When Dan, Rafael, and I founded Clever 5 years ago, we never imagined that one day we’d help students access software before they learned to type. Or that we’d partner with the White House to give millions of Title I students access to free books. And we definitely never imagined that one day, over half […]
The people who work at Clever have a passion for improving education and the know-how to make their vision for the future of education a reality. Our mission unifies individuals from myriad backgrounds into the team behind the platform that powers the classrooms of tomorrow.
So— who is Clever? We interviewed a cross-section of the team to find out.
While the goal of education technology is to improve the classroom experience, in so many cases, software is purchased without ever being tested in the classroom. Teachers are frustrated as technology is ‘pushed’ onto them. The result: teachers and students don’t use what was bought and the dollars wind up wasted. Today, Clever announced a better way.
As powerful as the Clever solution is, we know that district needs are complex and varied. Districts today export CSV files from their Student Information System (SIS) for Clever-based smart data integration as well as for a number of other purposes. And we’ve heard from some districts that they’d like to standardize on OneRoster as their single CSV export, whether it’s for Clever or otherwise. Since we’re always looking to make districts’ lives easier, we’re doing the obvious thing.
Ever wondered what it would be like to interview at Clever? We know interviewing can be time-consuming and pretty scary. We’ve tried to think of potential pain points before a candidate walks in our front door, so we can get right down to building a relationship.
A year ago, Clever was a 40-person team working with 31,000 K-12 schools. There were about 100 learning apps on the Clever platform then. Fast-forward to today, and Clever is 100-people strong! Now we’re helping 50,000 schools (more than a third of the K-12 schools in the country) connect with more than 200 of the best learning apps around.
As I type ‘Silicon Valley diversity…’ into a Google search bar, guess which word the search engine suggests next? ‘Problem.’ But what about diversity solutions? That word doesn’t come up as a suggestion at all – and comes up less than it should offline as well. That’s why Clever is so proud to announce our support – and commitment – to a great step in the right direction.