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March 17, 2014

Wash. Considers Gambling With Future Lottery Proceeds to Benefit Schools

Washington state proposes borrowing $700 million against future lottery revenue to fund K-3 classroom expansion and construction of classrooms for all-day kindergarten programs.

March 14, 2014

Commercialism Report Slams Digital Strategies for Marketing to Students

Education technology opens more avenues to commercializing education, say authors of a new study that examines how much K-12 students are exposed to marketing in schools.

January 08, 2014

Report Identifies Opportunities, Challenges for Ed. Technology Market

Education technology companies selling to the PreK-12 market will need to focus more on results, as education leaders are more sophisticated in their purchasing.

December 19, 2013

'Predictive' Tech Tools Aim to Help Districts Hire Better Teachers

Two companies are banking on helping districts improve their ability to hire high-performing teachers by using predictive analytics.

September 24, 2013

Ed. Companies Learn How to Make Gains With Data at EdNET

Leaders of educational companies and nonprofits are gathered in Denver for EdNET, finding out what the K-12 marketplace of the future will need.

September 09, 2013

Study Examines 'Myth' of Markets in School Systems

An Australian researcher says evidence from his country demonstrates relying on market forces to improve education is not a reliable strategy to boost learning.

July 23, 2013

'Innovation Index' Launched to Guide Ed-Tech Decisionmakers

A report released today offers an "innovation index" meant to help educators and businesses determine whether digital innovations deliver on their promised classroom benefits.

July 18, 2013

Controversy in K-12 Aside, For-Profits Are Big Players in Nation's Preschools

As many as half of the nation's children who regularly attend early-childhood programs do so in for-profit environments, an author estimates.

May 07, 2013

Online PD from Coursera Includes Content, Teaching Skills

Coursera, a MOOC provider than recently shifted into K-12 teacher training, is initially offering 28 courses online.

April 16, 2013

Producing Technology That Works for Educators

The frequent disconnect between ed-tech products and teachers' ability to use them is a recurrent theme among attendees at the ASU/GSV education innovation summit.

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