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August 14, 2015

A Quick Letter to Ed-Tech Salespeople

One of my bigger frustrations is getting form letter emails from companies trying to sell our school district some form of educational technology. As we head into another school year, I thought I would offer a bit of advice to vendors out there who would like to work with our school district.

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.

February 27, 2015

Model 'Terms of Service' for Data Privacy Unveiled by Ed. Department

Federal officials have issued guidance to help districts review the merits of the "terms of service" on privacy issues offered by educational technology vendors.

February 26, 2015

Arkansas Gov. Directs High Schools to Offer Computer Science Classes

Arkansas schools will be required to offer computer-science classes in the 2015-16 academic year, under a new law.

February 09, 2015

Chicago School Board Member Faces Scrutiny Over Investments

Deborah Quazzo, a Chicago school board member and founder of a financial advisory company, faces questions about businesses she's invested in that are working in the city's schools.

February 01, 2015

Technology Leadership Requires a Walk in Another's Shoes

The use of technology in teaching, learning, and sharing is not a requirement that can be passed on to the teachers without an understanding of the ease and complexities involved.

January 27, 2015

Former National Geographic Society President Eyes Ed-Tech Market

Tim Kelly, who is credited with leading the society's transition into digital media, is helping to launch a game-based learning platform, according to an SEC filing.

January 26, 2015

NewSchools' Nonprofit Seed Fund Gives Way to For-Profit Investment Arm

Plans are underway to wind down the New Schools Venture Fund's seed fund, which has supported education efforts with philanthropic dollars.

January 14, 2015

New E-Rate Policies Could Trigger Ed-Tech Industry Changes, FCC Official Says

A major infusion of cash into the E-rate program, coupled with policy changes, should spark innovation in the digital industry, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel predicts.

January 06, 2015

Ed-Tech Purchasing Bottlenecks and Bureaucracy Probed in Report

The Center on Reinventing Public Education says districts need to clear away bureaucratic barriers and "imagined restrictions" in procurement.

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