around its area in the entire country was Boston, Massachusetts. It finished number twelve in the list of the all time most friendliest college towns. According to Skout the friendliest college age men are found in Boulder, Colorado. The friendliest college age women are in Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles, California was the city that was deemed the most generous. Young adults in that area sent more gifts to each other than many major cities combined.

Skout also asked questions to current and prospective college age students. More than 50% say that making a friend at a university is easier than while being in school. At the same time, over 50% of incoming freshman say they had concerns about being able to make friends when they arrive at campus. The fears of the freshman are allayed by the fact that Skout found almost three quarters of all new students make a close friend within a week of their first semester at college.

Skout is an app that connects people from all over the world and lets them communicate with each other and share photos. It is available as a free download and works on the iOS, Android and windows devices. The app was developed in 2007 and has steadily grown in its user base and capabilities.

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Handy Does The Hard Work During Spring Cleaning

Handy is a home cleaning service which has been on the market for some time now. It’s truly a revolutionary concept. Gone are the unsafe days of searching social media or the phone book for a number of a stranger. Handy has hired all the professionals. Cleaners from all over the nation apply. They submit their references, their background check, and undergo an interview process. Handy certifies that all of its cleaners are safe which is great for those utilizing the app. Handy is also safe when it comes to money. A person is given the price right away so there is not any hassling or questions about how much a cleaning job will be. They have the option to pay right there online.

Handy is a great concept for this time of the year! Many people want to start their spring cleaning so that their homes feel fresh and new. Unfortunately, many people need a little help. Cleaning can be a hard and overwhelming task especially when someone has postponed it for the whole entire year. That’s where the professionals come in. Not only are they trained to clean, they’re also happy to do it.

Spring is a time to make your house feel fresh and new. That’s why many people choose to spring clean at this time. It’s basically a rejuvenation process for your home. Handy takes care of all the hard work like dusting, mopping, and putting things in their correct places. After that’s done, you can take the reign and make your house feel homey. Not dealing with the hard work, frees you up to make your house feel like a home for the spring. It allows you to place flowers throughout the house like tulips and daffodils because those just scream spring.

It doesn’t matter what your situation is, everyone needs help now and then. That’s exactly why Handy is there. The workers for Handy simply want to make your life easier. Not only is it great for you because you get your home clean but it’s great for them because it provides them with work.