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February 02, 2016

'Growth Mindset' Touted by Companies, Ed. Groups in National Campaign

Amazon Education and TenMarks, another business division of the online retailer, have helped launch a website and promotional effort to encourage teachers, students, and parents to change student attitudes about math.

January 21, 2016

Price Transparency Tool Aims to Help Schools Get More Affordable Bandwidth

A new online portal from school-broadband-advovacy group EducationSuperHighway contains Internet service and pricing information for 13,000 public districts across the country.

January 20, 2016

MinecraftEdu Acquired by Microsoft

The American technology giant has plans to expand the classroom version of the wildly popular video game that invites users to build, create, and explore.

January 14, 2016

Google Questioned on Student Data Privacy By U.S. Senator Franken

The Democratic Senator from Minnesota called on Google to be more transparent about the data it collects on students and how that information is being used.

January 13, 2016

Analytics: 4 Lessons Schools Can Learn From the NBA (and Vice Versa)

When it comes to collecting and using big data, education and professional sports have a surprising amount to learn from each other.

January 12, 2016

Analytics at AltSchool: Behind the Scenes

An inside look at how Bay Area ed-tech startup AltSchool is using big data and analytics to develop new software tools for schools.

December 10, 2015

Investors' Advice to Ed-Tech Startups: Focus on Unmet 'Gaps' in Schools

Investors at an industry ed-tech forum urged fledgling companies to focus on solving problem in schools, and avoid vague promises about "disrupting" K-12 systems.

December 08, 2015

Will Ed-Tech Companies Prosper From ESEA Reauthorization?

Changes to federal grant programs and testing policies in the Every Student Succeeds Act could bring opportunities for education businesses.

December 08, 2015

Noodle Markets Aiming to Create Amazon-Like K-12 Procurement Network

A company is attempting to launch a free online marketplace to help ed-tech vendors make their products known in the K-12 market, often a difficult feat.

November 19, 2015

Big Progress, Hurdles on School Internet Connectivity, Analysis Finds

A new analysis of federal E-rate application data by broadband advocacy group EducationSuperHighway found improvements in schools' access to affordable Internet service.

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