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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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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
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

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