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Ryan Moten’s grandmother remembers her time at Roberts Vaux […] fondly: the sewing classes, cheering at basketball games and swaying during dances in the gym. Ryan’s mother remembers her stint at Vaux a generation later differently. The Sharswood-Blumberg neighborhood surrounding Vaux […] had begun to buckle from poverty, drugs and gun violence. […] But when it came time to choose a school for Ryan, 15, his father noted that Vaux was set to reopen [and] was being transformed into a state-of-the-art school. “I told him we’ll see after the first year,” said Pettie [Ryan’s mother], “and if he doesn’t do good, I’m getting him out of there.”
The LearnLaunch Boost Accelerator program is a three month residential accelerator program in Boston for early stage education entrepreneurs. They provide up to $70,000 in seed investment, mentoring with industry experts, and a community cohort. They have a very through edtech-focused curriculum. Deadline to apply is June 10.
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“The infusion of technology in providing educational solutions in India has given birth to a robust industry. It has enabled access to education across the country, irrespective of gender, caste or any other social or economic bias.
Within the role of technology in education, women have emerged as key beneficiaries. In a country that has been traditionally battling low female education figures, tech enabled education has opened up numerous avenues for women eager to learn. By providing a platform to impart education from one’s home, it has given a great avenue for homemakers to monetize their latent teaching skills. ”
“The ability to differentiate salvageable edtech partnerships from those beyond repair can be a valuable skill for any district technology leader. When your relationship with a software provider starts to sour, is it worth the effort to work toward reconciliation, or is there something to be said for just breaking it off?
These three common scenarios can make or break an edtech bond, depending on how they’re handled.
1. You are only using a fraction of the available features
2. End users are not comfortable with even the most basic functionality
3. Your support has taken a back seat to the vendor’s growth ”
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