Education

  • Bridging The Gap Between Education And The Future Workforce Crunch Network

    Bridging The Gap Between Education And The Future Workforce

    The school year has come to an end for students across the country and for newly minted college graduates it can be a tumultuous time filled with anticipation, anxiety, happiness and disappointment. Although some college graduates will find their first, degree-related job right out of college, it’s not the case for most. Read More

  • Personalizing The Factory Crunch Network

    Personalizing The Factory

    Winston Churchill said, “Democracy is the worst form of government, except all the others that have been tried.” Until recently, the same could be said for the factory model of education. Imported from Prussia and implemented at the urging of Horace Mann, who hoped to create a more “tolerant, civilized society,” the factory model puts kids into age-based classrooms and… Read More

  • Brightwheel Brings Preschool Into The 21st Century With $2.2M In Seed Funding

    Brightwheel Brings Preschool Into The 21st Century With $2.2M In Seed Funding

    Brightwheel, a mobile platform for early education, is launching today with $2.2 million in seed funding to provide both teachers and parents of young children with peace of mind. Read More

  • Scholly, An App For Finding Scholarships, Partners With State And Federal Programs

    Scholly, An App For Finding Scholarships, Partners With State And Federal Programs

    Scholly, the scholarship app best known for being featured on Shark Tank, recently announced multiple bulk purchases by both government and educational institutions. Scholly works like this: After signing up, a student inputs basic information like race, GPA, and gender. The program then searches its database of over 20,000 scholarships and displays the ones for which the… Read More

  • Coding Breeds Collegiality And Boosts STEM Program Success Crunch Network

    Coding Breeds Collegiality And Boosts STEM Program Success

    To prepare for the world and the workforce, students need to learn more about themselves and what motivates them. They also need opportunities, both in and out of school, to apply what they are learning to real-world contexts. Not just the kinds of problems they’ll be tackling in their future careers, but also the ways in which they will address them as part of a team of highly… Read More

  • How Should We Learn?

    How Should We Learn?

    Ignorance has been a fait accompli throughout the history of human society. There was never enough information about the world and how it functions, and even when we had it, few people had access. Whole branches of knowledge could be lost or simply stagnate, like much of science and mathematics in the European Dark Ages. The internet changed all that. Data is everywhere, and knowledge is… Read More

  • Google Partners With Udacity To Launch Android Development Nanodegree

    At its I/O developer conference in San Francisco, Google today announced that it has partnered with Udacity to launch a six-course Android development nanodegree. The idea here is to help developers learn how to write apps for Google’s mobile operating system “the right way” up to the point where they could potentially be hired by Google itself. Clearly then, this is not… Read More

  • Speakers At The Europas Conference And Awards Reflect Europe’s Diversity, June 16, London Crunch Network

    Speakers At The Europas Conference And Awards Reflect Europe’s Diversity, June 16, London

    The Europas Conference & Awards for European Tech Startups, on June 16 in London, is an annual celebration of Europe’s brightest tech companies. From a small bar in central London in 2009, it’s become a fixture of the European scene, with its highly curated daytime speakers and audience, which combines the key startup players in Europe, as well as the hottest newcomers… Read More

  • Chromebook Sales Predicted To Grow 27% This Year, To 7.3M Units

    Chromebook Sales Predicted To Grow 27% This Year, To 7.3M Units

    Google’s cloud-based Chromebooks continue carving a niche for themselves predominantly in the education sector, as a less expensive alternative for this group of users than the iPad, but also making inroads in the U.S. consumer market. Read More

  • Bridging The Gap Through Quality STEM Initiatives Crunch Network

    Bridging The Gap Through Quality STEM Initiatives

    too many students, especially those from underserved backgrounds, don’t have access to technology at home. And few schools, even ones in affluent communities, teach kids the skills they’ll need to get jobs in the technology sector. Fewer than 5 percent of all U.S. high schools, for example, offer AP computer science classes. Read More

  • Tinkergarten Is Using Technology To Get Kids Back Outdoors

    Tinkergarten Is Using Technology To Get Kids Back Outdoors

    Many parents today recall childhoods where we were pushed out of the house by our parents, while told simply to “go outside and play.” But our children seem to be growing up in a different world: one filled with scheduled activities, hovering parents, and a lot of screen time. A new startup called Tinkergarten, now backed by half a million in seed funding, wants to change that… Read More

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