GreatSchools recently participated in and won 2nd place at HackEd, an inspiring 1-day education “hackathon” sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, CA. College Summit and King Center Charter School co-sponsored the event.
The goal of the hackathon was to encourage developers, education experts, and nonprofits to prototype Facebook apps that help low-income and first-generation students get into and graduate from college. HackEd was also the official kickoff for the College Knowledge Challenge, a broader challenge issued by the Gates Foundation with 30 more prizes totaling $2.5M.
More than 150 people attended HackEd, including representatives from organizations such as iMentor, 4.0 Schools, EverFi, Mytonomy, Unigo, and more.
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