Five Lessons Learned From a New Charter School

On May 19, 2011, in Uncategorized, by admin

Five Lessons Learned from a New Charter School May 6, 2011 | 4:28 PM | By Tina Barseghian The Rocketship network of charter Schools in San Jose is fairly new — the first school just opened in 2007. But from an observer’s perspective, a few lessons can be pulled from the way the young network […]

DARPA SEEKS K-3 “STEM” PROPOSALS

On April 4, 2011, in Uncategorized, by admin

ENGAGE: Learning to Solve Problems, Solving Problems to Learn Document Type: Grants Notice Funding Opportunity Number: DARPA-BAA-11-36 Opportunity Category: Discretionary Posted Date: Feb 25, 2011 Creation Date: Feb 25, 2011 Original Closing Date for Applications: May 27, 2011 Dates Posting Date – see announcement at www.fbo.gov Proposal Due Date Initial Closing – 12:00 noon (ET), […]

President Obama: A DARPA Model For K-12

On March 8, 2011, in Uncategorized, by admin

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 08, 2011 President Obama Highlights Shared Responsibility in Education Reform Promotes Public-Private Partnerships to Prepare Students to Compete in a 21st Century Economy WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan were joined by Melinda Gates, co-chair of the […]

Even With Tight Budgets-New ”High-Tech” High School Launched In Napa, California

On March 3, 2011, in Uncategorized, by admin

TINA BARSEGHIAN–FROM THE HUFFINGTON POST, January 7,2011: What does the high school of the future look like? It’s one that emphasizes useful, relevant skills that can be applied to college and the work world beyond. One that encourages students to be critical thinkers, responsible for their own actions. One that trains them to work collaboratively […]

Microsoft’s Global Education Partner Summit–Education Insights

On February 19, 2011, in Uncategorized, by admin

Microsoft’s Global Education Partner Summit Anthony Salcito 18 Feb 2011 2:26 AM Comments 0 I have had a great time connecting with our education partners the last two weeks. Last week, we had an opportunity to talk about students and technology with a lot of our OEM partners from around the world. This week, at […]

Silicon Valley Kudos: Khan Academy Math & Science Videos Are As Good As It Gets

On February 14, 2011, in Uncategorized, by admin

Yes, The Khan Academy IS the Future of Education (video) 29 Comments February 13th, 2011 by Aaron Saenz Filed under data management. 1118Share Salman Khan has taken a simple idea, YouTube videos that explain math, and transformed it into the future of education. I’m just going to come out and say it: the Khan Academy […]

Sir Ken Robinson: We Need A New K-12 System

On February 11, 2011, in Uncategorized, by admin

Highly Entertaining YouTube Video-Illustrates Why The Current System Does Not Work

Gates Foundation Funds For-Profit Company Developing Facebook Apps for Higher Education

On February 9, 2011, in Uncategorized, by admin

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has contributed $2 million in funding to a Facebook application with the hope that it will help improve postsecondary education graduation rates in the U.S. This is the first time the Foundation has made a direct equity investment in a for-profit company as part of its charitable mission. Inigral’s […]

America’s Schools: Wrong For The 21st Century

On February 7, 2011, in Uncategorized, by admin

An Observation from Keith Larick–Former California Superintendent of the Year–