Ten ed tech companies, chosen as part of the Software and Information Industry Association's innovation incubator program, will showcase their businesses tomorrow in New York.
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December 09, 2013
December 03, 2013
Sebastian Thrun, the entrepreneur credited with helping launch "massive, open, online courses," now says the evidence shows MOOCs are not helping students in higher education.
November 27, 2013
Recently we highlighted "35 High Schools Worth Visiting." That led to a request for a similar compilation of inspiring elementary and middle schools. Far from exhaustive, our list includes schools that achieve extraordinary results, create powerful learning experiences, and/or have created innovative technology blends.
November 26, 2013
To Smil's point, real improvement is not going to fall like "manna from heaven" into our schools, nor is it going to come from "fairy-tale solutions," no matter how many apps we can access. For all schools, independent, private, public, it's going to take real effort--better policies and more thoughtful and intentional practices--to move education forward.
November 22, 2013
John Dewey is alive and well on the southern shore of Lake Erie. You can hear his influence loud and clear in a handful of inspired teachers ready to make change at Lakewood High School in west Cleveland. They won a Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) grant and intend to open a Maker Space in the next year or two that will eventually educate 400 high school students.
November 19, 2013
Longtime publishing house HarperCollins will give e-book provider Curriculet access to its extensive list of titles.
November 19, 2013
Intel Corp. has bought Kno, an educational software company with a digital content library featuring an estimated 225,000 college and K-12 resources.
November 13, 2013
Last year we published a list of 14 high schools worth visiting. We've visited and profiled some great new schools this year so it was time to update our list. Following are 35 schools that personalize and blend learning; they challenge students with real work and ask them to show what they know. Time to hit the road!
November 08, 2013
The shift to Common Core and digital learning is a great opportunity but it will also take an ecosystem of creative capacity. That's why high on my recent list of 10 Things Every State Should Do Now was "support an incubator like 4.0 Schools."
October 25, 2013
School networks were the big K-12 development of the last decade. Managed networks including Achievement First, Aspire, DSST, IDEA, Success, Uncommon, and YES achieved scale and uniformly high performance. School developers like KIPP, New Tech Network, and Expeditionary Learning build national networks of schools that share a common model and some support services. Both CMOs and school developers made it easier to open and sustain a good school.