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Activate ED is a new consortium (announced just moments ago) that hopes to pair the best of the best educators with the schools and other organizations that need them most.
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If you're reading this, you already know that education is insanely important for a variety of reasons. Quite simply, it creates the future.
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What happens when a pair of major organizations team up to disrupt education technology? We'll find out pretty soon. That's because Facebook and the Gates Foundation have launched a Facebook app contest that has 30 prizes worth a total of about $2.5 million. It's called the College Knowledge Challenge and they're now accepting submissions.
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Get ready for a new influx of education tools. The Gates and Carnegie Foundations are funding two $75,000 awards for the open source developers who can build the in-school software that fits into the new federal reporting requirements on academic achievement.
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Bill and Melinda Gates have set their sights on education over the last few years and have thrown plenty of money into funding new and exciting tools for teachers. But what does Bill actually think it takes to make a great teacher?