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Los Angeles students are returning to classrooms this month that will look different and not only because desks will be six feet apart.

Laptops and tablets, which have been students' only connection to their teachers and classmates for the past year, will become prominent in classrooms that for generations have relied on paper and pen.

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Edtech startup Quizizz will build out their Santa Monica offices with a $12.5 million Series A round announced Tuesday.

The platform, which lets teachers make gamified quizzes and interactive lessons spanning subjects from elementary school math to technical education, plans to use the funding boost hiring in the U.S., where a majority of Quizizz users live. The startup says it instantly reviews student submissions, cutting down on the time teachers usually spend grading tests by hand.

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Fresh off Sketchy's recent $30 million Series A fundraise, the study aid company for medical students has brought on former Disney executive Andrew Sugerman to lead the L.A.-based startup into a major expansion that will redefine the company.

The company, backed by former Hollywood executive Peter Chernin's investment firm TCG, has plans to establish an in-house animation studio.

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