There are major things about effective schooling that never go away: getting kids motivated, finding good materials, building a sense of community or relationships, nurturing persistence, quality staffing and how to cope with abundant mandated testing, state regulations, and the management of finite resources. Did I mention testing and subsequent uses of the data it generates? Oh yeah. The main reason that innovative, cage-busting ideas go bust. That and money.
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March 16, 2015
February 18, 2015
It's not exactly clear what the Reimagine Learning network will do with the $50 million start-up cash. Their mission: "Making a difference in the lives of millions of students who may be marginalized or disengaged in school because of learning and attention issues or social emotional issues." That's a lot of scratch dedicated to letting students with "issues" discover their own power and uniqueness. And here's the thing--I don't know many teachers who aren't doggedly working toward that very end already.
January 09, 2015
Apollo Education Group, parent company of the University of Phoenix, formed its own venture capital platform as it seeks to invest in budding education entrepreneurs.
July 14, 2014
What does it take to get students interested in learning entrepreneurial skills?
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.
April 07, 2014
The local NPR station ran a great story by America Abroad Media (@America_Abroad) about how government helps and harms entrepreneurs (available on iTunes). Interest in job creation and the growth in the number of incubators makes this a timely topic.
January 22, 2014
Beverly Perdue will head the Digital Learning Institute, which aims to bring educators, policymakers, and ed-tech entrepreneurs together.
June 05, 2013
The Education Department is pushing academics and entrepreneurs to translate emerging research from studies and papers into usable, commercial education products faster.
May 31, 2013
A new report urges districts and entrepreneurs to work together to improve the process through which school systems select and purchase educational technology.
April 18, 2013
Investors and startup education companies came to the ASU/GSV Education Innovation Summit in search of business opportunities.