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Beloved children’s TV program “Sesame Street” is getting into venture capital. Sesame Workshop has joined with with Collaborative Fund to launch a $10 million joint investment vehicle to invest in startups focused on education, health and social welfare for children.
Non-profit movement MathAndCoding.org was launched by teenagers Vineet Kosaraju and Nikhil Cheerla. Their inspiration is to provide hands-on coding classes to kids of varying ages, ranging from grade school through high school. But instead of being taught by adults or industry professionals, this movement has kids teach other kids what they have learnt.
André Urani Municipal School, a tech academy in Rio de Janeiro’s largest favela, is pioneering innovative educational software from São Paulo startup, Geekie. The system delivers the high-school syllabus in digital lessons, constantly evaluating students’ performance to feed real-time data to teachers and school.
John Paul George & Me brings musical creativity to children through interactive t-shirts adorned with conductive paint.