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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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Some states are enacting policies that give teachers a bigger role in what products and materials they use in the classroom.
December 5, 2012 – Education Week
Allowing carefully chosen brands in public schools would help schools today and the economy in years to come, Mickey Freeman writes.
November 7, 2012 – Education Week
The district, a five-time finalist, won for its efforts to narrow achievement gaps, and improve instruction and management.
October 31, 2012 – Education Week
An ambitious proposal from two economists attempts to create a "Consumer Reports" for educational technology.
October 17, 2012 – Education Week
Imagine K12, the biggest startup incubator in the United States specifically for education technology, brings in educators to critique entrepreneurs’ product ideas.
September 19, 2012 – Education Week
There are 11 companies in the current cohort of Imagine K12, the only startup incubator program specifically for K-12 education technology. But the entrepreneurs that make up those companies come from a wide variety of backgrounds. They range in age from 18 to 51. Some have worked as classroom teachers, others have worked in quantitative finance, but all of them bring a unique set of skills to the table.
September 17, 2012 – Education Week
Programs geared toward mobile-app development engage students through technology, business, and marketing.
June 13, 2012 – Digital Directions
The number of learning-management-system companies is growing fast, making it more difficult for district leaders to identify the best ones.
June 13, 2012 – Digital Directions
As technology brings venture capital and startup culture into K-12 education, ideas hatched in academia are making their way into the marketplace.
May 16, 2012 – Education Week
Grants to prominent K-12 groups often helps underwrite activities touching on sensitive areas of education policy.
May 16, 2012 – Education Week

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