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NewSchools Venture Fund: A non-profit venture philanthropy firm working to transform public education for low-income children
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Lumina Foundation | Goal 2025: to increase the proportion of Americans with high-quality college degrees or credentials to 60% by 2025. Harlem Village Academies Be followed When browsed, a pearltree is an exhibition of web pages. There are different ways of sharing this exhibiton: just click “Share” in the “detail” window of the pearl (or pearltree) you want to send -If your friend has a Pearltrees account, click on “share this pearltree in Pearltrees”. Your friend will receive the pearl or the pearltree in his pearlmail inbox -If your friend is not registered, you can post a pearl or pearltree on Twitter or Facebook by clicking “Tweet this pearl” or “Share this pearl on Facebook” or do it automatically by using “Twitter Sync.”. Filed under: Help by Frocaboy on April 16th, 2009 Reading on a Kindle or iPad is NOT Reading … So, They Say … Maybe it is Better Reading on a Kindle or iPad is NOT Reading ... So, They Say ... Maybe it is Better In his book, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! Dr. While all reports indicate that daily media use among children and teens is mushrooming, reading printed books has remained constant at about 25 minutes per day. At this point I would venture to guess that you are shaking your head in astonishment at my audacity to assert that any type of reading is reading. But should the act of reading be confined to an individualized, sedentary, solitary activity? Carr argues that the "words of books are extracted from the printed page and embedded in the computer's ecology of interruption technologies." I bought a Kindle when they first came out in late 2007 (yes, that's right, the Kindle is only two and a half years old!)

NextGen Learning Altius Education Tom Dearden Appointed Chairman; Matthew Schnittman to Join as President and CEO Salt Lake City, UT – October 10, 2013 – Datamark, the leader in data-driven enrollment marketing, today announced it has acquired the technology assets of Altius Education, including its competency-based online learning platform, Helix, as well as its enrollment management and student retention platforms. An investment group led by Oakleigh Thorne, current Chairman of the Board of Datamark and former CEO of eCollege, financed the transaction and committed an additional $11 million in equity to fund the further development of the company’s infrastructure, as well as support the growth of Altius’ current educational partnerships, which will be managed by Datamark going forward. Datamark, which has served the higher education market for more than 25 years, also announced that education-technology veteran Matthew Schnittman is joining the company as president and CEO.

The Myth of Charter Schools by Diane Ravitch Waiting for “Superman” a film directed by Davis Guggenheim Ordinarily, documentaries about education attract little attention, and seldom, if ever, reach neighborhood movie theaters. Davis Guggenheim’s Waiting for “Superman” is different. Two other films expounding the same arguments—The Lottery and The Cartel—were released in the late spring, but they received far less attention than Guggenheim’s film. The message of these films has become alarmingly familiar: American public education is a failed enterprise. The Cartel maintains that we must not only create more charter schools, but provide vouchers so that children can flee incompetent public schools and attend private schools. For many people, these arguments require a willing suspension of disbelief. Waiting for “Superman” and the other films appeal to a broad apprehension that the nation is falling behind in global competition. In each of the schools to which they have applied, the odds against them are large.

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