This Startup Pushes Technology Into Schools With Paper and Pen

(Bloomberg) — Millions of kids in the U.S. headed back to school this month and most of them will be spending at least part of their class time remotely, relying on computers, tablets and fast broadband to connect with teachers.

In thousands of schools across the U.S., though, teachers are using a small technology startup to preserve some of the more analog aspects of classwork during the pandemic. Bakpax Inc. makes a mobile app that kids can use to take a picture of homework completed using pencil and paper then upload to get instant grades and feedback. Some 50,000 teachers are using the tool, including in Europe and South Korea.



an open laptop computer sitting on top of a table: Bakpax App Can Read Your Kid's Chicken Scratch And Give It An A


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Bakpax App Can Read Your Kid’s Chicken Scratch And Give It An A

The website home screen for Bakpax.

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“Paper is still the universal platform for learning,” said founder and Chief Executive Officer

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Trump pushes for ‘patriotic education’ in schools

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — President Donald Trump is calling for schools to restore “patriotic education” as a way to build unity and combat “lies” about racism in the United States.

While making comments Monday during a White House news conference, Trump blamed recent violent protests on “left-wing indoctrination” in schools.

“Many young Americans have been fed lies about America being a wicked nation plagued by racism,” Trump said.

According to a report from Politico, Trump argued that children should be taught America is a country worth defending and protecting.

“The only path to unity is to rebuild a shared national identity focused on common American values and virtues of which we have plenty,” he said. “This includes restoring patriotic education in our nation’s schools, where they are trying to change everything that we have learned.”

The president’s comments are aligned with his “Fighting for You!” reelection agenda, which was released before

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