There seems to be this idea in venture capital that if an entrepreneur raises money at a high valuation, they have somehow succeeded. In reality, they will best succeed if they raise money at the PROPER valuation, though the process is a bit tricky.
Breaking Bad. The Museum of Natural History. The Bronx Zoo. All of these sacred institutions are beginning to understand the power of mobile technology and the App store in educating their audience and yielding a more informed consumer.
The E-Rate Program has played a critical role in moving our nation's schools into the 21st century, and I wish it had substantially more funding. I am concerned, though, that the recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking outlines changes that will substantially reduce the effectiveness of this critical program.
It's basically impossible to make any sensible change regarding education policy and reform without first asking: What are we trying to achieve with our public education system? So I asked some experts what their thoughts are on the matter.
Jess Gartner recently founded Allovue to help guide principals through the maze known as K-12 budgets. In this exclusive sit down, Jess discusses Allovue's goals, Teach for America, and what it's like to start a new ed-tech venture.