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Gates, Zuckerberg Teaming Up on Personalized Learning

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 20, 2017)

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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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02/22 03:04 pm | Students Spoke Out After Fla. School Shooting. Then Internet Trolls Attacked. | Online disinformation campaigns are a disturbing part of the new information landscape and require a multi-faceted response, says Data & Society researcher Joan Donovan.

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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 building a huge K-12 footprint with free solutions to address challenges, the company will charge schools to tackle of one of ed tech’s most glaring problems.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
K-12 leaders are trying to prepare for a post-"net neutrality" world by reviewing their contracts with internet service providers to protect the flow of internet content.
January 17, 2018 – Education Week
The evidence for personalized learning is still "very weak," say leading researchers studying the movement. But there are reasons to be encouraged - and patient.
November 8, 2017 – Education Week
Artificial intelligence, learning avatars, and other innovations will be game-changers for education in the coming years, writes researcher Peter W. Cookson Jr.
October 11, 2017 – Education Week
The rapidly evolving nature of the workplace has schools struggling to prepare students for jobs that might not exist yet.
September 27, 2017 – Education Week
Robots won't put teachers out of a job soon, but tutoring systems powered by artificial intelligence might well change classroom practice.
September 27, 2017 – Education Week
Colorado has launched a statewide program to create paid apprenticeships for high school students in high-need industries.
September 27, 2017 – Education Week
The use of electronic badges to document the evolving skills of K-12 and college students, and adult workers, is gaining ground.
September 27, 2017 – Education Week
A Consumer Reports-style review dissects six major textbook series used in America's high schools. Read how they fared.
September 13, 2017 – Education Week
Language in the sweeping federal law—added at the urging of the film, music, and publishing industries—advises schools to get the message out about copyright laws.
August 30, 2017 – Education Week

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