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April 15, 2014

Ed-Tech Business Plans Compete for Prizes, Opportunity

Twelve ed-tech business plans originating from California to Tanzania will be showcased in a competition next month.

April 09, 2014

Ed-Tech Companies Abroad Reap Financing, Analysis Says

More than 50 percent of the companies receiving ed-tech financing these days are located outside U.S. borders, according to an analysis by CB Insights.

March 19, 2014

Video Series Seeks to Lure Minorities Into 'STEM' Studies, Fields

A new video series, "Generation Beta," highlights efforts across the country to bridge the digital divide for minorities and women and encourage them to enter science, technology, engineering, and math fields.

February 24, 2014

Advice for Startups: Win Confidence of Schools, Quickly

Startups trying to carve out a place in the education market need products that can help teachers immediately, and without glitches, a group of industry advisers recommend.

February 19, 2014

FCC Promises Rules Meant to Protect Open Internet for Consumers

The Federal Communications Commission vowed Wednesday to put forward rules to protect "net neutrality, though the commmision's two Republican members panned the proposal.

January 21, 2014

Privatization of K-12 Support Services on the Rise in Michigan

Nearly two-thirds of Michigan's districts are contracting out at least one of three main support services, according to the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

January 15, 2014

New Advocacy Group Probes Links Between Ed. Department and For-Profit Companies

A new advocacy organization, led by a former American Federation of Teachers staffer, says it will seek to counter the influence of organizations that it sees as promoting misguided, free-market reforms.

December 11, 2013

Ed-Tech Revenue Growth Seen in Pre-K-12 Market

Educational software and digital content sold into the pre-K-12 market comprise $7.97 billion in company revenues in 2011-12, up 2.7 percent over the year before.

December 09, 2013

Ed Tech Companies Vie for Honors at Software Industry Forum

Ten ed tech companies, chosen as part of the Software and Information Industry Association's innovation incubator program, will showcase their businesses tomorrow in New York.

December 03, 2013

'MOOCs' Pioneer Says Massive Open E-Courses Falling Short

Sebastian Thrun, the entrepreneur credited with helping launch "massive, open, online courses," now says the evidence shows MOOCs are not helping students in higher education.

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