teaching

  • LendEDU Is Making Student Loan Refinancing Easier

    LendEDU Is Making Student Loan Refinancing Easier

    When 21-year-old college students Nate Matherson and Matt Lenhard started their first business for tutors, they didn’t really know that they would soon embark on a journey to help solve the $1.2 trillion student loan problem in the U.S. Launched out of their University of Delaware dorm room, their first business was designed to help college tutors. The two even made it into an… Read More

  • How Startups Are Solving A Decades-Old Problem In Education Crunch Network

    How Startups Are Solving A Decades-Old Problem In Education

    In 1984, educational psychologist Benjamin Bloom published research on a new method of teaching, commonly called Bloom’s 2 Sigma Problem. The term “2 Sigma” comes from the results of the study, which showed that students who were provisioned with a combination of one-on-one mentorship and mastery learning performed two standard deviations (“sigma”) higher than… Read More

  • Gasp! Thanks To These Startups, Teachers Are Making Money On The Web

    Gasp! Thanks To These Startups, Teachers Are Making Money On The Web

    On the whole, teacher compensation in the U.S. is embarrassing. To pick on marketers, some might see the fact that the average marketing manager makes twice the average salary of just about every type of teacher as just a wee bit backwards. Luckily, there are a number of startups that are starting to change that, thanks to the Web and the growing popularity of open, online educational platforms. Read More

  • Remember that school that was spying on kids? Well now it's creepier

    The Lower Merion School District (motto: “We’re Building the Future Police State”), caught using a remote monitoring service on school-supplied laptops while the kids were at home, had some pretty creepy rules on the books to ensure compliance. To wit we find, thanks to strydehax, these gems: * Possession of a monitored Macbook was required for classes
    * Possession of an… Read More