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Robin Hood Announces First Three Grants

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Robin Hood Learning+Technology Fund has announced its first grants in support of advancing learning and achievement among low-income students in New York City. One of the awards will go to EDC’s Center for Children and Technology for research on the integration of computational thinking in elementary schools.

“It is imperative that we move beyond the view of technology as just a tool to prepare students for a technical job,” said David Siegel, Co-Chair of the Fund. “Our integrated computational thinking strategy is an opportunity to demonstrate the power of technology to teach our students a new type of literacy and personal expression that prepares them to be thinkers and producers in our global knowledge economy.”

CCT’s three-year qualitative and quantitative research project will be directed by Dr. James Diamond; Dr. Daniel Light will serve as research manager.

Click here to read the announcement, and to learn more about the Robin Hood Learning+Technology Fund.