The Teach For America-NewSchools EdTech Entrepreneurs Lab is an innovative new program designed to prepare the next generation of aspiring entrepreneurs to build high impact, technology-driven solutions for public education.
The place where a child is born should not determine the quality of his or her education and life prospects. However, the unfortunate reality is that a vast education inequity currently exists across our country. Just half of students in low-income communities graduate high school by age 18, and only 1 in 10 graduates from college. Closing this achievement gap will require cutting edge new approaches that address these challenges at a systemic level. There is a growing demand for solutions that use technology in creative ways to impact instruction and improve academic outcomes for historically underserved students.
The EdTech Entrepreneurs Lab is a program designed to seed innovative ideas among young professional leaders and aspiring entrepreneurs with a passion for education. This is an unprecedented opportunity for participants to design and launch truly innovative ventures that help close the achievement gap at a systemic level, with a particular emphasis on the power of technology to fuel solutions. Participants will have access to top resources in the education and technology fields – including workshops designed by the Stanford Institute of Design’s K12 Lab – as they develop game-changing, technology-based solutions that target educational inequity. The program is launched in collaboration with the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University.
Click here for the Winter-Spring 2011 application. Currently the application process is closed for the Winter-Spring 2011 term.
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