A pair of ed-tech accelerators each choose 10 companies from a pool of more than 700 startup applicants.
All Blog Posts With edtech Tag or Category
July 16, 2014
July 10, 2014
We tend to think first about the needs of the system and create solutions from there. But what if we looked first to the needs of people, and then designed ways the system could meet its goals by serving these needs?
July 07, 2014
By: Stacey Childress. Pull mechanism refers to things like challenges, prizes, and advanced market commitments - ways of paying for innovations based on their actual performance. This in contrast to government agencies and philanthropists making upfront investments in design and development of solutions and then "pushing" them to buyers and users. A key idea is that some sort of coordinated action on the demand side - in this instance from schools, districts, and states - will create compelling reasons for suppliers to behave differently, better, more responsively.
July 01, 2014
Today's FCC report shows how additional E-rate funding will affect students, schools, and libraries in all 50 states over the next five years.
June 30, 2014
Public schools' struggles to innovate aren't unique to education either. Businesses struggle consistently with the innovator's dilemma--the ability to prioritize disruptive innovations that would cannibalize their existing business.
June 26, 2014
Ed Week's coverage of the International Society for Technology in Education conference begins with news of a new technology certification for "Professional Learning Leaders."
June 17, 2014
In an open letter to the FCC, ed-tech companies argue that the competitiveness of U.S. industry and education depends on greater broadband infrastructure.
June 11, 2014
There are a lot of interesting things to say about the Baltimore venture ecosystem. The Baltimore/Washington area contains a shockingly high percentage of the most successful education businesses, including Laureate Education, American Public Education Inc., Blackboard, and 2U.
June 10, 2014
Companies that provide digital education for K-12 schools should undergo the same accountability as educators and administrators, say the authors of a new book.
June 04, 2014
In order to affect positive change in education we must stand on the shoulders of giants. Education is multi-faceted, multi-layered, and often under-resourced; it can benefit from coordinated, strategic and engaged partnerships that span from the classroom to the White House.