InsideTrack CEO, Alan Tripp, Presenting at Education Innovation Summit on How College Student Coaching Cost-effectively Increases Graduation Rates by 10-15%

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InsideTrack, the nation’s premier provider of student coaching services, has been selected to present at the Education Innovation Summit hosted by Arizona State University and NeXt Advisors, which provides merger and advisory and private placement services for companies in the education sector. The Summit will take place April 5 – 7, 2011, at SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center. Alan Tripp, InsideTrack Founder and CEO, will discuss how college student coaching cost-effectively increases graduation rates by 10 to 15 percent.

A recent Stanford University study proves that one-on-one coaching can cost-effectively increase retention and graduation rates by 10 to 15 percent, said Alan Tripp, InsideTrack Founder and CEO.

InsideTrack, the nation’s premier provider of student coaching services, has been selected to present at the Education Innovation Summit hosted by Arizona State University and NeXt Advisors, which provides merger and advisory and private placement services for companies in the education sector. The Summit will take place April 5 – 7, 2011, at SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center. Alan Tripp, InsideTrack Founder and CEO, will discuss how college student coaching cost-effectively increases graduation rates by 10 to 15 percent.

“We don’t need a major overhaul of our educational system or a huge increase in spending to create more graduates and achieve our national goals,” said Alan Tripp, InsideTrack’s CEO. “A recent Stanford University study proves that one-on-one coaching can cost-effectively increase retention and graduation rates by 10 to 15 percent.”

Information about the Stanford University study, “The Effects of Student Coaching: An Evaluation of a Randomized Experiment in Student Advising,” can be found at http://ed.stanford.edu/spotlight/stanford-study-shows-college-student-coaching-improves-retention-and-graduation-rates.

Eleven of the 55 companies that presented at the 2010 Education Innovation Summit have since gone on to receive a cumulative $110 million in significant investments, representing nearly half of the total investment in education innovation companies during that time span. Five companies were acquired or merged and 10 announced major partnerships.

Up to 450 invitation-only attendees are expected, including representatives from more than 85 of the world’s most innovative education companies and more than 50 investors.

Confirmed speakers for the 2011 Summit include: Joel Klein of NewsCorp, Chris Whittle of Avenues: The World School, Stacey Childress from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Susan Patrick of iNACOL, Julie Young of Florida Virtual School, Richard Barth of KIPP, Craig Barrett of Intel, Bob Grady State of New Jersey Investment Fund, Steve Arnold of the George Lucas Educational Foundation, and Joel Rose of School of One.

Credentialed media looking to attend the Summit may contact Derek Sarley at derek(dot)sarley(at)asu(dot)edu.

About InsideTrack, Inc.
InsideTrack is the nation’s premier provider of student coaching services. Our mission is to improve student engagement, persistence, and success. InsideTrack has coached more than 250,000 students at more than 50 campuses nationally. Our clients include Penn State University, University of Dayton, Florida State University, and Chapman University. To learn more about InsideTrack, please visit: http://www.insidetrack.com.

About the Education Innovation Network
The Education Innovation Network launched at Arizona State University last spring to connect needs – such as funding, research or product development – with expertise to more quickly bring new learning solutions to scale. The Network links companies working to improve education, ASU’s intellectual assets, educational K-20 systems in Greater Phoenix, and investors of all types – philanthropic, angel, venture capital and large-scale acquirers.

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