May 8, 2020

Choosing Education as My Life’s Mission My father grew up in a refugee camp wearing underwear my grandmother sewed together from UN donation rice bags and using street lamps to study at night. Through education and scholarships, he became a physician and ultimately worked his way up to become the Secretary-General of Healthcare of Jordan. I […]

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Choosing Education as My Life’s Mission My father grew up in a refugee camp wearing underwear my grandmother sewed together from UN donation rice bags and using street lamps to study at night. Through education and scholarships, he became a physician and ultimately worked his way up to become the Secretary-General of Healthcare of Jordan. I […]

As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to swiftly evolve and reshape almost every aspect of our lives; schools, teachers, students, and parents are all facing enormous impacts. Here’s how I see things changing in the coming days, weeks, and months ahead, and how ChalkTalk is planning to respond: Stage I – Ad-Hoc Enrichment: This is […]

With so many demands on classroom time, preparing students for standardized testing is not the most rewarding way for teachers—or students—to spend limited instructional hours. But as the ACT and SAT move from individual efforts by college-bound students to state-mandated assessments for entire schools and districts, teachers and administrators are looking for ways to give […]

Since its beginnings in 1926, the SAT spent most of its life as a daunting test of knowledge for college-bound students. Preparation for the SAT (and its competitor, the ACT) revolved around memorizing arcane vocabulary words and stressing out over trickily-worded math questions. Depending upon the selectivity of the universities that students were targeting, getting […]

The First Wave of Personalized Learning “No two students are alike so no two students should be learning the same thing or way.” That’s the key statement underpinning the $180 million raised by the NY-based Knewton since its founding in 2008. Knewton founder Jose Ferriera described his company’s concept in a 2015 story at NPR, […]

The grants provide high schools within the council the opportunity to use the platform at no cost to support summer school programs BOSTON, MA / APRIL 23, 2019 — ChalkTalk announced today the introduction of a new grant program for high schools within the Council of Great City Schools. Valued at over a million dollars, […]

With results showing student test score improvement up to six times the national average, this education startup is poised for rapid growth. BOSTON, MA / MARCH 19, 2019 – ChalkTalk announced today the public launch of its new blended learning platform with the mission of helping every teacher ‘teach amazing.’ ChalkTalk is a content delivery […]

A couple of years ago, Mohannad Arbaji had a problem, one he could only solve by going back to school. Not enough students were completing lessons on his digital platform ChalkTalk, aimed at helping students grades 9-12 understand English and math concepts and improve their scores on tests like the ACT and SAT.