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From Rescues to Relief, Principals' Response to Harvey Aided By Ed Tech From Rescues to Relief, Principals' Response to Harvey Aided By Ed Tech
From Facebook to Google to a popular text-messaging app, principals have used ed tech to support colleagues dealing with Hurricane Harvey. Read more.
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Marketplace Challenge: Offering Ed-Tech PD That Works, and That Educators Want Marketplace Challenge: Offering Ed-Tech PD That Works, and That Educators Want
With more computing devices and ed-tech tools flowing into K-12 classrooms, teachers need increased training in how to make them meaningful in instruction, but vendors face challenges in funding. Read more.
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Cellphones, Apps Power Learning for Syrian Refugees Cellphones, Apps Power Learning for Syrian Refugees
United Nations agencies have facilitated ed-tech programs for students in refugee camps worldwide, but the Syrian conflict has drawn an especially high level of involvement. Read more.
(Education Week)
Education Procurement Hits Two-Year High in 2nd Quarter of 2017
Of a dozen industries studied, educational services grew fastest for the second quarter of 2017, increasing 6.1 percent compared to the first quarter, Onvia’s research showed. Read more.
(Marketplace K-12)
Wisconsin District Denies Some Students Enrollment in Virtual Schools
Wisconsin law mandates an open-enrollment window, but districts have leeway in handling student applications to virtual schools at other times. Read more.
(Digital Education)
New Renaissance CEO Places His Bets on ‘Personalization’ and Global Markets New Renaissance CEO Places His Bets on ‘Personalization’ and Global Markets
The K-12 analytics and assessment company Renaissance already has a presence in 60 countries. New CEO Daniel Hamburger sees room for the company to expand globally. Read more.
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Evolution of Sexting Tests School Leaders, Students
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Amazon Unveils New Writing Curriculum for Grades 4-6
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Student Teachers Get 'Real World' Practice Via Virtual Reality
(Education Week)
New Tool Alerts Teachers When Students Give Up on Tests
(Education Week)
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A Brief History of the Ed-Tech Market and Why Startups Should Pay Attention
(The Startup Blog)
Can Banning Phones in School Curb Cyberbullying?
(Digital Education)
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