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Month: August 2017

Anant Agarwal to Speak at SXSW EDU 2018

SXSW EDU spotlights inspiring and thought provoking visionaries impacting the future of teaching and learning. We are thrilled to share the first announcement of featured speakers for SXSW EDU, March 5-8, 2018. Today’s announcement of voices includes Chicago Beyond Managing Director and lifelong educator Liz Dozier, entrepreneur and founder of edX Anant Agarwal, actress (Girls,…

Geoffrey Canada to be Featured Speaker at Great Hearts Gala

This year, Great Hearts will feature Geoffrey Canada as the keynote speaker. In his 20-plus years with Harlem Children’s Zone, Inc. Canada has become nationally recognized for his pioneering work helping children and families in Harlem and as a passionate advocate for education reform….

Setting Standards for Higher Education: Dr. Sandy Shugart’s Story

When Dr. Sandy Shugart accepted the position as president of Valencia College in 2000, he knew right away it was a great fit. Located in Orlando, Fla., Valencia is the state’s third largest community college, serving more than 60,000 students across five campuses. The mission of Valencia College is to bring opportunities for academic, technical,…

John Merrow Publishes New Book, "Addicted to Reform: A 12-Step Program for Public Education"

In John Merrow’s new book, Addicted to Reform: A 12-Step Program to Rescue Public Education, the author describes what he sees as a society hooked on school reform—an addictive pattern of systematic, school overhauls that often undercut students, place blame on teachers and force schools to focus on numbers that don’t tell the whole story….

EPAM Hosts Scratch Conference in Budapest to Bring Together IT Educators Around the World

Developed by MIT, Scratch is a foundational tool and coding platform used primarily by children to learn the basics of programming. During this free event, attendees will hear from over 60 experts and explore all facets of computing, including best practices in using Scratch and additional tools that integrate with the platform. Several renowned speakers…

How Engineering is Elementary is Bringing More Awareness to STEM: Christine Cunningham’s Story

McGraw Prize winner Christine Cunningham has a lot to be proud of right now. Cunningham is the Founding Director of Engineering is Elementary (EiE), which helps children from 1st through 8th grade develop an engineering and technological literacy. As one of the first programs of its kind, EiE, headquartered at the Museum of Science, Boston,…

High Tech High Serves as an Example for Rhodes

Back in 2000, an educator named Larry Rosenstock successfully managed to convince a local businessman and group of San Diego civic leaders and educators to develop HTH in an old shipyard in San Diego. His vision was to create what he called “an equity project where teachers worked to address inequities and help students reach…

Miami-Dade Public Schools Announce 59 New Academic Programs

Miami-Dade Public Schools will offer 59 new programs for students to choose from during the 2016-17 school year….