CatchOn Joins the Education Networks of America Family of Companies


JUNE 26, 2018 In a move that enhances its mission of supporting education institutions and libraries, Education Networks of America ® (ENA) today announced that Dallas-based education technology company CatchOn, Inc has joined the ENA family of companies. NASHVILLE, TENN.

Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy


But when it comes to demonstrating that products “work,” too many companies fall back on testimonials. In fact, we’d argue that the best way to ramp and grow a company is to create a compelling portfolio of efficacy. A logic-model literally captures the DNA of a company.

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Helping Teachers Reach Every Student

EdNews Daily

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of profiles about the men and women who are creating today’s EdTech companies. Smith assumed his role at Reading Horizons in October 2001 and since has overseen steady sales growth and a multitude of improvements to their line of products.

Higher education in India is moving ahead on the global stage.

Linways Technologies

India has seen a massive expansion in the higher education sector – an almost four-fold increase in enrolments and institutions since 2001. Between 1996 and 2001, India and China had similar GERs.

Not enough students have mentors, and we must change that

The Hechinger Report

Startups and established tech companies are providing a crash course in entrepreneurship, sending engineers and designers into public schools to mentor students. Schools and businesses can meet halfway to close the mentorship gap. But not enough companies provide these opportunities.

How ‘Learning Engineering’ Hopes to Speed Up Education


Herbert Simon, a pioneer in artificial intelligence and learning engineering who died in 2001, is immersed in his office at Carnegie Mellon University. Newkirk calls his company Acuitus , in hopes of encouraging sharpness of thought.

How to reorientate education from knowledge acquisition to knowledge & skill mastery


If companies don’t even ask for test scores & GPAs from candidates anymore, then why is our whole education system measured by the success in examinations still? These motivators, however, fuel the memorization of facts knowledge rather the than mastery of knowledge and skills, as students are not usually inspired to learn through engaging with the content, but through meeting short-term goals to earn a reward. Waterman, Schwartz, Goldbacher, Green, Miller, Philip, 2001 ).

Teachers of the world, unite. You have nothing to lose but your pain!

The Hechinger Report

The Title I program identifies what fiscal resources schools need, but Congress hasn’t allocated enough resources to meet those needs. Striking Tacoma Teachers walk a picket line, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in front of Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Wash.

REINVENTING.SCHOOL Thursday with Howard Blumenthal - "What About My Job at School?" #reinventingschool #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

She was appointed by the Clinton administration’s Secretary of Education Richard Riley in 1997 and reappointed by him in 2001. These are annual meetings for ministers of education and government policymakers.

Give Students the Tools and Skills They Need for Media Literacy

This criteria should serve as a model for students so that when they see something that doesn’t meet it, they can spot the difference. Media literacy is more important today than ever.

Rangatiratanga: How Tapping Into New Zealand’s Indigenous Concepts Sparked New Educational Gains


You are meeting the learners in the Manaiakalani education program. Finally in 2001, the school leadership and the parents jointly engaged in a painful analysis that lead to a profound conclusion: If we don’t change, the results won’t change. Manaiakalani Digital Teaching Academy teachers meet for their training day. The fund provided confidence to the financing company in case parents defaulted on their payments.

The opioid crisis took their parents, now foster kids left behind are being failed again

The Hechinger Report

Indiana’s foster care intake has more than doubled since 2001 , the sharpest increase in the nation. That’s the thing that shocked me more than anything,” said O’Brien, who is now retired after decades working at Eli Lilly and Company, the pharmaceutical company.

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A traditional model of organizational knowledge creation

Connecting 2 the World

This has implications for agency and ownership as knowledge that is created by and for the organization may be perceived as being owned by the organization (Ende & Lungsford, 2001). For example, a graduate with an associate’s degree in accounting may be competent for recording inventory, but not creating a company’s tax return. Through group filtering and curating, documents become a record of the group’s content knowledge or shared cognition (Cannon-Bower & Salas, 2001).

We Are Strong: The United States After September 11th


Bush, Address to the Nation , September 11, 2001 Ten years after the words above were first spoken, they have been proven true over and over again in large and small ways. Our willingness to meet the needs of strangers in dire circumstances makes us strong.

A Billionaire Benefactor, a Disputed Ballot Issue and a Community College Turnaround


Things changed in 2001, when then-president Carl Nelson died unexpectedly, leaving the campus and its leadership in shock. Before Perot built his fortune through his information-technology company, Electronic Data Systems, and long before he ran for president as a third-party candidate in 1992, Perot was a student at Texarkana College. This is the first part of a three-part series looking at how one college in Texas staged a turnaround.

DEBT WITHOUT DEGREE: Gaps in financial aid, funding contribute to growing number of Georgians with college loans and no college degree

The Hechinger Report

State spending on the University System of Georgia fell from more than $15,000 per student in 2001 to about $6,000 during the recession, adjusted for inflation, and has only climbed back to about $8,000, Suggs’ analyses found. “I

How a Sword and Sorcery Camp Uses Immersive Role Play to Teach STEAM


A yellow school bus unloads a group of eager young campers, ready to meet their counselors and settle in for some summer camp fun. Guard Up opened a full-time facility in Burlington, Massachusetts, in 2001. The scene is right out of a survival horror movie.


Why ‘Black Box’ Software Isn’t Ready to Teach College


Specifically she worries that some companies have made their products a “black box” that professors and researchers can’t understand or control. Thille, an assistant professor of education at Stanford University's Graduate School of Education who previously worked in the private sector, stresses that she’s not against software companies. That was way back in 2001.

Veterans continue to battle for their military training to count as college credit

The Hechinger Report

Employers are beginning to realize the value of having veterans in their companies,” said Danny Eakins, education, employment, and policy administrator for the Ohio Department of Veterans Services and himself an Army combat veteran who served in Iraq. “We Photo: U.S. Military Academy.

It all started in a German castle: How wilderness programs shape some urban schools

The Hechinger Report

After World War II broke out, Lawrence Holt, the father of one of Hahn’s students and a partner in a shipping company, noticed that many young sailors were dying after their ships were torpedoed, while older seamen were able to hang on.

NCLB’s legacy: As the ESSA era begins, have policymakers, educators learned from the past?

The Hechinger Report

Passed in 2001, the No Child Left Behind Act was the centerpiece of President George W. Billions of public dollars flowed to private companies, including some operations of questionable quality, set up specifically to take advantage of the federal windfall.

Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

DIRECTIONS: Step 1: Join us at the online meeting room on Zoom ([link] Step 2: We are going to play a Kahoot game to learn some things about Amazon. The moderators of this session represent communities that have been meeting and collaborating online for well over a decade now.

Want to help public education thrive in 2017? Support The Hechinger Report!

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If public education is ever going to meet the needs of low-income students, ideas for change must get beyond the constant war of words fueled by advocacy journalism, partisan blogging and fake news.

We must increase our efforts to protect students from ‘predatory colleges’

The Hechinger Report

Jennifer dreamt of becoming a victim’s advocate after she lost her daughter to violence in 2001. After graduating summa cum laude and amassing over $40,000 in loan debt, Jennifer discovered her degree did not meet the qualifications for a job at a Florida police department.

Why What We Are Teaching Is Wrong and What We Should Do About It

Fractus Learning

Without further ado, I am going to share the five main answers that my students came up with between 2001 and now to the question “ What is wrong with the curriculum in your school? ”. I went to his company when I was a kid and he let me drive the forklift.

Live and Interactive with Roger Schank on "Our Broken Education System"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He is CEO of Socratic Arts , a company whose goal is to design and implement learning-by-doing, story-centered curricula in schools, universities, and corporations. In order to get computers to learn, Schank realized, they would have to have expectations and they would have to know when new events failed to meet those expectations. For the EPA this meant running a public meeting and dealing with an angry populace.

Hundreds of thousands of people could lose their legal status. One hopes to graduate with his college degree first

The Hechinger Report

He had an internship at the tech and manufacturing company 3M. Then in 2001, two huge earthquakes shook El Salvador, and then-President George W. Every administration, Republican and Democrat, has kept TPS going for Salvadorans since 2001. Jose is unphased by the cold.

Why a Texas school district is helping immigrants facing deportation

The Hechinger Report

After the raid, the company dropped the second shift due to the shortage of workers, so Danny spends more time helping his siblings with their homework or driving them to and from school and activities. Abby Rubio, 16, warms up with her teammates before a cross country meet in Bonham, Texas.

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In charter-school oversight, as in foreign affairs: Trust, but verify

The Hechinger Report

Eight board members are currently CEOs, seven have founded non-profits, and 11 have founded companies. President-Elect Donald J. Trump listens as Betsy DeVos speaks at a “USA Thank You Tour 2016” event at the DeltaPlex in Grand Rapids, Mi. on Friday, Dec. 09, 2016.

Education Technology, Betsy DeVos, and the Innovation Gospel

Hack Education

Wayne Johnson , the head of a student loan refinancing company, was chosen to run the department’s student loan division; Robert Eitel , a former executive at the for-profit Bridgepoint Education, was pegged as senior counselor to the secretary; and Stanley Buchesky , a venture capitalist with The EdTechFund, was selected as the department’s interim CFO, for example. Theranos, the troubled blood-testing company. The for-profit college company Sextant Education.

Teaching from Home and Still Making a Difference: Meet Katharine from 51Talk

EdNews Daily

Upon completion I was offered a job teaching English to business managers at an international company and worked there for a few months before being offered a job teaching children and young adults. Katharine, can you please tell us a little bit about your background?

Passionate About Second Language Acquisition: Meet Inkeri, English Teacher at 51Talk

EdNews Daily

The company’s mission is to make quality education accessible and affordable, and through an online platform. After completing undergraduate school in 2001, I began my teaching career as a substitute teacher at various Oregon districts.