teaching

Teacher in Ghana who used blackboard to explain computers gets some Microsoft love

Teaching kids how to use a computer is hard enough already, since they're kids, but just try doing it without any computers. That was the task undertaken by Richard Appiah Akoto in Ghana, and his inno

Crunch Report | Judge Rules CRISPR-Cas9 Belongs to Broad Institute

Verizon is reportedly getting a $250 million discount on its Yahoo deal, judge rules CRISPR-Cas9 belongs to the Broad Institute and not UC Berkeley, Pixar teaches the art of storytelling on Khan Acade

Preply pulls in $1.3M to expand its tutoring marketplace in Europe

Edtech startup Preply, which has built an online marketplace for finding and booking private tutors for a range of subjects, has closed a $1.3 million seed round. It supports booking of both in-person

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 trill

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, wh

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 <a href="http://www.glassdoor.com/Salaries/marketing-manager-salary-SRCH_KO0,17.h

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

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/scaled.SCHOOL.jpg">The Lower Merion School District (motto: "We're Building the Future Police State"), caught using a <a HREF="http://www