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Roshni Mirchandani Makes a Splash at Startup Weekend EDU in NYC

Highlander Institute’s own Roshni Mirchandani competed in Startup Weekend EDU in New York CIty this past weekend, winning the coveted “People’s Choice Award” after a grueling 54-hour pitch competition that pits teams from all over the nation against each other for top honors solving critical problems in education. Roshni’s team, EduLinq, intends to solve the...

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Providence Monthly Lists Shawn Rubin as One of 2014's Ten to Watch!

Highlander Institute’s Shawn Rubin was named as one of Providence Monthly’s 10 to Watch for 2014.  Each year the magazine names 10 movers, shakers and innovators in the community. We all know Shawn for his tireless energy and creative mind and now he will be celebrated with 9 others at an amazing party at the Arcade on January 14th....

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2014 Challenge: Making Tools for Schools with the USDOE

Imagine a new day for education, a day where educators, districts, technology companies and researchers actually work together, defining and using agreed-upon terms, best practices, tools, and models to serve all students…an educational landscape populated with businesses working alongside educators, creating products that serve common purposes and really meet the needs of teachers and students.....

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Metryx Makes EdSurge Top Ten Edtech Tools List

Highlander Institute’s Metryx Mobile Formative Assessment tracker is selected byEdSurge as the #2 most popular edtech tool of 2013!

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Teachers Design for Education- We Want You!

After many years of admiring the work of the Business Innovation Factory, the Highlander Institute is excited to partner with the Providence-based organization on a new project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Business Innovation Factory, or BIF, is dedicated to social transformation and believes in supporting leaders to design and test...

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Hour of Code a Huge Success!

Business Innovation Factory was packed with enthusiastic educators, parents, and students sharing Hour of Code!  Schools across Rhode Island joined hundreds across the country to participate in this  exciting event that kicked off Computer Science Education Week.  Designated by the U.S. House of Representatives as the week of Grace Murray Hopper’s birthday, a pioneer in...

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Highlander Students Explore Expanded Learning Opportunities

Jen Bonin, PhD from RI College, discussed natural disasters and meteorology with 9th grade students in preparation for Expanded Learning Opportunities at Highlander Charter School’s High School.  This program, supported by a generous grant from the United Way of RI, will be managed by the Highlander Institute and hopes to serve as a model for...

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RI’s First EdSurge Tech for Schools Summit

The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) is sponsoring a day-long conference about using technology in education entitled: “Innovation Powered by Technology: Cultivating Quality.”  With conference registration approaching 700, the conference is the first of its type in the state, is being held on Saturday, October 5th from 8:30am – 4:00pm at the Rhode Island Convention Center....

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Kickoff Meetup for EdTech RI

The first EdTech Meetup of the year sponsored by LearnLaunchX and Rally RI gets rave reviews! Thanks to our great hosts at Founders League, nearly 80 educators and 6 EdTech companies were able to meet, try new products, enjoy some great food and beverage, and network with their peers! Here is just some of  the...

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Dana Borrelli-Murray Named one of PBN's 40 Under Forty

Highlander Institute’s Dana Borrelli-Murray was named one of Providence Business News’ 40 Under Forty at a celebration at the Newport International Tennis Hall of Fame.

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