‘I Started at Zero’: How a Syrian Refugee Is Rebuilding His Life Through Education

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Spread the loveTweet When Hadi Althib fled Syria to escape military service in 2016, his education was not the first thing on his mind. Althib, 23, was most concerned about…


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Sony soft-launches an educational robotics coding kit on Indiegogo

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Spread the loveTweet Every tech and toy company, from Apple to Hasbro, has an educational coding offering these days. Sony’s Koov kit has been kicking around Japan for a while…


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Udacity’s latest Nanodegree will teach React

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Spread the loveTweet In its quest to reduce persistent skills gaps, Udacity has been designing condensed courses to get students up to speed on trendy topics to improve employment outcomes.…


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YC-backed Py is a Duolingo style learn-to-code app

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Spread the loveTweet Teaching people to code in bite-sized, gamified chunks delivered via mobile app is Py‘s mission. The fledgling startup is the brainchild of two friends and college computer…


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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative pledges $5M to home down payments for teachers

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Spread the loveTweet When housing costs too much or educators have to commute from far away, there’s rapid teacher turnover that hurts students. That’s why Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s…


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Top Hat takes on textbook publishers with the launch of its content marketplace

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Spread the loveTweet What it launched back in 2012, Toronto-based Top Hat (or “Top Hat Monocle,” as it was still known then) offered a phone-based classroom response system but little…


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Ultimate Dad’s ‘First Day of School’ Video Interviews With His Daughter Go Viral

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Spread the loveTweet Kevin Scruggs and his daughter Mackenzie have an important family tradition that has just come to a sweet end. Ever since Mackenzie’s first day of first grade,…


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Got It Pro uses machine learning to find a human solver for your techie problem

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Spread the loveTweet Can AI be used to intelligently rank expertise? Serial entrepreneur Peter Relan thinks it can, and and has today launched what he’s billing as a “knowledge-as-service” (KaaS)…


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Some Hires by Betsy DeVos Are a Stark Departure From Her Reputation

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Spread the loveTweet “It’s definitely surprising, and should make people question their assumptions about this administration,” Michael J. Petrilli, the president of the conservative-leaning Thomas B. Fordham Institute, an education…


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Epic! raises $8 million to keep kids reading in a digital age

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Spread the loveTweet The makers of Epic!, one of many apps jockeying to become a “Netflix for books,” have raised $8 million in a round led by Reach Capital, the education-specialized…


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