Great to hear a nice snippet of news about the Newton, MA based Education Development Center (EDC)
-- that Clinton lauds Newton group's Philippines project
. EDC is a...
"...global nonprofit organization that designs, delivers and evaluates innovative programs to address some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic opportunity."
In addition to doing important work in these fields, EDC is one of the key -- and oft underappreciated -- non-profit spinouts from MIT
. Others include MITRE
, Society for Organizational Learning
, and most recently Learning Unlimited
. EDC started back in the Sputnik
era when MIT physics Professor Jerrold Zacharias
and colleagues crafted...
"...a new high school physics curriculum, PSSC Physics. This curriculum, funded by the National Science Foundation, focused on science as the product of experiment and theory, constructed by real people. EDC introduced it successfully in schools across the country and eventually in many parts of the world."
As I can personally attest, PSSC Physics was great stuff, a curriculum I benefited from at Los Altos High
before coming to MIT as an undergrad to study engineering! More generally, EDC has become today a multi-division organization pursuing hundreds of programs with over a thousand employees worldwide.
I loved PSSC Physics (used at my high school in Iowa)! Good to hear the news about EDC.
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