Posts Tagged ‘education’

UNT Receives $1.6M Grant for High School Career Connect

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

The Greater Texas Foundation has awarded a $1.6 million grant to the University of North Texas to support High School Career Connect.

The grant funds the first three years of the program and provides students with career development tools, skills …

ExploreLearning Boosts STEM Education Power With IS3D Buy

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

ExploreLearning, the company that offers interactive math and science simulations for grades 3-12, has acquired IS3D LLC for an undisclosed cost.

IS3D, an Athens, Georgia-based startup, developed Cogent Education Interactive Cases, which place students in the roles of science, technology, …

Plano Game Developer Calls Upon STEM ‘Superheroes’ in New Card Game

Posted by Heather Noel

A Plano game developer is hoping its new card game will offer a fun way for young learners to get engaged in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and show that not all superheroes wear capes. 

From physicist and mathematician Isaac …

SMU MakerTruck Ready to Show Off its Hands-On Learning Tools

Posted by Lance Murray

The MakerTruck is ready to hit the road representing Southern Methodist University in an outreach program for K-12 teachers.

The truck is designed as help teachers learn about how to inject the hands-on learning tools at the heart of the

Life After The Grove: Justin Nygren Helps Start Youth Entrepreneurship Program

Posted by Heather Noel

The Grove, Dallas may be no more, but its co-founder Justin Nygren is far from done in coworking and the world of social impact.

When Nygren started the former West End coworking space in 2013, it was one of a …

North Texas Schools Move Toward ‘Districts of Innovation’

Posted by Dave Moore

Book-learning has taken some knocks, and rightfully so: Reality doesn’t always play out in textbook fashion.

Along those lines, a recent change in state education code that’s been adopted by roughly half of Texas’ 1,011 school districts — called “Districts …

Dallas EdTech Startup Finds Partnerships are Key for Growth

Posted by Heather Noel

When Tech EdVentures started offering its technology courses three years ago, it had 16 students.

Now, it provides instruction at 16 locations throughout Dallas-Fort Worth and has touched the lives of more than 3,000 children.

With the growth, there has …

What’s New and Next in Education:
Back-to-School Edition

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

Back-to-school. We’re in the thick of it, and we know many of our Dallas Innovators are too. There’s a lot happening in the education landscape in Dallas-Fort Worth this week.

Here’s some of the best of what’s new and next.

Fort Worth’s Reading with Barbers Creates a Space for Learning in Ordinary Places

Posted by Chloe Bennett

Fort Worth ISD has teamed up with a handful of barbershops around east and southeast Fort Worth to encourage children ages 4 to 14 to read comfortably in public spaces. 

The pilot program, Reading with Barbers, operates on a relationship …

Dallas ISD, Big Thought Partner on Social, Emotional Learning

Posted by Lance Murray

The Dallas ISD and Big Thought are partnering on the implementation of social and emotional learning programs in the district for the four-year Partnerships for Social and Emotional Learning Initiative.

The Wallace Foundation awarded Big Thought and Dallas ISD with …