Can Companies Like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap?

Tom Murray

Can Companies like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap? Over the past few years, districts have been working diligently to close the access gap to support students, particularly those most in need. So can companies such as Facebook further support home access for students?

7 Ways to Close the Access Gap

Tom Murray

Over the past few years, districts have been working diligently to close the access gap (coined in D.C. The statistics regarding the need are clear and I believe that equity in access is one of the main issues facing school leaders today.

?How Apple, Salesforce and Other “Platform” Companies Can Help Close the Skills Gap


But there is a disconnect between the skills that students are being taught and those that employers require, and we face the stark prospect that one-third of jobs in 2020 will require skills that aren’t common today. For learners to qualify for work that pays well and for companies to source the talent they need, the market around skills-based education needs to evolve quickly to train students in the technology platforms now required for the jobs they seek.

6 Things Every High School Senior Should Have Access To Before Graduation

EdNews Daily

Projections show that by 2020, 43% of the U.S. During senior year in high school, all students should have access, knowledge, and experience within these top six areas of education below. Before high school graduation, every senior should have access to financial education.

20 By 2020: Quizlet’s Big Revenue Ambitions From Third-Party Content Partners


The bootstrapped, San Francisco-based company claimed it was profitable thanks to its free popular digital flashcards, for which users could pay an annual subscription to get additional features. Then in 2015, the company took a gamble: It raised $12 million for its first round of outside investment. Today the company has nearly 60 full-time staff, almost quadruple the number from early 2015. For its first 10 years, Quizlet was humming along just fine.

Adobe Flash End of Life & the Threat to Education


Adobe Flash end of life in 2020 is soon arriving. For over 25 years, Adobe has been one of the largest and most diversified software companies in the world. So why is this star falling at the end of 2020? Education end of Flash Flash 2020Quick Take: A waning of an era.

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Luxury private student housing further divides rich and poor on campuses

The Hechinger Report

A British company called Scape said it is planning to invest $1 billion in private off-campus housing for 2,000 students in Boston, with a goal of eventually expanding that to 20,000. The company has plans to add another 20,000 beds by the fall of 2020.

New early-college high school to pair students with neuroscientists

The Hechinger Report

The students are in a pilot class of what will become the Max Planck Academy, set to enroll between 35 and 50 high school juniors in 2020. K-12 News Personalized Learning STEM Technology access

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As jobs grow hard to fill, businesses join the drive to push rural residents toward college

The Hechinger Report

With worker shortages hitting industries nationwide, their companies — and many states’ economies — depend on it. “No About three-quarters of Colorado jobs will require some education beyond high school by 2020, Baer said.

An Rx for poverty? A career in nursing

The Hechinger Report

Benjamin Pring, co-founder of the Center for the Future of Work at technology company Cognizant. In 2010, the Institute of Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation issued an influential report calling for 80 percent of nurses to hold bachelor’s degrees by 2020.

Can You Say Unicorn? Duolingo Raises $30 Million at $1.5 Billion Valuation


For the third time this year, an American education technology company is laying claim to the magical “unicorn” status. To date, company has raised $138 million. A Duolingo spokesperson says the company expects to break even this year and be cashflow positive in 2020.

How free college tuition in one country exposes unexpected pros and cons

The Hechinger Report

She’d get little argument from Alt, the president of Freie Universität, outside of whose office in a renovated art deco former fire insurance company headquarters are still mementoes of that Kennedy visit, including the original notes of JFK’s speech.

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Creating a Vision for Your School and Getting Buy In from Stakeholders

The CoolCatTeacher

But Lynn, right now, you’re excited about what you’re calling TL 2020. What is TL 2020? TL 2020 is our teaching and learning initiative in Salisbury Township School District. We spent quite a bit of time visioning for TL 2020, and continuing to evolve our vision.

Innovators Worth Watching: Thriving on an upmarket trajectory, part 1

The Christensen Institute

Disruptive innovations have the potential to redefine higher education, expanding access to affordable learning opportunities and forging a framework based on skills rather than prestige. In our Innovators Worth Watching series, we have profiled nine such companies to date.

Even with help, Olympic athletes struggle to balance their sports with college

The Hechinger Report

About 1,600 paying students at DeVry have filed claims for loan forgiveness, saying the school defrauded or misled them, according to the Century Foundation , a nonpartisan think tank, and its parent company has reached a tentative deal to sell it.).

Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university


According to the report, the EdTech industry will reach a global value of $252 billion by 2020. For instance, Osso VR is a virtual reality technology company founded on the principle of training surgeons with real world skills that can be directly applied when in the operating room.

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Advocacy Group to DOJ: Cengage-McGraw Hill Merger Could Create a ‘Platform Monopoly’ in Education


An open-access advocacy group on Wednesday sent a formal filing to the U.S. Leaders of the two companies have, in fact, publicly stated that they plan to create an unlimited subscription service that would combine all of both company’s digital titles if the merger is allowed to proceed.

To the next President of the World Bank—it’s time to switch it up

The Christensen Institute

Market-creating innovations create new markets that serve people for whom either no products existed or existing products were not accessible for a variety of reasons, including cost or the lack of expertise required for their use. By 2020, the industry is forecast to provide $20.5

Riipen Raises $3.75 Million to Unite College Students and Employers Via Course Projects


The platform could pair them up for projects, and students would end the project with a presentation of their findings and work to companies in exchange for course credit. “It says company CEO and co-founder Dana Stephenson. office in 2020.

On World Poverty Day, why ending poverty is not enough

The Christensen Institute

These types of innovations transform complicated and expensive products into ones that are simple and affordable, so many more people can access them. Without access to mobile phones and easy communication, people had to trek miles to visit family members or relay an urgent message.

The Newest U.S. Education Technology Venture Fund? Look to Japan


EduLab Ventures is a new offshoot from EduLab , which is the parent company of JIEM, a Japan-based research and assessment group. But now, the company feels confident to invest on its own. “We It will also boast a small AI team in its Boston office that will work closely with portfolio companies. Japan’s interest in education technology is also part of a broader strategy led by the government to modernize its infrastructure as it gears up for the 2020 Olympics, says Wada.

Mentor Collective Raises $3 Million to Connect College Students and Advisers


If we didn’t find that, a week or two weeks may have led to failing the class,” says White, 67, who at the time was managing director of student access and success at the private Pennsylvania school of 7,000 students. This brings the company’s total funding to date to $4.73

Girls Who Code: The Citizenship Question Poses ‘Dire Consequences’ for Education Equity


In the coming days, the Supreme Court of the United States is expected to rule on a big change to the upcoming 2020 census—the Trump Administration’s proposed addition of an overtly racist question about U.S. And they represent exactly zero of the CEOs of Fortune 500 tech companies.

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Power Up Your Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

Pause a second and think about companies such as Uber and Airbnb. respectively by 2020. Cost and ease of access will only lead to more schools and districts going down this path. Persistent access to high-speed Internet in and out of school.

Motion Capture and More: How Apple Is Revolutionizing Augmented Reality


Augmented Reality (AR) has exploded in the past few years, mainly due to the easy access provided by our mobile devices. The new ARKit 3 options have inspired these companies to consider ways to bring the previously impossible learning experiences into your classroom through easy to use apps.

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Dear Business Roundtable: Social Responsibility Starts by Changing Perceptions of Talent


companies, affirmed a commitment from America’s leading companies to create value not just for their shareholders but for every stakeholder, including customers, employees, suppliers, and communities. There is a talent crisis in America.

PowerSchool Completes Schoology Purchase in March Toward ‘Unified’ K-12 Data Ecosystem


Four years ago, when Hardeep Gulati took over as CEO of PowerSchool, the company numbered around 400 employees. The New York-based company has received more than $57 million in investment capital.

Wonderful World of Wearables in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Given that research predicts a 46% growth of wearables in education between now and 2020, we all need to understand them. Furthermore, those pictures can be stored and accessed later when needed. Memorization may become even more irrelevant as facts become more accessible.

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In a New Survey, Teachers Say There’s a Disconnect in Computer Science Education


Commissioned by Microsoft, in time for Computer Science Education Week, the survey was conducted by public opinion and data company YouGov, who surveyed 540 K-12 teachers. The majority of respondents (80 percent) also think big tech companies like Microsoft, Apple and Google should step in and help kids learn computer science skills. But for now, big tech companies are happy to play a major role in bringing computer science to students in the US.

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The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017


As Secretary Duncan’s chief of staff wrote at the time, the Common Core was intended to create a national market for book publishers, technology companies , testing corporations, and other vendors.”. Billion has been invested in US K-12 education technology companies since 2010.

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Hour of Code: How Students Can Build Their Own Apps

Ask a Tech Teacher

Websites like have a great approach to making coding accessible to all kids but still, too few students think they are smart enough to do these jobs. Teachers can access a curriculum and resources for teaching.

5G and Edtech?


If the price is right and various regulations and standards fall into place, it could mean a faster, more reliable platform to access online learning opportunities. First, there was sneakernet. Then came the information superhighway. Next up? The Cloud.

Verto Education Raises $6.3 Million Seed Round to Bring More College Students Abroad


In the latter, he lived with a cacao farmer without electricity or internet access, helping the farmer start building a garage by hand. “I The company hopes to improve its study-abroad offerings with a newly raised $6.3 ApplyBoard and CollegeDekho are two such companies.

Tell Your Students – These Professions are Hiring Big Time

EdNews Daily

Professional athletes and actors make big money, and those professions seem a lot more accessible to many young people than say, a computer analyst or someone working in the space industry. By 2020, the number of jobs for all U.S. By Charles Sosnik.

Can This Be the K-12 Edtech Marketplace That Finally Succeeds?


To do that, it is partnering with Games and Learning , a for-profit company, to build a new marketplace for online educational materials, particularly games. Having access to First Book’s built-in audience of 430,000 educators could give this latest effort an advantage, she adds.

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