Meet the 5 Education Technology Startups From Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Class

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Since 2005, Y Combinator has funded 1,430 companies and nearly 3,500 founders. featured 124 companies from 18 countries—marking the largest class in the accelerator’s history. The company will not take more than $30,000 over the two years.) Both my co-founder and I come from small towns, where we were surrounded by brilliant people who don’t have the opportunities that we enjoyed,” Austin Allred, the company’s co-founder and CEO, tells EdSurge.

Innovative School District Seeks Middle School Science and Social Studies Apps

Digital Promise

Next Generation Science Standards and 2005 Alabama Course of Study: Science. The school district will review submissions and select product(s) that meet their needs and can be up and running in classrooms by March 2.

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Going to School, Running a Startup: When Students Build Their Own Edtech

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Quizlet , the studying tool he built in 2005, is now one of the most widely used education apps, claiming more than 50 million active users in 130 countries who have created over 300 million study sets. At meetings, Nevins is often not addressed when she is sitting next to her co-director.

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Celebrating ConnectED’s Achievements Toward Transforming Education

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Digital Promise and other nonprofit organizations including EveryoneOn and The Learning Accelerator have been working with companies and schools to ensure these programs and offers are making their way into the hands of teachers, students, and families across the country.

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What Universities Can Learn from Udacity’s ‘Gig Economy’ Service

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Called Blitz, the service lets companies propose a project, and then Udacity provides a cost estimate and puts together a team of alumni engineers to complete it. Once the project is finished, companies have the option to hire “Blitzers” full-time. The company offers a money-back guarantee to students who complete its nanodegree programs—bundles of classes in app and web development and engineering. The company defines “job” as full- or part-time and freelance work.)

Carnegie Learning Bets Big on Coding With Acquisition of Globaloria

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Both companies trace their lineage to top-pedigree universities: Carnegie grew out of research on computer-based instructional systems started by Carnegie Mellon researchers. Carnegie Learning spun out as an independent company in 1998. Barry Malkin , a former Apollo executive who made the call to buy the company in 2011, took over as Carnegie’s CEO after its 2015 sale. After it became an independent company in 2014, Harel raised another $3.5

Can a Neuroscience Video Game Treat ADHD?

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On the homepage of the health technology company Akili Interactive , there sits an intriguing line of copy: “Time to Play Your Medicine.” That tagline serves as something of a futuristic mission statement for the Boston-based company, which focuses on bringing brain-training video games to market and is seeking to produce the first FDA-approved game treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Since its founding in 2005, the lab has tested a variety of games.

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Tangled up in debt

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Only a few weeks after getting her cosmetology license in 2005, she was hired at a local Great Clips. Shaw left in 2014, saying the company’s owners looked at students “as dollar signs.”. “I Mr. Becher said the company had sued to “protect the students” from a subpar education.

10 districts that have seen big blended learning success

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As schools and districts try to better meet the needs of students with different learning styles, blended learning programs are becoming increasingly popular. In 2005 the district founded Rio Rancho Cyber Academy, the accredited, diploma-granting school for nearly 170 students in grades 6-12.

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

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Between 2005 and 2017, public schools in the U.S. 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.

Tolerating failing schools in New Orleans — so long as they’re for black kids

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Leave this field empty if you're human: Demands for a radical overhaul of the Orleans Parish school system in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 were predicated on low test scores.

Nearly 750 charter schools are whiter than the nearby district schools

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Lake Oconee Academy was the brainchild of the Reynolds Lake Oconee real estate company. The charter was the creation of a real estate development company that is also the county’s largest employer, Reynolds Lake Oconee. In December of 2006, the school board called a special meeting.

Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – February 2017

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STEMtistic of the Month: A 2005 survey of patent grantees showed that 50 percent of inventions come as a result of “serendipitous” processes – in other words, happy accidents! . Meet the past winners: 2016 – Maanasa Mendu. February 11th is National Inventors Day!

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

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And while the nationwide rate of foster care entrances is not as high as it was at its peak in 2005, many states have seen drastic increases in recent years. On a day-to-day basis, Walker meets with teachers and school leaders who are trying their best to reach traumatized students.

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

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You are meeting the learners in the Manaiakalani education program. 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. In 2005, less than 30 percent passed NCEA 2, the more recent equivalent to School Certificate. Picture yourself arriving at Sommerville School in Tamaki, one of Auckland’s poorest suburbs.

How a Flipped Syllabus, Twitter and YouTube Made This Professor Teacher of the Year

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He has also been named a Master Educator by Course Hero , an education technology company that produced a short film on Boyer. . What other world leaders is Angela Merkel meeting with? 7) World Leader Twitter assignment —Choose to portray one of 200 world leaders during the semester and tweet at least twice a day about what that leader is doing, thinking, feeling, where he or she is, and with whom he or she is meeting.

ACT Launches 10th Grade Pre-ACT Test to Prep Students

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The company that created the ACT college admissions test is launching a new PreACT test intended for 10th graders, and ACT, Inc. They also provide useful information about possible career paths and help inform important high school decisions,” the company said in a release.

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Without local school boards, parents in poor communities lose their vote

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In Highland Park, Michigan, where grass grows knee-high around decaying, long-abandoned schools, the state turned the troubled suburban district over to a private company and shut down the city’s only high school. “As

How one city has been tackling the swelling scourge of brain drain

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It’s a typical day at GSoft, a technology company whose meteoric rise from its founding in 2006 has required a constant supply of workers — and the over-the-top amenities increasingly needed to recruit and keep them.

A Top Proponent of Higher-Ed Disruption Moves to Put His Theories Into Practice

Wired Campus

Horn, a co-founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, stepped down Friday as director of its education program to begin working more directly with companies in the education market. Michael B.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Shares in for-profit higher education companies were up on news of Trump’s election. Via Politico : “Meet Trump’s Cabinet-in-waiting.” ” Via AFR : “ Peter Thiel’s company Palantir Defense could win contracts under Donald Trump.” million repayment the Education Department demanded the for-profit institution make in 2005,” reports Inside Higher Ed. Inside Higher Ed profiles homework help company Course Hero.

How Mindfulness Can Help Teachers and Students Manage Challenging Situations

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Norton & Company. Let’s imagine that this is the moment a parent challenges you in a meeting or the moment you learn that a colleague was diagnosed with a serious illness. meeting confrontation. Oliva & Piqueras, 2016; Simons & Gaher, 2005).

Is Meaning Lost When Data Is Exported? Why Reasoning Mind Takes a 'Wait And See' Approach

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It allows companies to pay employees via direct deposit, and for you to pay others via mobile apps or online banking services. Over the next month, the EdSurge Research team will be profiling companies about how they think, plan, and guide their product development process to address these needs. The nonprofit has been researching and iterating its math methodology since 2000, and its products have been used in classrooms since 2005.

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Can all students succeed at science and technology high schools?

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When Lou Allen started the Science and Technology Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut in 2005, he didn’t woo the state’s top students. Students study the human body on skeletons, using clay to make organs. Photo: Kathleen Lucadamo. NEW LONDON, Conn.

Education Technology and the 'New' For-Profit Higher Education

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Court filings from the fraud trial did provide some insights into how Trump University operated – high-pressure sales tactics detailed in the the company’s “ playbooks ” that revealed how Trump University employees sold its course packages – these cost up to $35,000 – targeting vulnerable populations in particular and feeding on their socioeconomic anxieties. million from the company between 2010 and 2015 before he stepped down from his role there.

The Politics of Education Technology

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“ Facebook Is Not a Technology Company ,” media studies professor Ian Bogost also wrote in August. If that’s what “technology” means, then every company is in the technology business – a useless distinction. …There are companies that are firmly planted in the computing sector. The most interesting thing about companies like Alphabet, Amazon, and Facebook is that they are not (computing) technology companies.

The History of the Future of E-rate

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While much of the speculation about the future of education technology under President Trump has been focused on the new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos ( her investment in various ed-tech companies , her support for vouchers and charter schools), it’s probably worth remembering that the Department of Education is hardly the only agency that shapes education and education technology policy.

Interview with Terry Anderson

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Being an Academic has allowed me to travel widely, to meet some very interesting people and to set my own research agenda. Unlike most research centres, even those at Open Universities, at Athabasca our faculty work from home offices and we may never meet our graduate students face-to-face.

Twenty Tips for Success for New Teachers #ntchat

Teaching With Soul

You also might want to visit Weebly or Google sites to get a feel for what meets your style. The power of an online community is that you can probably find someone else who’d like some company. Thomas Wayne from Batman Begins (2005). (Me and my pre-service teachers.).

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Not all towns are created equal, digitally

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At least one Duke University study suggested that the arrival of broadband service in North Carolina between 2000 and 2005 correlated with a small, but significant dip in reading and math scores for elementary school students.

Truth, truthiness, triangulation and the librarian way: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world

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content farm or content mill : a company that employs a staff of freelance writers to create content designed to satisfy search engine retrieval algorithms with the goal of attracting views and advertising revenue. Meet CORA (the Community of Online Research Assignments).

Education Technology and the Promise of 'Free' and 'Open'

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Remember in 2012 when Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller said in her TED Talk that her company’s goal was to “take the best courses from the best instructors at the best universities and provide it to everyone around the world for free”? Google)’s biotech company, Calico. And today most MOOC companies have pivoted away from that to offer corporate training , professional development , and job placement services instead.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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After much speculation – and meetings from those the media described as “potential candidates,” including Michelle Rhee (who visited the President-Elect with husband, “accused sexual abuser Kevin Johnson ,” as Deadspin put it , in tow) – Donald Trump has made his pick for Secretary of Education: Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos. The company offers online degrees in Africa. Google has acquired Quiklabs , a tech training company.

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

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In 2005, the nation’s governors signed a bipartisan compact agreeing to use the same formula to calculate how many of their students earned diplomas.

Twenty Tips for Success for New Teachers #ntchat

Teaching With Soul

You also might want to visit Weebly or Google sites to get a feel for what meets your style. The power of an online community is that you can probably find someone else who’d like some company. Thomas Wayne from Batman Begins (2005). (Me and my pre-service teachers.).

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A traditional model of organizational knowledge creation

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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. 2005). 2005). 2005). When absorptive capacity meets institutions and (e)learners: Adopting, diffusing and exploiting e-learning in organizations. 2005).