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Month: May 2018

Georgia State U. Made Its Graduation Rate Jump. How?

Leading the charge there is Timothy Renick, senior vice president for student success, and an evangelist for “tech-enabled high touch.” Here are some of his insights, as told to The Chronicle….

Arthur Graesser Acceptance Speech, 2018 McGraw Prize Winner

Arthur Graesser, Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Institute of Intelligent Systems at the University of Memphis, is the inaugural Learning Science Research McGraw Prize in Education winner. Arthur accepted his award during the McGraw Prize Winner Reception, which took place during the 9th annual ASU+GSV Summit….

Timothy Renick Acceptance Speech, 2018 McGraw Prize Winner

Timothy Renick, Senior Vice President for Student Success and Professor of Religious Studies at Georgia State University, is the 2018 Higher Education McGraw Prize in Education winner. Tim accepted his award during the McGraw Prize Winner Reception, which took place during the 9th annual ASU+GSV Summit….

Reshma Saujani Acceptance Speech, 2018 McGraw Prize Winner

Reshma Saujani, CEO and Founder of Girls Who Code, is the 2018 Pre-K-12 McGraw Prize in Education winner. Reshma accepted her award during the McGraw Prize Winner Reception, which took place during the 9th annual ASU+GSV Summit….

Georgia State, Leading U.S. in Black Graduates, Is Engine of Social Mobility

Georgia State, once seen as a night school for white businessmen, has reshaped itself amid a moral awakening and a raft of data-driven experimentation….

Harvard Awards Ten Honorary Degrees

Harvard honored Norman Augustine an honorary Doctor of Laws degree during commencement in May, 2017….

The National Center For Families Learning Announces Expansion of Literacy & Jobs Skills Program

The National Center for Families Learning has announced a $1.5 million expansion of its free family literacy and job skills program in Louisville. The program allows families to learn together and emphasizes the parents’ role in their children’s education.  …

2017 McGraw Prize Winners Honored at ASU+GSV Summit

We must embrace the notion that education is for everyone.       This common thread woven throughout the 8th annual ASU+GSV Summit was also echoed in the words of the three 2017 winners of the prestigious Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education, who were honored at the annual gathering of educational technology leaders…

Scaling up ‘Supercharged’ Learning With Khan Academy

The Orange County Department of Education recently joined forces with five other county offices of education to announce new partnerships that will ensure a greater number of students have access to the standards-based resources provided by Khan Academy….

Green Farms Academy Announces Geoffrey Canada as 2017 Commencement Speaker

Greens Farms Academy announced this week that the 2017 commencement speaker will be Geoffrey Canada, the founder and president of the Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ). Canada has worked with HCZ for more than 30 years, and is respected worldwide for his work with children and families….