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Education Innovation… and Alan Greenspan?

It wasn’t so long ago that events about education innovation were seen as the province of a few futuristic fanatics. For those who even put education and innovation in the same sentence, it was rarefied stuff. When folks got together to talk about innovation in education – and it wasn’t often – they could easily fit into the secondary meeting space at a smaller hotel, or, just as likely, into the lounge […] Read more

Ted Talks at Google

Despite all of the attention being paid to innovation in public education today, educational entrepreneurs still face many obstacles to reaching children through their ideas. Unlike in fields like technology and medicine, where capital markets help entrepreneurs build transformative ideas, education entrepreneurs motivated to improve educational outcomes for students often find little support and even less access to funding. Our own Ted Mitchell joined Geoffrey Canada (President and Chief Executive Officer of […] Read more

Educational inequity? There must be an app for that.

Fired up by the challenges you see facing public education? Excited about the potential of technology to change the way we learn and work? Ready to do something about it? Bring your passion, ideas and entrepreneurial spirit to the EdTech Entrepreneurs Lab, a brand new program that Teach for America and NewSchools Venture Fund are launching in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2011. Applications are now being accepted for this new program, […] Read more