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July 30, 2015

New Ed-Tech Accelerator Program Seeks Breakthroughs in K-12 Science

NewSchools Ignite, a project launched by the NewSchools Venture Fund, would make awards to companies and nonprofits for amounts between $50,000 and $150,000.

July 29, 2015

Guiding Education Businesses Through the Research Wringer

A new research partnership to evaluate K-12 education technology companies has chosen its first product to study.

July 29, 2015

Project Designed to Test, Develop Ed-Tech Opens for Business

The Jefferson Education Accelerator, designed to test and support ed-tech ventures, announces it will support its first company: Echo360, a teaching and learning platform.

July 24, 2015

Virtual-Reality Sharks in the Classroom

First Sharknado, now this: An educational virtual-reality program about sharks is in development, although VR devices have been slow to market.

July 23, 2015

Lawmakers in the House Introduce Scaled-Back, Bipartisan FERPA Overhaul

After 41 years, FERPA is widely viewed as inadequate for addressing privacy challenges presented by the flood of digital devices, software, and apps into U.S. schools over the past decade.

July 22, 2015

Ed-Tech Venture Capital Boom, and the K-12 Part of the Pie: It's Complicated

Investment in ed-tech startups hit $2.3 billion in the year ending June 30, but K-12 schools aren't the largest slice of the pie, according to CB Insights.

July 22, 2015

Scaled-Back FERPA Overhaul Introduced in U.S. House

The Student Privacy Protection Act would update FERPA to ban the use of student information for targeted advertising and allow for fines of up to $1.5 million on educational agencies.

July 22, 2015

How to Innovate: Combine New Tools & New Schools

New schools development has been the most important K-12 innovation in the last 20 years. In the last five years, the most important development has been new tools. So, how can we evaluate this progress? In this blog we compare recent technology development against school model development.

July 20, 2015

Obama Seeks to Connect Public Housing Residents to Low-Cost Internet

The ConnectHome initiative aims to help close the "homework gap" by enlisting corporations to provide affordable Internet to students living in public housing.

July 17, 2015

Which Cities Are the Top Ed-Tech Hubs?

Los Angeles-area officials are trying to stoke their region's attractiveness as a hub for ed-tech companies, and other cities are trying to do the same.

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