Tracking the K-12 marketplace and new approaches to schooling, September 13, 2017. View as web page.
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Amazon Unveils New Writing Curriculum for Grades 4-6
Amazon will use its TenMarks brand to introduce an online writing curriculum built on the platform it has in place for math. Read more.
(Marketplace K-12)
Opportunities and Risks: A Hard Look at the Adult Education Market Opportunities and Risks: A Hard Look at the Adult Education Market
There’s a strong demand in the adult education market for small, “micro” doses of content that engage learners, and are connected to their job-training goals. Read more.
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An Unlikely ESSA Provision: Warning on Copyright Piracy
Language in the sweeping federal law—added at the urging of the film, music, and publishing industries—advises schools to get the message out about copyright laws. Read more.
(Education Week)
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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Tax Breaks for Big-Box Stores Can Drain Money From Schools Tax Breaks for Big-Box Stores Can Drain Money From Schools
Using a tactic known as "dark store theory," some corporate retailers aggressively pursue property tax breaks that can end up costing public schools and local communities hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual revenue. Read more.
(Education Week)
Are Student-Privacy Laws Getting in the Way of Education Research?
(Education Week)
School Improvement Hinges on Access to Student Data
(Education Week)
In the California Education Market, Districts Shaping Demand for New Products, Services
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Education Procurement Hits Two-Year High in 2nd Quarter of 2017
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Credit Recovery May Be Flawed, But It's Fixable
(Education Week)
Facebook Giving Virtual-Reality Kits to Every Arkansas High School
(Digital Education)
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