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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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12/11 03:05 pm | International Ed-Tech Opportunities, Challenges Focus of Business Forum | At the Education Business Forum, executives learned how the booming use of technology in schools around the world could open doors and stir competition.

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Two of the biggest names in technology and education philanthropy are jointly funding a $12 million initiative to support customized instruction.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
Scott Montgomery will take on the newly established position of editor-in-chief and chief content officer at Education Week and its nonprofit parent corporation, Editorial Projects in Education.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
Legal challenges and shifting politics have halted Nevada's groundbreaking education savings accounts program. Will pushback there spill over to other states?
June 9, 2017 – Education Week
Digital learning providers are trying to figure out how to respond as technology-driven, student-centered learning gathers momentum in K-12 schools.
June 7, 2017 – Education Week
More OER providers are working to provide full, coherent curricula for schools, rather than just free lessons or teaching units.
March 29, 2017 – Education Week
The disconnect between ed-tech products and education research is failing students, writes the president of Teachers College, Columbia University.
February 21, 2017 – Education Week
Three years after the demise of the education data company, the ed-tech sector is still struggling to make sense of what went wrong, and how to address persistent data-sharing challenges.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
President Trump's nominee to head the U.S. Department of Education is a major backer of a company claiming its neurofeedback technology can "fix" autism and ADHD.
February 8, 2017 – Education Week
After three decades of writing about the classroom limitations of technology, the Stanford professor talks about his observations of some promising approaches.
February 8, 2017 – Education Week
In rural communities, education is an engine of exodus rather than economic development, write Catharine Biddle and Daniella Hall.
January 18, 2017 – Education Week

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