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Rethinking Student Desks

In an excellent post on his blog, New York math teacher Gary Rubinstein noted the curious timing of both billionaire Laurene Powell Jobs’ four-network variety show calling for America to “rethink” high school and US ed sec Betsy DeVos’ “Rethink Schools” tour only days later. 1,131 more words

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Laurene Powell Jobs and Ron Conway will talk about investing in America's youth at Disrupt SF

The tech community and students need each other to thrive and compete and fuel innovation in this country. That’s why it is more important than ever to invest in America’s youth, and that starts with education and building opportunities for students and young grads across the U.S. 280 more words


Confirmed: Color Genomics is in the final stages of an $80 million Series C financing round

Genetic health screening startup Color Genomics is in the final stages of allocations for an $80 million Series C financing round, TechCrunch has confirmed with the company. 210 more words


Has Steve Jobs' iPhone destroyed a generation?

”One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone — she’s had an iPhone since she was 11 — sounding as if she’d just woken up. 676 more words


Gimlet Media Raises $15 Million, Showing There is Money in Podcasts

Laurene Powell Job’s Emerson Collective is back in the news. Two days after acquiring a majority stake in The Atlantic, the non-profit has participated in a funding round for Gimlet Media, a podcasting company. 179 more words


Emerson Collective Acquires The Atlantic

Emerson Collective, the charitable organization founded by Laurene Powell Jobs, has announced a majority acquisition of The Atlantic. David G. Bradley, the current chairman and owner has said he’ll remain at the company for at least 3-5 years. 284 more words