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Black Lives Matter: In School, In Life

Monica Gray | Posted 05.19.2015 | Education
Monica Gray

Urban Prep has now expanded its mission to spread the "counter-narrative" to reach beyond schools walls. As the media coverage of Mr. Hoard's death exemplified, they have been successful. In the days that followed Mr. King's email notifying the public of the tragic shooting, headline stories emerged.

Breakthroughs for Women and Minorities in Technology: An Interview With WP Engine CEO Heather Brunner

Carol J. Carter | Posted 05.09.2015 | Technology
Carol J. Carter

At this year's SXSWedu Conference and SXSW Festival there will be many outstanding companies and several of their CEOs in attendance. But few women and minorities will be represented among this top tech talent. Austin-based Heather Brunner is someone who wants to change that.

How Teachers Can Use Digital Technologies to Motivate Students and Encourage Learning By Failing

Chris Liang-Vergara | Posted 04.30.2014 | Impact
Chris Liang-Vergara

The promise of blended learning -- to guide students through an infinite range of content and learning experiences -- is amazing, but the digital content can't do it alone. Blended-learning approaches must respect the role, and the power, of the teacher.

Making Public-Private Partnerships Work in Higher Education

Frank Lyman | Posted 05.15.2013 | Business
Frank Lyman

SXSWedu was a great place to see that leaders of educational innovation come from every part of the ecosystem and that they are increasingly working together to improve educational outcomes.

Bill Gates to SXSWedu: We Aren't Doing Enough to Spur the Advance of Education Technology

Jason A. Llorenz | Posted 05.12.2013 | Technology
Jason A. Llorenz

Edtech -- shorthand for broadband-powered education technology -- holds the potential to transform learning from a classroom-bound process, whereby groups of students are taught by a single teacher at any given time, to a rich, personalized experience for each student.

My Thank You Letter to Bill Gates... and Why It Pertains to You

Edward Muzio | Posted 05.08.2013 | Business
Edward Muzio

Your life was almost certainly made better by a supervisor, manager, or leader along the way -- probably by many more than one. If you get the opportunity, say thanks. It's a great way to encourage more of what we really need: good leadership and management at all levels.

SXSWedu Launches Next Big Idea: Inclusive Competitiveness

Mike Green | Posted 05.04.2013 | Black Voices
Mike Green

No inclusive innovation framework or economic transformation can be developed without strong support from local institutional powers.

Student Database Backed By Gates Foundation Jazzes Tech Startups, Spooks Parents

Reuters | Posted 05.03.2013 | Technology

By Stephanie Simon (Reuters) - An education technology conference this week in Austin, Texas, will clang with bells and whistles as sta...