Meet the Platform That ‘Gets to Know You’—and Cuts Test Prep Time in Half

Edsurge

His efforts paid off: he boosted his SAT score by more than 350 points and landed a spot in Yale’s class of 2006. In the year since it launched, the platform has cut in half the time students have to study to obtain the same results, according to company metrics.

Meet the Platform That 'Gets to Know You'—and Cuts Test Prep Time in Half

Edsurge

His efforts paid off: he boosted his SAT score by more than 350 points and landed a spot in Yale’s class of 2006. In the year since it launched, the platform has cut in half the time students have to study to obtain the same results, according to company metrics.

5 Lies I Used to Believe About Teaching But I Don’t Anymore

The CoolCatTeacher

The first big project was the Flat Classroom Project, which went on to win ISTE’s award in 2006 for the best online learning project, that I co-created with Julie Lindsey, who at the time had been in Bangladesh. ” This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Innovators Worth Watching: One Medical

The Christensen Institute

Its failure to meet consumer demands creates an additional barrier for people to engage with our healthcare system, at a time when chronic diseases are at an all-time high. One Medical also partners with companies to offer its services as a medical benefit.

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New York Startup Coursedog Gets Seed Funding to Tackle Class Scheduling

Edsurge

Scheduling isn’t for the faint of heart, as anyone who’s tried to find a time and room for a team meeting well knows. That’s a tall order for any organization—and especially for a small company like Coursedog , which claims its scheduling software can help colleges and universities.

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Why Teachers Need to Keep Going Even When It’s Hard

The CoolCatTeacher

Not the black of mourning, but the formal black of a musician of a prestigious opera company. Smailovic rose from his seat and walked down the aisle as Ma left the stage to meet him. Adapted and updated from Cellist of the Schoolyard written in 2006, coolcatteacher.com – [link].

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.

LIVE: Access All Of Your Files On All Of Your Devices Using @Microsoft_EDU OneNote | @MSOneNote

TeacherCast

One of my favorite moments at ISTE 2015 came while interviewing the OneNote team and I had the opportunity to meet the guys who actually CREATE Microsoft OneNote. It is also one of the world’s most valuable companies. Jennifer began her instructional career in 2006.

Carnegie Learning Bets Big on Coding With Acquisition of Globaloria

Edsurge

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

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

Edsurge

Although the pessimists correctly observe that many questionable edtech startups have been over-funded and over-hyped these past few years (and some of the biggest are likely to crash to Earth in the near future), it’s simultaneously true that the next decade is likely to see the birth and growth of some of the most transformative education companies of this century. education technology companies each year for the past three years.

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Chinese “parachute kids” tackle U.S. schools on their own

The Hechinger Report

The number of Chinese students on F-1 visas in public K-12 rose from six students in 2006 to 1,008 students in 2016, according to the Student Exchange Visitor Program, a unit of the Department of Homeland Security. It led me to ‘OK, where are these companies coming from?

Colleges are using big data to track students in an effort to boost graduation rates, but it comes at a cost

The Hechinger Report

In meetings with his academic adviser during the second semester of his freshman year, Robinson said he learned that though his GPA was solid, the school’s computer algorithm saw trouble. Companies saw a business opening to soak up these foundation grants.

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College Prep: The Often Winding Road for Parents, Students and High Schools

EdNews Daily

Meet the career and college-planning app, Schoold.co. In 2006 National-Louis University asked me to build, launch and manage the first graduate advising program in the history of the institution. By Robyn D. Shulman.

As students return to college, a basic question persists: What are they learning?

The Hechinger Report

The National Survey of Student Engagement , or NSSE (pronounced “Nessie”), which McCormick now runs, was conceived in 2000 to track the ways students spend their time in college, including how and how much they study, meet with faculty and participate in class discussions.

How CA Group Builds Strategic Partnerships that Support School Transformation

Edsurge

For the large scale systemic work, the company typically takes a cohort of schools through a variety of workshops to support redesign on a larger scale. She initially founded CA Group in 2006, then went on to serve as the Chief Operating Officer of Rocketship Education , and program officer at the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation. Sometimes the company works in a particular region to manage a large-scale systemic change across multiple districts and charter networks.

Nearly 750 charter schools are whiter than the nearby district schools

The Hechinger Report

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.

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

The Hechinger Report

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 new challenge for colleges: opioid-addicted students

The Hechinger Report

That’s almost double the number of young people who died of opioid overdoses in 2006. But the inside has been renovated to include that lounge, where students gather for sober social events and group study sessions, and an office where they can meet with Keith Murphy, the recovery counselor.

Repost: How I coined the term ‘open source’

iterating toward openness

Of course, there are a number of accounts of the coining of the term, for example by Eric Raymond and Richard Stallman, yet this is mine, written on January 2, 2006. Meetings on computer security. In late 1997, weekly meetings were being held at Foresight Institute to discuss computer security. At these meetings, we discussed the need for a new term due to the confusion factor. The key meeting. Every week, it seemed, a new company announced plans to participate.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

I wrote “an explainer” of sorts on Thiel and his politics, and I listed the education companies that he’s invested in. Have any ed-tech companies, particularly those funded by Thiel or Zuckerberg or Y Combinator, spoken out about this? Presidential Campaign Politics.

Pixar In A Box Teaches Math Through Real Animation Challenges

MindShift

To do this he developed an algorithm using weighted averages that won him a Scientific and Technical Academy Award in 2006. Students liked meeting real Pixar employees and getting a sense of who they are and where they work.

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

The Hechinger Report

A December state audit found the annual average total cost of attendance grew 77 percent between 2006 and 2015, from $8,361 to $14,791, including mandatory fees and room and board.

Sir Ken Robinson’s Next Act: You Are the System and You Can Change Education

Edsurge

In his 2006 TED Talk —still the most-watched of all time—he claimed that “we are educating people out of their creative capacities” and charged the current education system with being too rigid in adhering to traditional academic subjects. There’s a fine line in all relationships to strike between satisfying the interests of the various parties and working together to meet them all. and testing companies have put a big emphasis on improving these standings to not much success.

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After Net Neutrality, Experts Expect Changes to FCC’s E-Rate

Edsurge

The Universal Service Funds refer to the telecom fees collected by USAC, the Universal Service Administrative Company, that pay for E-Rate. Overall, broadband costs in Rawson’s home state of Mississippi have dropped from $50 per megabit in 2006 to $.50 In the meantime, “the E-Rate program must continue meeting the demands of the schools and libraries regardless of the IT changes they may be implementing.

I've Written My Representatives; Have You? #TxEdBudget #SaveTxSchools

EdTechSandyK

Source: [link] Texas public schools and the educators they employ have made concerted efforts toward meeting the high goals demanded by the citizens of Texas and our federal government. This is how families and companies balance their budgets.

Microsoft Exec. Challenges Publishers to Change, as Students’ Use of Technology Shifts

Marketplace K-12

” In his role, Salcito meets with education leaders around the world, and when the pace of change comes up, he hears a common refrain. The company acquired the popular game earlier this year.

The History of the Future of E-rate

Hack Education

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. A $21 million settlement paid by NEC in 2006 for price-fixing.

Georgia program for children with disabilities: ‘Separate and unequal’ education?

The Hechinger Report

ATLANTA — Brent Agnew remembers feeling a sense of relief when he left the meeting called to discuss his 6-year-old son Caleb’s anxiety attacks. One parent at a public meeting said that a police officer had told her that her son “would get better services in jail” than at her local school.

A hidden, public internet asset that could get more kids online for learning

The Hechinger Report

A 2015 Pew Research Center report revealed that the disconnected included 5 million households with school-aged children, who either couldn’t afford home broadband or lived in rural areas avoided by for-profit internet companies.

Needing students, Appalachian colleges reach out to fast-growing Hispanic population

The Hechinger Report

He seemed like somebody I’d like to meet.”. One of the draws for Hispanic families is Monterey Mushrooms, a national company with farms about 10 miles southwest down I-75 from the school. They made an appointment to meet with Sellers and others. Maria Cantu (l.)

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

Hack Education

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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The anonymous town that was the model of desegregation in the Civil Rights era

The Hechinger Report

In fact, a 2006 re-analysis of the original data, using more sophisticated statistical techniques, found that schools with concentrated levels of black and poor students do even more harm to black students’ achievement than Coleman originally conceived.

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Announcing Speakers Plus Bonus Downloads for "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Prior to joining the School as Director, she worked in the Silicon Valley for more than a decade at major technology companies: Hewlett Packard and Microsoft. Prior to joining the City of Boston in 2006, Nigel worked for and launched a series of technology start-ups in the Boston area.

Final Speakers List + Registration for October 6th "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Prior to joining the School as Director, she worked in the Silicon Valley for more than a decade at major technology companies: Hewlett Packard and Microsoft. Prior to joining the City of Boston in 2006, Nigel worked for and launched a series of technology start-ups in the Boston area.

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.