Ashley Roberts

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Google Challenges Apple’s Dominance In Schools With Google Play For Education, Now Shipping

Google is no longer the best-kept secret in education — that is, if Google’s presence in any market is ever “a secret.” Over the last year or so, the search giant has been quietly expanding its footprint in education and is moving quickly to capture a greater share of the K-12 market.<p>Thanks to …

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How Online Education Fuels Entrepreneurship

Today, there’s not much we can’t access online. But one area has fallen short in terms of the breadth and depth of online access: high quality education. Thankfully, that may be about to change thanks to the initiatives of 2U, a company that aims to revolutionize higher education by developing the …

The charter-school lie: Market-based education gambles with our children

<b>(Lightspring via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>New proof that vouchers and charter schools don’t reform education, just subject it to the whims of businessmen<p>Jeff Bryant<p>November 4, 2013 12:45pm (UTC)<p>Just 10 days into a new academic year, classes were abruptly over at one North Carolina charter school this …

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Blended Learning

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In The Best Interest Of Students: Blended Learning In Newark Charter Schools

<i>Julia Freeland, a research fellow at the Christensen Institute, and I coauthored this piece.</i><p>For a number of years, educators in both district and charter settings around the country have been leveraging advances in online-learning technologies to move toward blended-learning environments in their …

19 Top Ideas for Education in Drive by Daniel Pink

Drive the Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us. 2009. by Daniel Pink <br>I finally finished <i>Drive</i>, by Daniel Pink. Since I had read so many reviews …

Hybrid education startup K2 Learning raises $1.3 mln in angel funding

K2 Learning Resources (India) Pvt Ltd, a hybrid (online + offline) education startup, has raised Rs 8 crore in angel funding from Radheshyam Agarwal, founder and director of Calcutta Tube India, in his personal capacity. This is the first funding for the startup and it will primarily be utilised …

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Helping Low-Income Private Schools Improve Quality of Education

Kashf Foundation's clients predominantly use the capital they access from Kashf to generate income, accumulate savings and create assets with the overarching desire to mitigate risks. In other words, low-income households and especially women use income from loans to create and develop social, …

Teach For America

Katrina Turner<p>(New Mexico ')<p>Manager, Teacher Leadership Development<p>Teach For America<p>Andrew Fuller<p>(Metro Atlanta ')<p>Assistant Principal<p>Changemakers …

How To Fix Education: Flip It Upside Down?

<i>Meet one young founder who’s attracted big money from VCs by trying to turn the traditional classroom on its head.</i><p>Nearly everyone agrees the online education is going to be huge, but ask what exactly that means in practice and how that will impact students, and the bickering begins. Except about …

University develops curriculum inspired by Pakistani teen education champion shot by Taliban

The 16-year-old Pakistani teen targeted for a Taliban assassination because she championed education for girls has inspired the development of a school curriculum encouraging advocacy.<p>George Washington University announced Monday that faculty members are creating multimedia curriculum tools to …

When Johnny can't read — Modern technology and new approaches help kids with dyslexia

When Nathan Eberting finished fourth grade last spring, he received thrilling news. He was reading at grade level, something that seemed impossible a …

Center for Engineering Innovation turns ideas into products

SALT LAKE CITY — A new center is helping companies turn their ideas into products by providing pay-as-you-go engineering services.<p>The Center for …

Veterans are flocking to college as wars wind down

TOLEDO, Ohio — Adam Fisher isn't your typical college freshman.<p>At 25, he's older than most of his classmates. He's married, too. And while most of …

Business and education leaders urge STEM education

It's the stuff that things are made with -- all kinds of things.<p>And without science, technology, engineering and math, we would not have much of what …

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Flipped Classroom Infographic

Millions of students worldwide get personalized recommendations from the most advanced adaptive learning platform. Learn how Knewton can power your …

Teachers and App Designers Join Forces

Image courtesy of iZone<p>Starting this week, developers from a dozen high tech startups are entering New York City classrooms to help teachers …

This Is What Happens When You Teach High School Students To Code

At NYC Generation Tech’s demo night, 43 high school students showcased apps they created after spending the summer learning HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.<p>What happens when you teach young people to code? They create amazing things.<p>This became apparent to me at the second annual NYC Generation Tech demo …

Using QR Codes to Differentiate Instruction

Two Approaches, Many Possibilities<p>In a differentiated classroom, children are working in groups based on level, interest or learning style. Teachers …

How to attract teachers to the most needy schools

Many of the best qualified teachers don’t apply to disadvantaged or isolated schools, but a new study suggests residency programs, like those used by …