September 2012 Archives

Economists Propose 'Consumer Reports' for Ed. Tech.

EDU STAR proposal would create technology to rapidly conduct independent evaluations of ed-tech products and share that information with schools.

National Network of Schools to Pilot Discovery 'Techbooks'

Middle schools can use new Techbooks for free, as part of the League of Innovative Schools' efforts to increase purchasing power.

Report: Schools Should Move from Print to Digital Content by 2017

The State Educational Technology Directors Association makes several recommendations for how schools should make the transition.

Preparing for Common Core, Firm Acquires School Improvement Companies

Weld North buys Editure and JBHM Education Group with plans to form national consulting group for professional development and school improvement.

Pa. Cyber School: Management Firings Will Not Hurt Students

The school fired four of its top management officials earlier this week.

Microsoft Launches $500 Million Global Youth Initiative

The software company is focusing the majority of its cash contributions on working to close the "opportunity gap" for youths around the world.

Ed-Tech Ecosystem Provides Local and National Resources for Startups

Approaches to education entrepreneurship vary widely, but options and resources are becoming more available, experts say.

Ed. Entrepreneurs Must Decide: Go to the Valley or Stay in the Backyard?

In the decentralized, regulated world of education, the decision of where to start a company can be complicated and fosters different viewpoints among entrepreneurial organizations.

EdWeek Unveils New Web Channel Covering Industry & Innovation

New channel extends coverage of education marketplace and new approaches to schooling that are changing K-12 education.

Joel Klein: Enormous Resistance to Change in K-12 System

At TechCrunch conference, the former New York City schools chancellor talks about bringing technology into education to empower teachers and engage students.

Report: Florida Investigating K12 Inc. for Using Noncertified Teachers

Internal emails suggest virtual education company may have had teachers sign class rosters of students they did not teach to skirt reporting requirements.

Edmodo Evolves Closer to In-School Social Network

The popular learning management website will now give teachers more opportunities to share lessons and interact with students.

Special Report: How Virtual Ed. Companies Influence Policy

A new special report from a Portland, Maine newspaper suggests online education companies are having a major influence on state education policy.

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