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The number of deals and amount of money being invested in the global ed market may have peaked, according to one analysis.
—Education Week

Ed-Tech Market in Flux as Investors Grow More Selective

A torrent of investment funding has flowed into the educational technology market over the past few years. But analysts see signs that the market, both globally and in the United States, is cooling off a bit. (June 7, 2016)

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Virginia B. Edwards, the editor of Education Week and president of its nonprofit parent corporation, is stepping down later this month.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
The Learning Innovation Hub program, or iHub, allows digital providers to test and get feedback on their products from classroom teachers, in a process meant to nurture improvement and innovation.
June 9, 2016 – Education Week
New initiatives aim to help schools improve piloting of ed-tech tools and make better purchasing and adoption decisions.
June 9, 2016 – Education Week
Analysts see signs that the market, both globally and in the United States, is cooling off a bit after years of intense activity.
June 8, 2016 – Education Week
A new nonprofit organization has set out to help school districts compare the prices they pay for education technology and examine the fairness and logic of their procurement practices and contracts with vendors.
March 30, 2016 – Education Week
Parents, researchers, and educators all have distinct points of view about the proper collection and use of sensitive student data.
March 30, 2016 – Education Week
As more states requiring the ACT or SAT, a gulf is opening between students with disabilities and those without, and it's caught the Justice Department's eye.
February 24, 2016 – Education Week
The Federal Trade Commission is taking a closer look at the evidence behind "brain training" products designed to boost students' attention and working memory.
February 10, 2016 – Education Week
Districts' human resource directors are starting to see platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn as key tools for reaching the current generation of prospective educators.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week

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