Article: Virginia school district sees hope in virtual mental health program after string of suicides

by Corinne Lestch
May 29, 2015

Public officials in Fairfax County, Virginia, have turned to a high-tech solution to identify and help students struggling with mental health issues. The initiative follows a rash of suicides in Virginia’s largest county school district…

Read article on FedScoop.

By |2017-09-29T20:57:32+00:00June 16th, 2015|Client Articles, EdTech, Kognito|

Article: Using Software for Making Student Service Manageable

An effective service-learning program can help students learn important Christian values. But service-learning programs often have many aspects to manage, making them challenging to oversee.

Read the article in Christian School Products magazine.

Article: Rash of suicides sparks widespread training effort for teachers

May 20 at 4:13 PM

All Fairfax County middle school and high school teachers have completed an innovative training program to help staffers identify teens in distress this year, part of a response to a series of student suicides across one of the nation’s largest school systems in 2014.Read full article here

By |2017-09-29T20:57:32+00:00May 21st, 2015|Client Articles, EdTech, Kognito|

Local Tech Entrepreneurs Try for Part of $2 Billion EdTech Investment

WHAT: Local entrepreneurs will make and launch new products for the huge educational technology market at Startup Weekend EdTech Sacramento. Investment in Education Technology in 2014 reached $1.36 billion in 2014 according to EdSurge. Some estimates place the global investment at $2 billion in 2015.

WHEN: Starts at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 15 and continues till Sunday, May 17 to design, prototype and create business plans. Final presentations will be given at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday and winners announced at 7:30 p.m.

WHY: Give entrepreneurs support and feedback from local tech and business leaders while competing for prizes.

WHERE: The Urban Hive, 1931, H Street, Sacramento CA 95811

About Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend is a worldwide movement of ambitious entrepreneurial minds who are looking to learn the basics of founding and launching a startup venture successfully. Startup Weekend is part of a global initiative called Up Global, which is focused on building a thriving startup community. Startup Weekends are a unique opportunity for those who may be interested in learning how to launch and expand their business dreams, or those just interested in connecting with other passionate community members.

Startup Weekend is one of the largest communities of zealous entrepreneurs with events in nearly 600 cities around the globe; from London to Brazil, to Fredericksburg to South Africa.

This Startup Weekend is supported by Google for Entrepreneurs, and by our local sponsors The Urban Hive, Rocket Department, Emtrain, SMUD, Sacramento Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA), and Apptology.

By |2015-05-14T21:03:22+00:00May 14th, 2015|EdTech, education|