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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos walks onstage during a product launch at the Amazon headquarters in Seattle.
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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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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
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recently invested as much as $5.5 million in Neurocore, a company that experts say makes questionable claims based on weak scientific evidence.
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
Using a tactic known as "dark store theory," some corporate retailers aggressively pursue property tax breaks that can end up costing public schools and local communities hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual revenue.
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
Two of the biggest names in technology and education philanthropy are jointly funding a $12 million initiative to support customized instruction.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week

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