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October 23, 2014

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Launches Internal Tech Incubator

HMH Labs will attempt to bring about educational innovation through the "experimentation. and rapid prototyping of new technology solutions."

October 21, 2014

Is Boston Poised to Be the Ed-Tech Capital?

With its combination of Ivy League and prestigious tech schools, and some of the best K-12 systems in the country, Massachusetts is poised to be a leader in the much-anticipated educational-tech explosion that is expected in the next few years.

October 19, 2014

The Benefits of Accomplishment-Based Education

We need to make all education about real-world accomplishment. Our kids should leave school not with a transcript of grades, but with a resume of real-world accomplishments.

October 16, 2014

'Smart' Venture Capital Firms Making Fewer Ed-Tech Deals, Analysis Finds

While money continues to pour into ed tech at a strong pace, the number of deals by "smart-money VC firms" has slowed in 2014, according to CB Insights.

October 16, 2014

The Best Means to BECOMING is Real-World Accomplishment

If the goal of education is for students to become good, capable, world-improving people, "learning" is a necessary but insufficient route for getting there — the far superior route to get there is real-world accomplishment.

October 13, 2014

Every Student Can Become a Good, Capable, and World-Improving Person

"Becoming" may be harder to quantify than some of the things we measure today in education, but it is the right goal for our students — and we do not have a hard time recognizing it.

October 13, 2014

New York City's iZone Undergoes Changing of the Guard

New York City schools' innovation zone, an effort to identify new ways to bring technology and innovative approaches into classrooms, is experiencing major changes in its leadership.

October 10, 2014

Testing Company DRC Protests Award of Contract in South Carolina

The Data Recognition Corporation is protesting a South Carolina award to the ACT company to conduct grade 3-11 tests, a contract potentially worth $58 million.

October 09, 2014

The Goal of Education is BECOMING (Not Learning)

The real goal of education and school is NOT learning, it's BECOMING a good, capable and world-improving person. Learning is but a means to becoming — and we shouldn't confuse the means with the goal.

October 07, 2014

Company Known for Student Surveys Unveils New Tool for Teachers

Tripod, perhaps best known for its work on student surveys for a Gates foundation study of teacher effectiveness, announced this week it will provide free surveys to teachers.

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