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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 14, 2014

How Designers Can Enable and Empower Our Schools

Guest blog from My School Information Design Challenge judges Duncan Swain, Sandy Speicher and Leslie Ziegler highlighting how design can enable and empower schools.

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 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.

October 07, 2014

League of Innovative Schools' Leaders Share Ideas, and Common Frustrations

Superintendents talked about how they're approaching innovation in their districts, and what results they're seeing, in a conference held in D.C. this week.

October 03, 2014

Common-Core Testing Market Dominated by Familiar Players

An Education Week review of federally funded, common-core testing contracts shows McGraw-Hill/CTB, Pearson, and ETS winning the biggest deals.

September 25, 2014

'Innovation' in Philly Schools Has Rocky History: #TBT

Philadelphia's recent history with "innovative" high schools has been mostly discouraging, but one educator featured in a 2009 Ed Week story is still fighting to reinvent schooling.

September 15, 2014

Microsoft Announces $2.5B Deal to Buy Company Behind Minecraft

A Microsoft official pledges that the company, in acquiring the developer of Minecraft, will "nurture and grow" the enormously popular video game.

September 15, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Salesforce.com Invests $5M in San Francisco Schools

Salesforce.com recently donated $5 million to the San Francisco Unified School District. This tech company has now donated $7.7 million to SFUSD the past two years in order create better access to STEM resources.

September 08, 2014

Choosing the Right Words to Lure Financial Backers

Key phrases help companies and others raise money through Kickstarter, a study finds, and that information could help education businesses seeking support through the crowd-funding vehicle.

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