Business and Industry

The latest news on K-12 business and industry, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Andrew Charleson, left, and Irene Song read assignments on Google Chromebooks during an advanced 6th grade reading class at Ridgeview Middle School in Gaithersburg, Md. Educators say the laptops make student and teacher collaboration easy.
—T.J. Kirkpatrick for Education Week

Chromebooks Gaining Popularity in School Districts

The low-cost, cloud-based laptops from Google accounted for nearly one-third of all mobile digital-device sales to U.S. schools in the first half of 2014. (November 11, 2014)

Issue Backgrounder

For background on this topic, see:
Privatization of Public Education

Blog: Marketplace K-12

04/01 06:26 pm | New Accelerator for Ed-Tech Startups Launches in New York City | Two ed-tech veterans have joined forces to launch an accelerator in the Big Apple to provide $170,000 in funding to each of 10 selected companies.

Blog: Digital Education

03/31 05:00 pm | Idaho's Failed Implementation of Pearson LMS Blasted in Report | A new state report uncovers serious functionality and management issues in implementing Pearson's learning management system, Schoolnet, in Idaho.

Blog: Sputnik

01/16 08:05 am | Sputnik Moves to New Orbit! | If you've enjoyed reading Sputnik as much as I've enjoyed writing it, I'm sure you'll equally enjoy reading and reacting to my blog at Huffington ...

On-Demand Webinar

Creating Community Coalitions for District Reform
Our guests discussed a partnership between The Syracuse City School District and Say Yes to Education that's intended to link public, private, and nonprofit community groups in support of the 19,000-student district.

Special Collection

Industry and Innovation
This section of Education Week examines the education marketplace and new approaches that are changing K-12 education. A grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation helps support the project.

Get RSS Feed for This Topic Latest News

New CTE programs pose a new challenge for educators: how to form deeper, longer partnerships with businesses. March 25, 2015 – Education Week
Teachers and CEOs have similar professions—too bad nobody sees it that way, writes teacher-turned-CEO Aaron Schildkrout. March 13, 2015 – Education Week
More than 40 ed-tech companies gathered in Washington for the first of several expected training sessions to help companies understand their legal obligations for protecting students' data privacy. February 24, 2015 – Education Week
The Jefferson Education Accelerator, an effort designed with help from the University of Virginia, asks companies to subject their products to independent research conducted in schools. February 16, 2015 – Education Week
State officials are scrambling to make sure their broadband network provides service to school districts, following a legal battle that has left the network's future in limbo. January 20, 2015 – Education Week
Large-scale and ambitious education initiatives hold no academic promises for students, writes researcher Hunter Gehlbach. January 6, 2015 – Education Week
The sale of ConnectEDU Inc. this year played out on a public stage, and raised concerns among school leaders and privacy experts about how its considerable trove of student data would be used. December 9, 2014 – Education Week
Many districts use needs assessments and pilot tests to set ed-tech priorities, but those efforts tend to produce little useful information for companies, the report says. November 13, 2014 – Education Week
The Federal Communications Commission, weighing new rules, received a flood of responses from educators and educational technology companies urging the agency to preserve the open Internet for schools. November 11, 2014 – Education Week
The popularity of social-media sites and the increasing ability of software to analyze information give members of the class of 2015 more online tools than ever to help chart their next step. November 4, 2014 – Education Week

Most Popular Stories

Viewed

Emailed

Recommended

Commented