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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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10/24 09:02 am | Pediatricians Shift Stance on Electronic Media Use for Young Children | Instead of urging a blanket prohibition on media use for children under 2 years old, the American Academy of Pediatricians urges families to adopt a personalized "media ...

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The sweeping federal law contains specific language that allows states and local education agencies to channel block grant money focused on technology toward open materials.
January 20, 2016 – Education Week
From classroom cameras to new personalization algorithms, tech startup AltSchool is raising new questions about educational surveillance and unregulated data science experiments.
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
The push for wider and better use of data dashboards is seen as a key component of scaling up personalized learning efforts.
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
A new service from Education Week includes an online portal to a range of news and analysis about the school market.
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
After miscalculating expected revenues, lawmakers in a number of mineral-dependent states are preparing to debate alternative sources of funding for state school aid.
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
The number of students without adequate Internet connections in school has been cut in half over the past two years, EducationSuperHighway study finds.
December 2, 2015 – Education Week
States get the chance to buy only parts of the consortium's common-core-aligned tests, instead of the whole system, and can pick their own vendor.
December 2, 2015 – Education Week
A new cadre of school leadership programs emphasizes knowledge of practices from the business world.
November 4, 2015 – Education Week
Stretching limited dollars to expand educational opportunities will require some creative thinking and better sharing of lessons learned, school business officers suggested at a recent conference.
November 4, 2015 – Education Week
Amid an ongoing debate over the use of student data, K-12 systems have quietly begun linking children's educational records with information from other government agencies.
October 21, 2015 – Education Week

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