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NY Startup Releases Educational Tablet for Schools

NY Startup Releases Educational Tablet for Schools

With the help of a NY-based educational technology startup, a tablet computer may be the future content in a student's backpack. The Amplify tablet is an Android-powered touchscreen that has been designed for students to be given to use both at school and at home and comes pre-loaded with all of [Full Story…]

Online Database to Track Academic Paths of Students

Online Database to Track Academic Paths of Students

At the SXSWedu education technology conference in Texas, one of the products garnering attention is a $100 million database that will track and chart the academic paths of students in public schools from kindergarten through the end of high school. Already the database has millions of files with the [Full Story…]

NY Education Startup Lands $1 M in Investments

NY Education Startup Lands $1 M in Investments

  The NY-based online education startup Thinkful announced $1 million in investments from entrepreneur Peter Thiel among other investors. This is the second time that Thiel has backed the startup. Thinkful's mission is to provide students with skills that are needed in the current job [Full Story…]

IBM Announces Partnership To Prepare Students For High-Skills Jobs

IBM Announces Partnership To Prepare Students For High-Skills Jobs

As part of NY Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2013-2014 budget, IBM has announced a public-private partnership to educate NY students for high-skills jobs. These programs will include education in the paths of technology, manufacturing, healthcare, and finance. Ten schools, one in each of the ten [Full Story…]

New #NYCollegeline Website Helps Students With College

New #NYCollegeline Website Helps Students With College

A new website from the New York City Department of Education Chancellor Denis Walcott and CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein will be the first of its kind to act as a web resource for helping city students throughout the college process. As part of Graduate NYC!, NYCCollegeLine.org will be a free, [Full Story…]

Christine Quinn Wants #Tablets Instead of #Textbooks

Christine Quinn Wants #Tablets Instead of #Textbooks

NY City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced a plan this week that would replace textbooks with tablets. Quinn, who is widely expected to run for mayor, said the Department of Education spends $100 million annually on textbooks—which is enough to buy a tablet for every single student. Tablets [Full Story…]

#Verizon Announces #App Challenge At Tech-Inspired Bronx School

#Verizon Announces #App Challenge At Tech-Inspired Bronx School

The Verizon Foundation announced the Innovative App Challenge last week. The prize, sponsored by Technology Students Association and the Verizon Foundation, will award ten teams nationwide $10,000 in cash grants and training from MIT professors. Verizon made the announcement at Bronx Academy of [Full Story…]

#Crowdfunding Helps Business Recover, #GA Expands Nationally

#Crowdfunding Helps Business Recover, #GA Expands Nationally

Hurricane Sandy devastated the New Red Hook store owned by Eric Finkelstein and Matt Ross, Court Street Grocers. They told WNYC they are raising money through the crowdfunding site Smallknot instead of FEMA or the Small Business Association. According to WNYC 's New Tech City, they lost everything [Full Story…]

CUNY Chancellor Calls For National #STEM Education Policies

CUNY Chancellor Calls For National #STEM Education Policies

In an op-ed for the New York Daily News, CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein wrote that the lack of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, education is a national security problem. The need for a STEM-related workforce is growing, but few interested young students go on to earn [Full Story…]

#WNET and #TeachersCollege Win NSF Grant for Math Mobile Apps

#WNET and #TeachersCollege Win NSF Grant for Math Mobile Apps

NY public media flagship WNET and Teacher’s College at Columbia University received a two-year grant from the National Science Foundation to develop mobile games that teach children fractions. The apps will use stories and characters from Cyberchase, WNET’s Emmy-winning TV series and multimedia [Full Story…]

#CornellNYC Wants to Disrupt Tech, Not #RooseveltIsland

#CornellNYC Wants to Disrupt Tech, Not #RooseveltIsland

Cornell President David Skorton told The New York Observer that construction of the Cornell NYC Tech campus should not disrupt Roosevelt Island residents. One still unresolved issue is how to provide efficient transportation for students. Architect Thom Mayne and Morphosis are attempting to make the [Full Story…]

Growing NY Tech Sector to Challenge Silicon Valley, Says Cutler #CornellNYCTech

Growing NY Tech Sector to Challenge Silicon Valley, Says Cutler #CornellNYCTech

NY is atop a list of cities challenging Silicon Valley for tech supremacy, according to Zach Cutler of The Cutler Group.  In an op-ed in The Huffington Post, Cutler states that the city is the fastest-growing tech hub in the U.S., and that according to the Center for an Urban Future, tech related [Full Story…]

NY Museums Use Technology to Engage Children

NY Museums Use Technology to Engage Children

More and more NY museums have been incorporating technology into their exhibits for children. According to The New York Times, the American Museum of Natural History has a two week seminar that engages kids by letting them use technology to recreate realistic 3-d models and sea environments to [Full Story…]

Tech Predictions for President Obama’s Second Term

Tech Predictions for President Obama's Second Term

Barack Obama has again been elected President by the American people. During his second term, he is under a lot of pressure in terms of the technology sector. According to ReadWrite, President Obama stressed the importance of technology during his speech early this morning, saying that the U.S. [Full Story…]

#NYU Alums Raised $1.2B in Funding for Startups

#NYU Alums Raised $1.2B in Funding for Startups

According to CB Insights, startups founded by New York University alumni raised $1.2 billion during the past five years. The University Entrepreneurship Reports revealed that the most of the funding went to Internet companies. Of these, 95 percent are still in business and 70 percent conduct [Full Story…]