In the first of a series of guest posts from leading public officials and elected officers, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia offers the lessons he has learned as a parent and participant in the K-12 education system.
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November 27, 2013
November 19, 2013
Book publisher HarperCollins and ed-tech startup Curriculet have joined forces to bring interactive e-books to K-12 schools under a new pricing model.
November 14, 2013
The lawsuit filed against the department by plaintiffs in the Empire State says the group's data cloud puts private student information at risk.
November 13, 2013
Critics of the organization inBloom argue that the group's data collection in New York state will violate children's and families' privacy.
October 31, 2013
The book "Breakthrough Leadership in the Digital Age," argues that ed-tech investments pay off only when schools are transformed in holistic ways.
October 28, 2013
When Collins-Maxwell began a 1:1 iPad initiative for all students in grades 6-12 in the fall of 2012, one of the largest concerns among teachers, parents, and board members was the management of the device. Teachers were worried that students would be off-task in class, refusing to do the assigned work.
October 25, 2013
School networks were the big K-12 development of the last decade. Managed networks including Achievement First, Aspire, DSST, IDEA, Success, Uncommon, and YES achieved scale and uniformly high performance. School developers like KIPP, New Tech Network, and Expeditionary Learning build national networks of schools that share a common model and some support services. Both CMOs and school developers made it easier to open and sustain a good school.
October 17, 2013
This week marked the second annual EdTech Titans of Industry event in New York City featuring some of the top players in education: Diane Rhoten, Jonathan Harber, Gates Bryant, and George Cigale. Here are some of the highlights..
October 14, 2013
In preparation for the 2014 ASU GSV Education Innovation Summit, Mike Moe and Deborah Quazzo invited a group of advisors to contemplate the burning questions about innovations in learning. We discussed 10 big questions.
October 11, 2013
With the rise of ed-tech over the past few years, we have seen a steady stream of publishers, media companies, and private equity shops acting on the back-end of the venture market as the ultimate acquirers. But we have not seen a major technology company jump on board... until now, with Amazon's purchase of TenMarks