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What's Motivating Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' Early-Childhood Ed. Approach?

Serious questions are being asked about whether Bezos' $2 billion commitment to improve preschools and help homeless families will be driven by the right principles. (September 24, 2018)

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Fewer than one-third of America's teachers say ed-tech innovations have changed their beliefs about what school should look like, according to a new Education Week survey.
April 24, 2019 – Education Week
Effective management approaches are not skills principals typically learn through the traditional pathways of education. To fill the gap, they are turning to business programs and publications.
April 24, 2019 – Education Week
The only way an ed-tech company can have a meaningful impact in schools is by addressing a specific problem and offering a real solution.
April 24, 2019 – Education Week
From Jeff Bezos' free preschools to Andrew Carnegie's public libraries, education stands out as a favorite cause among America's wealthiest people.
December 12, 2018 – Education Week
As "personalized learning" has taken off, education and tech companies have applied the term broadly and imprecisely, contributing to confusion in the K-12 marketplace.
November 7, 2018 – Education Week
Serious questions are being asked about whether Bezos' $2 billion commitment to improve preschools and help homeless families will be driven by the right principles.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
The head of Amazon is committing a huge amount of money to create free "Montessori inspired" educational opportunities for low-income children.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
The world's richest man says he wants to help tackle one of the biggest issues in education: improving early-childhood learning.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
New smart speakers like Amazon's Alexa can help support classroom teachers, but they also spark "Big Brother"-style worries.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
Despite worries about privacy and effectiveness, tech companies are offering facial-recognition technologies to school leaders facing pressures to keep students safe.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week

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