Happy fall! This month, Jose discusses the importance of the humanities in an increasingly STEM-centric world. Plus, read more about Knewton's partnership with Cambridge University Press.

- The Knerds

Don't Defund Humanities: They're Crucial to the Economy, Too

by Jose Ferreira, Knewton founder & CEO
“Everyone is talking about the crisis in STEM education — the shortfall of qualified scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians to fill the jobs of the future. The relative lack of STEM graduates in the U.S. is frequently cited as a threat to the country’s global standing. But lately there has been a growing outcry from the ‘other side of campus’ — humanities and social science departments wondering where their advocates have gone.”

In his latest post, Jose explores what skills our children will really need in the future economy. Why, in a global knowledge economy like the U.S., are we so focused on increasing STEM education, to the detriment of other disciplines? Read more ›
Cambridge Univ. Press Partners with Knewton
We're excited to announce that Cambridge University Press — one of the world's foremost global English Language Teaching (ELT) publishers — will use Knewton technology to add personalization to its digital products. Read more ›
Ed Efforts We Admire
Innovation is in the air in New Orleans. Eight years after Hurricane Katrina, the city has begun in many ways to redefine itself, with the storm “[kickstarting] an age of innovation and an economic renaissance in a city written off for dead.” Though entrepreneurial efforts span industries, education is a major focus. Katrina incited a community-wide effort to enact positive change in New Orleans’ already-struggling schools.

One of the organizations dedicated to encouraging edtech innovation both in New Orleans and beyond is 4.0 Schools, an early-stage incubator that brings together teachers, entrepreneurs, and technologists looking to create lasting change. Rather than focus on temporary band-aid solutions for deep-rooted problems, 4.0 Schools launches “relevant solutions that redefine how we teach and learn.” Read more ›
On the Airwaves
Speaking of New Orleans — Knewton VP of Research and Adaptive Learning David Kuntz recently joined Charlie McMahon, VP of Information Technology and CTO for Tulane University, for an extended interview on CIO Talk Radio. The topic? "Reforming Education with Big Data." Listen here ›
New Knerds
Meet Tanya, David, Mia, Chris, Rafi & Zack›
Calendar
Sep
17
New York Times Schools for Tomorrow
Sep
17
NY Hackr Meetup: Double Header with John Myles White and Tal Galili
Oct
06
NBC's Education Nation
Knewton COO David Liu will be in attendance.
Oct
09
World Summit on Innovation and Education
Knewton founder and CEO Jose Ferreira will be speaking.
Edtech Buzz
Here's Obama's Ambitious New College Ratings Plan to Make College Cheaper (Business Insider)
The Full Report on Udacity Experiment (Inside Higher Ed)
Innovating Pedagogy (The Open University)
Knerd Alert
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Ed Tweets of the Month
NYU Alums at Knewton
Fall recruiting season is upon us! In the next few months, we'll travel to schools around the country to find the Knerdiest college seniors out there. Watch why two NYU alums decided to join Knewton.
From the Tech Blog
The latest from N Choose K
This month, check out posts from two summer interns:

Generative Models for Description and Prediction by Yoni Halpern
Ku Pima: To Measure by Vukosi Marivate
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