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IMPACT: Education
Impact Education recently brought together top minds to understand what makes today’s education systems great and what needs to be built for tomorrow and to answer questions from the public.

Intelligent Education System

What is an intelligent education system? The best design to educate our society, as we discussed, must leverage technology but be cognizant of the very human elements that distinguish successful teachers and schools. With the rise of charter schools, waste in public education funding, influence of teacher’s unions, and the difficulty in compensating success: what are the principles and design elements of best educational systems of the future?

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More Students Are Living In Poverty

Students in America’s schools are much, much poorer than they were nine years ago. In 2006, 31 percent of America’s students attended schools in “high-poverty” districts…

10 Lessons in Education Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs have changed how we think about education reform in the past decade—dramatically transforming what and how instructors teach…

College Calculus

If there is one thing most Americans have been able to agree on over the years, it is that getting an education, particularly a college education, is a key to human…

Next Wave Of Education Innovation

Education is probably the single most important function in our society today, yet it remains one of the least understood, despite incredible levels of investment from venture capitalists and governments…

Fix Education With Software

Neeru Khosla is not your typical billionaire’s wife. She doesn’t spend her time stocking up on the latest designer trends or writing checks to the first charity that comes calling. Instead, for the last eight…​

Teachers Unions Deserve A Punch In The Face

“At the national level, who deserves a punch in the face?” CNN’s Jake Tapper asked the New Jersey governor during an interview. The question was a callback, he said, to…

Top 10 Most Innovative Companies In Education

From teaching government a thing or two about education reform to deploying a data-centric learning platform that even a kid could use, these are the World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies In Education…

Cuomo's education agenda picks up where Bloomberg left off

It can be easy to forget, as Governor Andrew Cuomo promotes his aggressive education reform agenda, that he only recently became the most prominent champion of the cause in New York…

How Will Tech Revolutionize Education?

There is almost no aspect of life that has not been fundamentally changed and re-ordered over the past 100 years through new technology and innovation…

An Open Letter to Randi Weingarten

In the interest of seeding progress, not scoring points, I offer the following feedback to American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten in response to her Oct. 22 speech to the West Coast Labor Management Institute…

EdTech Is Hot, Except When It's Not: Accelerating

At least once a month we come across a breathless article or blog post about the hot growth in EdTech investing. No wonder. From Q2 2014 to Q2 2015, investment was up 96%…

The 11 Hot NYC Startups That Killed It At EdTech

Branching Minds is a web application that brings together learning scientists and learning specialists to help teachers and parents identify students’ learning challenges, match them with research-backed learning supports…

NYC mayoral candidates don’t understand what public schools need

As Michael Bloomberg’s term in office comes to an end in New York City, mayoral candidates are quick to denounce many of his education policies. A recent poll found that a majority of residents disapprove of the outgoing mayor’s handling of public schools…