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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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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
Scott Montgomery will take on the newly established position of editor-in-chief and chief content officer at Education Week and its nonprofit parent corporation, Editorial Projects in Education.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
Legal challenges and shifting politics have halted Nevada's groundbreaking education savings accounts program. Will pushback there spill over to other states?
June 9, 2017 – Education Week
Digital learning providers are trying to figure out how to respond as technology-driven, student-centered learning gathers momentum in K-12 schools.
June 7, 2017 – Education Week
More OER providers are working to provide full, coherent curricula for schools, rather than just free lessons or teaching units.
March 29, 2017 – Education Week

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