“Never let a good crisis go to waste,” so the saying goes. The education industry didn’t. In fact, many capitalized on it in 2020.
School closures have forced people to not only rely more on digital tools in the short term, but also reimagine what education can be once it’s safe to return. If anything, the disruption to daily lives only accelerated interest from entrepreneurs and investors in shaping what that future will look like. Many are betting—literally—that it won’t be business as usual.
Here’s a recap of the biggest and most popular U.S. edtech business stories of 2020.