Hacking education contest opens

DonorsChoose.org, the online education charity is today unveiling Hacking Education: A Contest for Developers and Data Crunchers, which invites the public to make discoveries and build apps that improve education in America. Judges include Arianna Huffington, Teach for America’s Wendy Kopp, venture capitalist Fred Wilson, and former NYC schools chancellor Joel Klein. Stephen Colbert will present the grand prize to the winner.

Contestants will develop apps or conduct analyses to be evaluated against a central question: Which app or analysis has the greatest potential to engage the public and impact education?