Education

 

  • The Mission’s Digital Divide And Why Fixing It Matters

    The Mission’s Digital Divide And Why Fixing It Matters

    Between Mark Zuckerberg’s recent purchase of a home in the neighborhood and the regular anti-eviction and Google Bus protests that roll through Guerrero and 18th Street, the Mission District is the epicenter of San Francisco’s Gentrifi-pocalypse. Just last week, a developer bought a shuttered auto repair shop in the neighborhood for a citywide record of about $350,000 in… Read More

  • Learning Platform Declara Raises $9M, Sets Sights On Asia

    Learning Platform Declara Raises $9M, Sets Sights On Asia

    Declara, a startup that focuses on building tech for personalized learning tools, has raised $9 million from Linden Venture Fund and Singapore-based EDBI. This brings its total Series A funding to $25 million. The company first secured $16 million, led by GSV Capital, in April and it plans to open an office in Singapore as part of its plan to distribute Declara’s platform to Asia. Read More

  • President Obama Hits Up The Youths On Tumblr

    President Obama Hits Up The Youths On Tumblr

    The President took to Tumblr today, answering users’ questions on topics relating to education. It was another example of the President using alternative mediums to attract the attention of young Americans. Notably, and infamously to some, the President answered questions on “Between Two Ferns” with Zach Galifianakis to promote Healthcare.gov. That effort led to a spike… Read More

  • Productivity And The Education Delusion

    Productivity And The Education Delusion

    There is a constant tension about education in labor economics these days. On one hand, education is strongly correlated with income as well as employability. Workers with college degrees, or even just some university-level courses, are significantly more likely to have a job and to be paid better, as well. This is borne out by today’s U.S. jobs report, which showed a decrease of… Read More

  • Google Impact Challenge Awards $500K Each To Four Bay Area Nonprofits

    Google Impact Challenge Awards $500K Each To Four Bay Area Nonprofits

    Google.org, Google’s nonprofit wing, has announced which nonprofits participating in its Bay Area Impact Challenge will receive grants for $500,000 later this year. Hack the Hood, Health Trust, Bring Me A Book, and Center for Employment Opportunities came out on top after a 10-day voting period and 200,000 votes cast. Read More

  • Online Tutoring Center InstaEDU Acquired By Chegg For $30 Million

    Online Tutoring Center InstaEDU Acquired By Chegg For $30 Million

    Chegg, the textbook resale site turned all things student hub, today announced a $30 million cash acquisition of student tutoring marketplace InstaEDU. An acquisition like this makes sense for Chegg. The company started out as an online textbook reseller hub but now endeavors to own the whole student marketplace. While there are certainly some big competitors like Wyzant or Tutor Universe… Read More

  • Stanford Asks Students To Learn From Snapchat Founder’s Mistakes. We All Should.

    Stanford Asks Students To Learn From Snapchat Founder’s Mistakes. We All Should.

    Following the leak of sexist, crude emails sent by Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel during his time at Stanford, the university’s Provost John Etchemendy has issued a memo to students imploring them to “learn something from this.” “We can choose to turn a blind eye to such statements and chalk them up to youthful indiscretion,” Etchemendy wrote. “Or we can be… Read More

  • The Moment Reading Rainbow’s Kickstarter Campaign Crossed $1 Million

    The Moment Reading Rainbow’s Kickstarter Campaign Crossed $1 Million

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    I can go twice as high
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  • Apple Includes The Entire iPad Lineup In Education Discounts

    Apple Includes The Entire iPad Lineup In Education Discounts

    The iPad is graduating; to Apple’s discount Education store, that is. The tablet now gets a price cut for qualifying education shoppers looking to buy either an iPad Air or iPad mini either in-store at its retail locations or online at Apple.com. The discounts aren’t massive, but they still get you $30 off the Air or $20 off the mini if you’re a student or teacher, or… Read More

  • These Kids Are 3D-Printing Their Education

    These Kids Are 3D-Printing Their Education

    A group of junior high and high school students in Cambridge, Mass., are part of an experimental education program that aims to prove they’re capable of solving real-world problems early with the help of 3D printers, Arduino and group collaboration. Co-founders Saeed Arida, David Wang and Saba Ghole started NuVu Studio as a way to apply their dissertation theory, which claims that kids… Read More