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22 August 2019
Wolford, North Dakota, United States
In response to a shortage of teachers, North Dakota's public schools are experimenting with online learning alternatives. "Rural areas have a chance that they’ve never had before," the executive director of the North ...
7 July 2019
Fowler, California, United States
Online kindergarten readiness certificate programs in several states are offering low-income families, without reliable preschool programs, an alternative to expensive private care centers. Acknowledging criticism of ...
2 June 2019
Oakland, California, United States
After her experience arriving woefully unprepared at Dartmouth, Alex Bernadotte started Beyond 12, a tech nonprofit that provides virtual coaching to graduating high school seniors and college students. Beyond 12 has ...
23 May 2019
Providing access to international networks of expertise can improve the quality of healthcare available to those living in rural and remote areas. Project ECHO, an initiative based in New Mexico, has partnered with th...
19 March 2019
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
JamieSue Goodman, an employee at Google, was part of the team that developed an Applied Digital Skills curriculum that teaches students how to use technology to accomplish real-world tasks. Available for educators wor...
30 January 2019
Camden, New Jersey, United States
An organization in New Jersey called Hopeworks combines trauma-informed practices with career and life-readiness skill-learning. Teens who enter the program are equipped with a team of mentors (academic and life) to h...
28 January 2019
Alaska, United States
Three school districts in northwestern Alaska are using a high-speed fiber-optic cable connection to increase connectivity and offer students new opportunities to use educational technology that their peers in other p...
22 January 2019
Over 15 Minutes
Education for children with autism can be a costly challenge to procure, but an app called Otsimo aims to democratize education by providing software designed specifically for autistic children. Now 3 years old with o...
21 January 2019
Montana, United States
Under 3 Minutes
Funding from the US federal government is helping one Utah nonprofit bring educational resources to children in Montana. UPSTART, developed by the Waterford Institute, uses computer programs to teach children academic...
The Boston Globe
17 January 2019
Massachusetts, United States
As higher education institutions struggle to attract students wiling to pay the exorbitant cost to attend, one subset of schools has had a particularly challenging past few decades -- alternative schools. But some are...
9 January 2019
Oregon, United States
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Through a new partnership, the University of Oregon's bookstore is embracing e-books as part of its inventory. These online alternatives help students to save money they would otherwise be spending on heavy hardcover ...
6 December 2018
New York, New York, United States
Most prisoners don’t have access to computer, in order to bridge the digital divide the Prisoner Reentry Institute is offering a free course called Tech 101 to former prisoners who served long sentences. People are ta...
15 November 2018
After an initial push by foreign companies to get tablets, computers, and other e-learning devices into classrooms in many African countries with promises to democratize access to education, EdTech startups are taking...
1 November 2018
Queens, New York, United States
Under 800 Words
The "maker" movement is a growing trend in education that allows students to learn in a creative, hands-on, project-based way that develops an idea in real time using tools and technology. The annual Maker Faire in Qu...
27 September 2018
Only one percent of college-age refugees have access to higher education. Borderless Higher Education for Refugees, an international consortium of academic institutions, offers digital learning opportunities to the po...
3 September 2018
Under 800 Words
A new crop of international companies is connecting English-language teachers and students in China for online tutoring sessions. The flexible arrangements are a way for Chinese elementary and secondary pupils to impr...
2 August 2018
Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Universities like Princeton look to social media and other digital solutions to form a connection with their latest generation of students. Teachers incorporate iPads and video conferencing into their curriculum to ke...
16 July 2018
Similar to other countries in Africa, Somaliland is using technology to better education. There, an estimated 150,000 parents use a free-mobile messaging tool to communicate about school conditions with the government...
7 July 2018
Far from its location in Boston, Southern New Hampshire University is offering refugees at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya a shot at getting an education. SNHU offers associate's and bachelor’s online degree programs...
9 May 2018
A group of college students has developed a text-message based entrepreneurship course designed for students in locations where "phones are common, but internet access is not," including in Yemen. The founders hope t...
5 February 2018
In response to the rising cost of college and a changing labor market, several startups are offering an alternative to traditional 4-year higher education programs. In exchange for on average one year of training in c...
11 January 2018
Several charter school networks have found that a strict and structured approach to instruction, while it may be improving test scores, is not resulting in the anticipated increase in timely college completion rates f...
28 November 2017
Under 800 Words
Tate Modern’s 2017 exhibition on painter Amedeo Modigliani included a virtual reality recreation of Modigliani’s final studio in Paris. Seated on wooden chairs with VR headsets on, visitors can explore the studio and ...
26 November 2017
Utah, United States
Since Upstart launched in rural Utah in 2009, 30,000 children have completed the online personalized preschool alternative from their homes. Upstart provides participating families with computers and internet access i...
3 November 2017
Jackson, Mississippi, United States
Over 3000 Words
In Mississippi, where only four percent of four-year olds are covered by state-funded preschool, free online curricula offer an enticing opportunity. UPSTART, one of these programs, provides complementary training for...
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