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Tutoring startup Toot launches into twin policy storms around education and immigration

Earlier this week, as President Donald Trump was readying his second attempt to block immigrants from predominantly Muslim countries, two entrepreneurs a refugee from Iran and the daughter of an Iranian immigrant, were laying the groundwork for the launch of their business aiming to transform educational access. The dichotomy between the founders of Toot, who are trying to expand access to tutoring via simple text messaging a service that could potentially help students around the globe and the anti-immigration ideology of the current administration could not be starker.
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Tenka Labs raises $2.1 million to turn LEGO blocks into kids’ engineering projects

Nate MacDonald andJohn Schuster spent more than a decade in schools looking to teach students some basic principles of circuitry and engineering but realized that just giving them a battery and a motor and saying go wasnt enough. So the two have started Tenka Labs, a new company that designs small blocks that operate as parts of circuits that they can connect to LEGO bricks.
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