After opening a school for grades 6-12 in San Francisco and working with schools across the country, Emote Founder & CEO Julian Golder was repeatedly reminded of the crippling national reality that 70 percent of students don’t get the whole-child support they need. Without this foundation, schools lose $9B annually and continue to struggle with the persistent achievement gap. In 2015, Julian assembled a team of technology and education innovators — including district leaders, child psychologists, and tech experts from Google and Facebook — to build Emote. Emote empowers staff to catch problems as soon as they start. With Emote, staff monitor school climate and student social-emotional health in real-time, offering support to students within hours of their need, rather than months. Emote’s reporting shows real-time trends, giving schools the results-driven data to identify root cause, personalize interventions, and evaluate impact from whole-child to whole-school. Emote has won awards and backing from multiple accelerators including Y Combinator and Imagine K12, and is now serving over 120,000 students across five countries and 19 states.
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