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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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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
For the second time in three years, Tennessee experienced major online testing disruptions, prompting new state legislation and raising questions about ESSA compliance.
May 9, 2018 – Education Week
Many teachers want to ban the popular video game from classrooms, but others are weaving students’ passion for it into classroom discussions and assignments.
May 9, 2018 – Education Week
School leaders are worried about technology. But they're also supporting its expanded use in schools, an exclusive Education Week survey finds.
April 18, 2018 – Education Week

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