When Y Combinator ed tech startup Clever launched in June, the startup accelerator’s co-founder Paul Graham challenged the group to reach 40 schools by Demo Day. But when the company takes the stage to present its service with the rest of the startups graduating today, it won’t be announcing that it’s reached 40, or 400 schools, but 1,000.
The startup, which has been called a ‘Twilio for education,’ could play a key role in ushering innovation into the classroom by making it easier for education-focused developers to access student data stored in legacy Student Information Systems (SISes).
As I wrote last week in a story about LearnSprout, another quickly growing San Francisco startup tackling the same issue, data integration is a major headache for schools and developers. Accessing student data — from attendance records to grades to addresses — can currently be a weeks-long, labor-intensive, error-prone process that discourages…
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