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Executive Director Harold O. Levy Encourages Access to Effective EdTech

Posted by Amber Styles on Apr 13, 2016 1:13:22 PM

In his latest op-ed published by Education Week, our executive director outlines the importance of transparency in the pricing of educational technology (commonly shortened to "edtech").  Through the Technology for Education Consortium (TEC), a new nonprofit startup, school districts can collaborate to determine which edtech products are the best fit for their goals and budgets.

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Topics: high school, JKCF in the News, edtech

March 11: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Mar 11, 2016 4:46:52 PM

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Topics: Community college, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News, True Merit, edtech

How edX is Building Opportunities for Young Scholars

Posted by Amber Styles on Feb 9, 2016 10:08:40 AM

With our Young Scholars Program application underway, our outreach team frequently receives questions from high-achieving students and their families for tips on a stand-out application. We've partnered again with edX, the nonprofit online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT, to offer seventh-grade applicants an option to earn special consideration by completing a college-level course through the Cooke edX Challenge.

We recently sat down with edX CEO and MIT Professor Anant Agarwal to learn more about the organization's initiatives to make Advanced Placement (AP) prep and other courses more accessible to high school students. Anant also described how edX has designed modules that make coding more friendly to both young learners and their teachers.

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Topics: Young Scholars Program, Cooke edX Challenge, edtech

Feb. 5: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Feb 5, 2016 3:06:47 PM

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Topics: college admissions, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News, edtech

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