Panorama Education, a Boston, MA-based edtech company, raised $16M in Series B funding.
The round was led by Emerson Collective, with participation from Spark Capital, Owl Ventures, SoftTechVC, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) DAF.
The company intends to use the funds to expand adoption of its tools for understanding and improving central aspects of student success to more districts.
Founded in 2012 by Aaron Feuer, CEO, Panorama Education provides school districts and schools with a tech platform to develop students’ social and emotional skills, promote family engagement with school, and increase college readiness. The company’s solutions enable schools to better understand their students’ growth mindset, social awareness, self-management, and other social-emotional learning domains through research-backed surveys. Many schools and districts use Panorama to analyze school climate and social-emotional learning for diverse student populations, including racial and ethnic groups, foster youth, and homeless youth.
Teachers, counselors, and principals use Panorama’s Playbook, guided by their social-emotional learning data, to find strategies and resources to develop their students’ skills and improve classroom and school climate. In addition to offering strategies from master teachers, Playbook provides resources from trusted organizations and curriculum providers, including Second Step, Transforming Education, and Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The new tool, Panorama Student Success, combines academic, attendance, behavior, and social-emotional learning data to provide a holistic picture of each student. Schools use Success to identify whether students are on track to graduate, to monitor the progress of students receiving special services, and to coordinate data-informed actions to support every student.
The platform is used by 400 school systems across the country including the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), Dallas Independent School District (Tex.), San Francisco Unified School District (Calif.), and Long Beach Unified School District (Calif.).