Leaders of the Kansas City Startup Village (KCSV) – an association of start-up founders, business owners, Kansas City Kansas Community College representatives, and entrepreneurs based in the ‘Google Fiberhood’ – announced their inaugural Youth Technology Innovation Challenge, to be held Sept. 25-29 at the University of Missouri Kansas City and other venues.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Comcast Executive Vice President David L. Cohen, and United Way of Metropolitan Chicago President and CEO Wendy DuBoe, along with civic and community leaders, kicked off the third year of the Comcast Internet Essentials program this week. Internet Essentials helps close the digital divide by providing eligible families with low-cost broadband service for $9.95 a month.
Developers from a dozen high-tech start-ups are entering New York City classrooms to help teachers brainstorm solutions to educational challenges. Among their projects: tailoring math lessons to middle-school students whose abilities may be grade-levels apart. The program is hosted by the New York City Department of Education’s Innovation Zone, or iZone, which works with schools to design and pilot new approaches to K12 instruction.
Sixty-three percent of adult cell owners now use their phones to go online, a figure that has doubled since 2009, when Pew first started tracking internet usage on cell phones. Cell owners ages 18-29 are the most likely of any demographic group to use their phone to go online.
A former Genentech employee and U.S. Army linguist, Christopher Flask was appointed to the California district's governing board on a unanimous vote. He envisions creating a new magnet school that emphasizes STEM as a way to improve the nation's competitiveness in technology development.
Jesús Aguirre, director of D.C.'s parks and recreation department since 2009, has been appointed as the city's first Latino state superintendent of education.
Although the Department of Education has not made it official, the founding principal of the Marsh Avenue Expeditionary Learning School in New Springville, is telling parents she has been tapped to serve as superintendent of Staten Island public elementary and intermediate schools.
Calling the Los Angeles Board of Education dysfunctional and warning that academic progress is at stake, a senior school district administrator confirmed Friday that he is resigning.
In her new position, Bostock will assume responsibility for the corporate brand and marketing strategy of nora systems GmbH, along with advertising, creative and public relations worldwide.
The state board that oversees education is expected to vote Tuesday on whether to hire interim commissioner Pam Stewart for the job instead of launching a national search.
Pressed by law enforcement, civil-rights advocates and the realization that the way they disciplined students was failing, schools are keeping on campus more kids who talk back, throw tantrums or even threaten teachers.
Although St. Vrain Valley School District buildings received little damage -- mostly water leaks -- officials have an immense amount of work to do. Road closures and power outages are affecting everything from transportation to school lunches.
A new proposal in the Michigan House of Representatives would set aside $10 million in state funds to help schools transition to a "year-round" calendar where students do not have the traditional lengthy summer break.