D.C. schools gets $10 million for VR education

(Image courtesy Washington Leadership Academy.)

(Image courtesy Washington Leadership Academy.)

Steve Jobs’ widow Laurene Powell Jobs has given $10 million for a virtual reality project to the Washington Leadership Academy, a public charter school in the heart of Washington, D.C. The prize was one of ten such XQ Super School prizes awarded this year.

Seth Andrew

Seth Andrew

“The prize money will be used in creating learning opportunities for public school students, attracting top talents in virtual reality technology,” Seth Andrew, co-founder of Washington Leadership Academy and founder of Democracy Prep Public Schools told Hypergrid Business. “And hire more teachers.”

“We will make classroom teaching more exciting for students and teachers by offering innovative curriculum tailored to the needs of each individual student,” he added.

Watch a video about the Washington Leadership Academy below:

 

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