Note To Self: When Silicon ...
Note To Self: When Silicon Valley Takes on Elementary School
What kind of education you can create with $100 million?
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"We have an opportunity to do what we want - choose our path instead of the teachers making a choice for us." AltSchool is not your typical private school. Its founder is Max Ventilla, a former Google executive with a vision to reform education. Ventilla's company, with over 100 million dollars from investors like Mark Zuckerberg and Marc Andreesen, uses tech to teach and track students' social and academic skills. Ventilla's idea is that over time, that data can build a more thorough picture of each student and determine how she is taught. This method of "personalized learning" (think Montessori 2.0) is being prototyped in eight "micro-schools" in Palo Alto, San Francisco, and New York City, with the goal of applying it to schools everywhere.
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