Tracking the K-12 marketplace and new approaches to schooling, February 8, 2017. View as web page.
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Twitter Tops Teachers' Social Media Lists, But Other Tools in High Rotation, Too Twitter Tops Teachers' Social Media Lists, But Other Tools in High Rotation Too
Teachers report they are turning to Twitter, Facebook, and Google most often for social media use around education, an EdWeek Market Brief survey finds. Preview this article on EdWeek Market Brief.
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Schools Can Evaluate Their Own Ed Tech With 'Rapid Cycle' Coaching Tool
A free, online “rapid-cycle” ed tech evaluation tool is being used by more schools to conduct tests on the effectiveness of the ed-tech they use. Read more.
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'Class Clowns' Author Outlines the Challenges of Mastering the K-12 Market 'Class Clowns' Author Outlines the Challenges of Mastering the K-12 Market
Jonathan Knee, an investment banker and Columbia Business School professor, discusses his findings on the failures and successes of education businesses. Preview this article on EdWeek Market Brief.
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States Step Up to Help Districts With Ed-Tech Procurement
Officials from Tennessee and Wisconsin told school leaders at the Future of Education Technology Conference how their states are helping districts with ed-tech purchasing. Read more.
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Email Marketing: Generating Sales Leads vs. Alienating Potential Customers Email Marketing: Generating Sales Leads vs. Alienating Potential Customers
To improve the effectiveness of e-mail marketing, education companies should customize messages to specific groups and provide value such as product discounts or links to experts. Preview this article on EdWeek Market Brief.
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British Ed Tech Startups Look to Upside Amid Brexit Turmoil
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Ajit Pai, Opponent of Net Neutrality and E-Rate Policies, Named FCC Chair
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'LearnLaunch' Speakers See Artificial Intelligence, Learning Sciences Shaping Future of K-12
(Marketplace K-12)
Boulder Schools CIO Left Tech Giant Sun Microsystems for a K-12 Gig
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A Growing Need for Ed-Tech—and Teacher Training—in the Middle East
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