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Where Are the Black and Latinx People in Edtech Companies?

If you go to the “About Us” page on most websites of education technology companies, you will see many white faces, quite a few female ones and a good scattering of South Asian and East Asian staff. You’ll be lucky to see a black or Latinx face. Why is that?The standard excuse usually goes something like this: “It’s a pipeline problem. People from diverse backgrounds don’t apply for our jobs.”

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Ringleader of Admissions Scam Also Ran a College Counseling Firm For Families in China

William “Rick” Singer, the man at the center of the alleged college-admissions fraud plot detailed this week by federal investigators, had a big footprint—a global one, in fact.

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This School Was Failing at Its Mission to Graduate Every Student. Then It Opened a Day Care.

WASHINGTON, D.C — Inside a high school in the Columbia Heights neighborhood, down several hallways lined with student artwork and college acceptance letters, is a doorway marked “day care.”Image credit: Emily TateFlanked by two baby cribs, the door itself is covered with laminated guides promoting breastfeeding—one in English, another in Spanish—and behind it is a 3,360-square-foot, multi-room center filled with personalized cubbies, half a dozen cribs, baby bouncers, play sets, early learning tools and a pumping station.

Teaching Empathy Is Powerful. This Film Made It Possible.

Thomas, a ninth grader in my human geography class, was nervous as he stood on the auditorium stage last May.

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Mark Cuban, ECMC Lead $1.9M Round for Cluster to Develop Industrial Tech Talent

The allure of “tech jobs” and the salaries they command have given rise to new industries, from coding bootcamps to specialized recruiters. Yet the likes of Google and Facebook sometimes overshadow sectors that have been—and remain—core to the American economy: industrial manufacturing.

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School Leaders Share the Best Ways to Get Your Product into Their Districts

The best outcomes for businesses and school districts are deeply intertwined and require balancing philosophies and approaches at exactly the right time. Dr. Kecia Ray, who once turned around a failing Tennessee school with a handshake, believes that companies should act as thought partners with the school districts they’re selling to.

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What’s at the Core of the University Admissions Scandal

The Rise Fund is committed to achieving social and environmental impact alongside competitive financial returns.”
Yes, the founder of the Rise Fund may have inadvertently achieved a mission goal yesterday: Bill McGlashan was among the very wealthy parents

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Can a Neuroscience Video Game Treat ADHD?

On the homepage of the health technology company Akili Interactive, there sits an intriguing line of copy: “Time to Play Your Medicine.”

Growth over Grades: How a Resubmit Policy Is Helping Us Build a Culture of Revision

This is the second part of a two-part story about changing classroom culture. Read part one to learn how this teacher improved her student feedback system to increase student engagement."Are you going to resubmit your chemical changes model?" Valentina asked Jayda.

How Improving Student Feedback and Teaching Data Science Restored Our Classroom Culture

Over winter break in 2015, I found myself scouring the internet for career alternatives that would take me out of the classroom. I was in my fifth year of teaching at Forest Ridge, an independent all-girls school serving students in grades 5-12 in Bellevue, Wash., and I was feeling isolated in a room with students who didn’t seem to want to engage with my class, despite all my efforts to bring enthusiasm and passion to my work.

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