J-PAL North America’s Education, Technology, and Opportunity Innovation Competition announces inaugural partners

J-PAL North America, a research center at MIT, has announced that it will partner with two leading education technology nonprofits to test promising models to improve learning, as part of the inaugural round of the Education, Technology, and Opportunity Innovation Competition. Launched at MIT this past year, J-PAL North America’s Education, Technology, and Opportunity Innovation Competition supports education leaders in using randomized evaluations to generate evidence on how technology can improve student learning, particularly for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. J-PAL North America’s inaugural competition partners are the Family Engagement Lab, an education technology…

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The Art Institute of Portland to close

The Art Institute of Portland campus is closing on Dec. 31. Los Angeles-based Dream Center Education Holdings recently announced that it will discontinue campus-based programs at the Portland location, along with 15 other art institutes nationwide. DCEH is also discontinuing operations of its two additional education systems, the Argosy University and the South University. “Over the last several months, we have taken a strategic and comprehensive look at each of our three education systems and their respective campuses, evaluating them to be sure that they are meeting the needs of…

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