Tracking the K-12 marketplace and new approaches to schooling, May 10, 2017. View as web page.
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Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft Battle for K-12 Market, and Loyalties of Educators
The four major technology companies are selling into K-12 districts at a time when schools’ demands for easy-to-use tools and platforms, and “personalization,” are on the rise. Read more.
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Exclusive Survey: How 4 Tech Titans Are Reshaping the Ed-Tech Landscape
EdWeek Market Brief and the Education Week Research Center surveyed a nationally representative sample of teachers and administrators about tech and education companies, their products, and their positions in the K-12 technology market. Read more.
(EdWeek Market Brief)
Pearson Explores Sale of Its U.S. K-12 Curriculum Business
The education giant cited the “slow pace of digital adoption” in U.S. K-12 schools as a key reason it is considering the sale of its online, digital and blended curriculum. Read more.
(Marketplace K-12)
Under Trump, Ed-Tech Leadership Is Big Question Mark
States are preparing to fill the void if Obama-era ed-tech initiatives lose support due to the new administration's educational and budget priorities. Read more.
(Education Week)
Vietnam’s Rapid Economic Growth, High Regard for Education Open Doors for U.S. Companies
With 92 million people, an economic growth rate of 6.5 percent, and a high regard for education, Vietnam is among the fastest-growing economies in Southeast Asia. Preview this article on EdWeek Market Brief.
(EdWeek Market Brief)
Can K-12 Education Prepare Students For 'Jobs of the Future?'
Education and training systems will struggle to equip students for a rapidly changing workforce, according to a survey of 1,408 education and technology experts. Read more.
(Digital Education)
Microsoft Unveils K-12 Operating System, Tools to Challenge Google
(Marketplace K-12)
How Networks Make the World Better
(Vander Ark on Innovation)
Special Education Data Can Improve Learning For All Students
(The Startup Blog)
Startups Reap Long-Lasting Benefits From an Innovation Cluster
(The Startup Blog)
Preparing Your Sales Reps to Take On the Slow-Moving K-12 Market
(Preview this article on EdWeek Market Brief)
K-12 Dealmaking: EVERFI Raises $190 Million; Legends of Learning, Marco Polo Raise Funds
(Marketplace K-12)
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