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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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09/27 10:27 am | Ohio Cyber Charter Dramatically Inflated Attendance, State Audit Finds | Attendance and login records show that Ohio's Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow was paid for 9,000 students more than it should have been, according to a state audit.

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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.

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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
As more and more large, well-known companies—such as Home Depot and Target—fall victim to cyberattacks, school districts are realizing they could be next.
October 21, 2015 – Education Week
As performance-based teacher-licensure exams like the edTPA gain currency, reports of related tutoring services and online materials raise new questions.
October 21, 2015 – Education Week
The House and Senate bills to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act offer different takes on how to distribute federal aid for poor students.
October 21, 2015 – Education Week
The new organization, named Collective Shift, wants to connect schools, businesses, libraries, museums, and city leaders in efforts to build new “ecosystems of learning.”
October 21, 2015 – Education Week

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