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Forbes Announces 30 Under 30 2016: Education

Forbes Announces 30 Under 30 2016: Education

Forbes recently announced its 30 under 30 in education list, a highly anticipated list that showcases 30 individuals working in education under the age of 30 who are making strides in the field.

The youngest on the list is someone Education World has written about in the past- 18-year-old Zach Latta, co-founder of Hack Club, a non-profit that brings coding clubs to high school desperately in need of computer science programs.

Other individuals on the list include Peter Gault, the 27-year-old founder of Quill. Quill is an open source tool that provides literacy resources aligned to Common Core Standards. Supported by long-time big names in education, many say Quill offers educators the aligned resources their districts have failed to provide them with.

26-year-old Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca, a former undocumented student, used her struggles to persevere. She founded DREAMers RoadMap and is currently creating a scholarship app for over 2.1 million undocumented students living in the states.

One individual created Charter Substitute Teacher Net to help schools across the country better manage the time students spend learning under substitute teachers. 28-year-old Gabriel Nakashima’s CSTN uses “rigorous sourcing, vetting and matching analytics” to help high-need communities manage substitute teachers.

Featured on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List, however, is 26-year-old Matthew Ramirez, the co-founder of Writelab.

Writelab uses artificial technology to teach students how to write.

"It turns out writing—style, eloquence, clarity and logic, he says—falls into statistical patterns,” and so Ramirez told Forbes he decided to encode that, resulting in Writelab, which is rapidly expanding in schools of all shapes and sizes.

See the full list.

Nicole Gorman, Education World Contributor


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