Tag: equity

Lawmaker Calls for Ban on Partisan Ideology in Classrooms

A Maine Republican sponsored legislation that would forbid teachers from endorsing political candidates and from using their classrooms as bully pulpits for ideological advocacy. State Rep. Lawrence Lockman, co-founder and president of the conservative Maine First Project, introduced a bill that directed the state board of education to draft a Code of Ethics for K-12 […]

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Teachers Urged to Include ‘Social and Emotional Learning’ that Created ‘White Privilege’ into Classrooms

Panelists at the South by Southwest (SXSW) EDU 2019 conference this week urged educators to make “social and emotional learning” (SEL) part of every core subject in K–12 classrooms. The conference, according to its website, “fosters innovation in learning by hosting a community of optimistic, forward-thinking, purpose-driven stakeholders with a shared goal of impacting the […]

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Twitter buys a startup to battle harassment, e-cigs are booming, and a meditation app is worth $250M

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week TechCrunch’s Silicon Valley Editor Connie Loizos and I jammed out on a couple topics as Alex Wilhelm was out managing his fake stock game spreadsheets or something. (The jury is out on whether this was a […]

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Neufund launches the ETO to bring legal fund raising and investments to all

Investing in businesses has become commonplace, but the ways individuals can get involved hadn’t evolved much — that is until crowdfunding solutions like Kickstarter and blockchain technologies came along. While the former can be best described as project funding, blockchain technology truly delivers new financing and investment opportunities. But there are still opportunities to innovate […]

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