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Month: February 2020

Penn President Amy Gutmann, Suzanne McGraw, Harold McGraw III, and Penn GSE Dean Pam Grossman, at the McGraw Prize launch event on Feb. 13.

The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Family Foundation and Penn GSE Create New Partnership to Advance Excellence in Education

Nominations are now open for the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education to recognize outstanding achievement in pre-K-12 education, higher education, and learning science research. Media contact: Jeff Frantz, Senior Associate Director of Communications215-898-3269 | February 13, 2020, PHILADELPHIA — The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Family Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania Graduate…

UMBC's Freeman Hrabowski receives national lifetime achievement award

Freeman A. Hrabowski III, the nationally known president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, has earned a prestigious lifetime achievement award from a higher education organization….

Girls Who Code to launch nearly 50 clubs in Utah

Founder Reshma Saujani was in Salt Lake City Thursday to announce the expansion, and she met in the afternoon with about 50 eighth- and ninth-grade girls at the Salt Lake Center for Science Education in Rose Park.  …

74 Interview: Sal Khan on Personalized Learning, a Global Diploma, and How He’d Spend $100 million

Khan Academy, a nonprofit organization, has democratized access to instructional resources and fundamentally influenced how students, classroom teachers, and parents use online tools to build content knowledge and develop an understanding of academic concepts and the workings of the world around them….

I'm Anant Agarwal, CEO Of EdX, And This Is How I Work

Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX, sat down with Life Hacker, India, to discuss his work with massive open online courses….

Integrating Head and Hand into Secondary Education: Larry Rosenstock's Story

If you had told Larry Rosenstock 40 years ago that he would spend much of his adult career working in high schools, he would have laughed. But today, Rosenstock is the name behind one of the most successful charter school programs in the country – High Tech High – and president of High Tech High’s…

Freeman Hrabowski Selected for County African-American Service Award

Freeman Hrabowski will be honored for their commitment to the celebration of the African-American experience in Baltimore County….