Gates Ed-Tech Winners Announced

Education Week - Next Generation Learning Challenges, an education technology grant competition funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, announced the 19 entrants who won grants through the project's second wave of funding—and first focused exclusively on K-12 causes—including several 'proof of concept' proposals.

Next Generation Learning Challenges, an education technology grant competition funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, announced the 19 entrants who won grants through the project's second wave of funding—and first focused exclusively on K-12 causes—including several "proof of concept" proposals.

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Proof of concept winners included Classroom Inc., for the refinement of its Sports Network career simulation module aimed at common standards for informational text; DaVinci Minds Inc., for the expansion and assessment of its WhyCareers virtual world activities; Hofstra University for its WISEngineering technology-based curriculum that blends engineering principles with common standards-based math instruction; and Texas Tech University for its adaptation of its online APS4Math tutorial to be incorporated in middle and high school classrooms.

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