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Online Education Platform Treehouse Announces $1M Scholarship Program
THE GIVING TREE(HOUSE): It’s no secret that the tech industry has a problem with its lack of diversity. Online education platform Treehouse knows this, and today announced one of the ways it’s hoping to combat the issue. The Portland, Ore.-based company, which provides classes including web design and coding, introduced a $1 million scholarship program focusing on nonprofits that support people with disabilities, socio-economic challenges, veterans and populations that are underrepresented in tech...
Open Up Resources Launches Math, ELA Curriculum with $10M
CLOSING THE GAP: Menlo Park, Calif.-based nonprofit Open Up Resources launched today with $10 million in foundation funding. In partnership with Illustrative Mathematics, the nonprofit is introducing a math curriculum that will be used in 30 middle schools across five districts, with a general release slated for the 2017-2018 school year...
'Teach to One: Math' Model Expands to 10 States
CLOSING THE MATH GAP: Looks like U.S. eighth graders could use a math tutor. ACT Research says two-thirds of eighth graders are behind in math by the time they head to high school, so nonprofit New Classrooms is ramping up efforts to help students better prepare with Teach to One: Math, a teaching model that individualizes instruction plans so that students' different needs are addressed...
Hopper-Dean Foundation Donates $1M to MIT Programs to Expand Diversity in K-12 STEM
GROWING NEW STEMS: Three MIT STEM education programs—Saturday Engineering Enrichment and Discovery (SEED) Academy, CodeIt, and the Women’s Technology Program (WTP) in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science—are about to welcome a lot more members. The Dean-Hopper Foundation has donated $1 million over the coming two years for the programs to expand their operations, which focus on recruiting and supporting underserved middle and high school students into STEM disciplines...
NewSchools Opens $7M in Funding to Strengthen ELL Tools, Pipeline for Leaders of Color
MO' MONEY: Nonprofit NewSchools Venture Fund (NSVF) has just announced $7M in new funding opportunities for educators and entrepreneurs focused one of the following three spaces: launching new schools models, creating edtech for ELL (English language learner) students, creating better pipelines of leaders of color in education...
Want to Join the League of Innovative Schools?
JOIN THE LEAGUE: Innovation doesn’t happen in silos. Digital Promise, the nonprofit spearheading work to connect education leaders, researchers and entrepreneurs, is now accepting applications from new members for its 2016-2017 cohort of the League of Innovative Schools. In the five years since its launch, the network has grown to 73 school districts, serving more than 3...