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Second Avenue Learning Launches Voters Ed, Electoral College Interactive Teaching Tool

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by admin on Aug 29, 2012 9:39:15 AM

Second Avenue Learning is pleased to announce the launch of Voters EdTM, an engaging and interactive teaching tool about the U.S. Electoral College. Developed in conjunction with subject matter expert Dr. Paul Ferber, Professor in the Department of Political Science at Rochester Institute of Technology, Voters Ed meets the needs of teachers looking for timely digital solutions to supplement their classrooms. As schools across the country begin their new year and both Republicans and Democrats hold their conventions, all eyes are on election 2012. Just in time, Voters Ed is the perfect solution for teachers, students and active citizens looking to further their understanding of our election process.

Second Avenue Awarded NSF Phase II SBIR Grant

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by admin on Aug 2, 2012 12:15:53 PM

ROCHESTER, NY-- The National Science Foundation has awarded Second Avenue Learning a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to continue development of Martha Madison’s Marvelous Machines, a collaborative physical science game for middle school students that aims to change education. The grant will fund development of the game, building off the prototype built in 2011. There is a critical STEM problem in the U.S., and students are turning away from science, technology, engineering and math early in their educational paths. Play testing of the prototype with urban, suburban and rural middle school students demonstrated a significant increase in STEM affiliation among participants following game play.

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