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Possip Places EdTech Value on Feedback Parents Give to Schools and Districts

As education technology expands in the classroom aimed to reduce the chasm between students who need additional instruction, and teachers who have too many pupils to warrant individual support, edtech to foster deeper relationships between parents and schools is on the rise. New tools now offer the ability for educators and administrators to directly connect with parents about everything from classroom grades and upcoming holidays to school emergencies and parent-teacher conferences.

NewME Bootcamp Lands $1.2 Million to Train 100 Black Founders in 2020

Nearly three years later, after an uphill climb to configuring a program that would effectively build up venture-backable companies and teams from underrepresented groups, the Hillman Accelerator, and its subsequent NewME Bootcamp, picked up a confirmed $1.2 million for its 2020 programming—a near triple increase in funding since Hillman first opened its doors for business. 

Atlanta’s ‘Godfather of Tech’ Has Big Ambitions for the Black Mecca

Most non-ATLiens who know the name Paul Judge learned it from his current cameos on Bravo’s hit reality series, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” (TLDR: NeNe recently infuriated his fiancée, Tanya Sam, by suggesting that Judge wasn’t her ultimate true love.) Locally, however, the entrepreneur-investor’s presence looms large—so much so that he’s often referred to …

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HBCU@SXSW Presented Its Largest Cohort to Date—Here’s What We’ve Learned

For students of color, South by Southwest (SXSW) serves as a premier destination to absorb impactful trends in tech and startup culture with the opportunity to snag a coveted job at some of the world’s leading tech companies.  The annual festival is a celebration of nearly 75,000 tech and entertainment enthusiasts featuring HBCU@SXSW,  an official …

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Paige & Paxton founders

How Paige & Paxton Uses Identity to Fuel STEM Learning in Elementary Schools

What began as two puzzle characters created more than 30 years ago by journalist Rachel Williams to make math and science more interesting for her young daughters evolved into a nationally recognized STEM curriculum for elementary students.  In 2012, Kelley and Jessica, along with their mom, decided to bring their childhood characters, Paige & Paxton, back …

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