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Classroom Connect  Acquired by Harcourt Education Group (2001)

3675 Mt Diablo Boulevard, Suite 110
Lafayette, CA 94549
(925) 407-1020
Website Company Summary Management Team

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Tom Cullen (MediaOne Ventures);  Joan Fenwick (AT&T Learning);  Peter Grunwald (Grunwald Associates);  Mary Kohl (Kindergarten teacher);  Linda Roberts (Fed Dept of Education);  Dan Russell (Intel);  Colleen Wilcox (Santa Clara County Supervisor)
Advisory board: Jenelle Leonard (Dept Education)
Former outside board: Bob Ackerman (AllegisCyber Founding Managing Director)

Business description: Classroom Connect is an award-winning provider of professional development programs and online instructional materials for K-12 education. The company is devoted to helping teachers become better teachers by engaging them in their own learning and inspiring positive change in the classroom. Headquartered in Brisbane, CA, Classroom Connect is part of Harcourt Education, a global education provider serving students and teachers in PreK through grade 12, adult learners, and readers of all ages. The Harcourt Education companies are Harcourt School Publishers, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Harcourt Supplemental Publishers (including the Rigby and Steck-Vaughn imprints), Harcourt Assessment, The Psychological Corporation, Classroom Connect, Harcourt Canada, Harcourt Religion Publishers, and Harcourt Trade Publishers.
Partners include: Adobe Systems;  Align to Achieve;  American Museum of Natural History;;  Columbus Public Schools;  Discovery School Channel;;  Ephylon;  McRel;  Tech4Learning

Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings:    May 2001
Capital raised: 81.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Harcourt Education Group (2001)
VCs include: AllegisCyberBrentwood Venture CapitalDCM Ventures;  Hillman Ventures;  Spire Capital Partners
Corporate investors: Intel Capital;  Media One

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Record updated: Dec 2009
Sector: Internet
Year Founded: 1994
Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings:    May 2001
Capital Raised: 81.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Harcourt Education Group (2001)