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June 26, 2015

Amplify Reported to Be Dropping School Tablet Business

BloombergBusiness reports that Amplify, which launched tablets for K-12 in 2013, will abandon the hardware business. The company counters that it is "still fulfilling orders" for tablets.

March 16, 2015

Those Amazing, Groundbreaking Schools of the Future!

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.

April 02, 2014

New York Pulls Plug on inBloom as Student-Data Partner

New York state reversed its plans to have inBloom, the education technology provider, load student data into the cloud, adding another setback to the organization.

March 07, 2014

Tech-Supported Learning is Focus of SXSWedu Conference

Leaders from education, business and the tech world talked about how schools are making the transition to using technology at the SXSWedu conference.

March 05, 2014

School Leader Explains Where Ed-Tech Partnerships Can Go Wrong

When ed-tech companies approach schools, they often do so with disregard for the dynamics of a successful relationship, says Chris Lehmann, Science Leadership Academy principal.

March 05, 2014

Hunger for Knowledge of Ed. Market Generates 650 Percent Growth for SXSWedu

Ed-tech business owners are learning about venture capital opportunities, educators' expectations, and what the competition is doing at the South by Southwest education conference.

August 30, 2013

Good & Bad Marriages: Philanthropic Partnerships

Local philanthropic partnerships can leverage resources to attack big problems but they are challenging to create. Between us, we've created hundreds of local and initiative-based funding alliances, so we've seen our share of good and bad marriages.

March 07, 2013

Bill Gates Closes Out SXSWedu With Insights on K-12 Innovation

Bill Gates closed the education program at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, with remarks on the state of educational technology.

March 06, 2013

At SXSWedu, a 7th Grader Offers a Lesson in Innovation

A demonstration by a 13-year-old offers a highlight at the South by Southwest Conference and reflects many of the event's core themes.

March 06, 2013

Amid Busy SXSWedu Conference, Amplify Unveils K-12 Tablet

Nearly 4,000 educators, consultants, researchers, and company reps are here in Austin for the SXSWedu gathering where Amplify unveiled a new tablet for schools.

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