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When my three kids started attending school remotely due to the pandemic, I witnessed first hand the challenges that have been brought to the education system.

At a national level, those challenges remain significant. Data from Curriculum Associates found that K-12 students last year learned only 67 percent of the math and 87 percent of the reading they would typically have learned by the fall. The associated learning loss was particularly troubling within schools that predominantly serve students of color; scores in those schools were 59 percent of the historical average in math and 77 percent in reading.

These challenges are the reason why we’ve created Class: to address these issues head on, and provide educators everything they need to facilitate instruction and improve student engagement in the virtual classroom.

This week, during National Teacher Appreciation week, we are proud to announce that Class for Chromebook is now generally available.

In the U.S., Chromebook usage within K-12 schools has grown considerably over the last several years. According to a 2018 study by Futuresource Consulting, Chromebook represented nearly 60 percent of computers purchased for K-12 schools throughout the country. It is for that reason that our team has prioritized the release of a Chromebook version of Class.

The education industry has leapt forward in its use of technology because it had to. Educators and students have done remarkable things to juggle everything that has been thrown at them. They are heroes. 

We are extremely excited and proud to partner with K-12 schools and districts that are putting Class at the center of their academic technology strategy. We know our work will make a difference both now, and for education in the future. 

If you’re an educator reading this and you think Class can improve your virtual classroom setting, please schedule a demo with us.

About Michael
Michael Chasen is the co-founder and CEO of Class. He is an entrepreneur who has dedicated his career to improving the way people live and learn through technology. Chasen also served as co-founder and CEO of Blackboard Inc., a pioneering edtech company with software used by over 20,000 institutions and millions of instructors and learners worldwide.