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Start-ups focus on creating tools for teachers

Web entrepreneurs, many of them in Mass., try to ease way for educators

Molly Levitt thought the only thing she would ever be was a teacher. But soon after taking charge of her first classroom in 2010, she became frustrated with the bureaucracy, the paperwork, the “structural things” that kept Levitt from her students.

So she started tinkering, building a website that lets teachers more easily monitor student progress, giving them more time for teaching.

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