5 Creative Ways to Connect Young Adults to Reading

The CoolCatTeacher

Their flexible, self-paced courses are available for graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners or for continuing education units that meet your state requirements. Currently I am a member of the 2020 Newbery Committee and the AASL Best Websites Committee.

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


This brings the company’s total funding to date to $4.73 The company focuses on serving three audiences: adult and online learners, first-year students and those seeking career development. The pair meet through video, phone or in person. “A

Edtech’s Hidden Shortage: Women Directors


In just over a decade, 20 independent education companies have raised more than $2.7 Collectively, 116 directors serve on the boards of these privately-held companies. As much as one-third of edtech companies started during that time have a female CEO or founder. While corporate boards seldom draw the attention of end users, they set the strategic path and hold the power to make fundamental decisions about the companies.

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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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Kahoot Earns a $376M Valuation After Disney Investment—and Is Looking to Acquire


But a recent investment from one of the biggest names in the entertainment business is valuing the company in the hundreds of millions. TechCrunch reports that the deal gives the company a $376 million valuation. That may seem like a lofty figure for a company expecting to make $2 million in revenue this year. In its presentation, the company claims it will reach 100 million monthly active users by the end of 2018. million 2020 and $53.2

Here’s Why Teachers Adopt New Tech — and Why They Don’t


When assessing return, teachers look for the following: Will It Help Meet Learning Objectives? A teacher’s primary goal is to get students to meet standards-based learning objectives. If the technology supports this, it meets the primary requirement.

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

EdNews Daily

Projections show that by 2020, 43% of the U.S. Meeting with business leaders and entrepreneurs. Meeting with business leaders and entrepreneurs are excellent ways for students to build new relationships and potentially find life-long mentors.

Power Up Your Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

Pause a second and think about companies such as Uber and Airbnb. respectively by 2020. Times are a changing in case you haven’t noticed. We have seen disruptive innovation across so many different sectors of society.

Technology Is Helping Prison Education Programs Scale. What’s the Catch?


It’s estimated that by 2020, two-thirds of jobs will require a postsecondary degree, but only 6 percent of incarcerated individuals in the U.S. New momentum, she adds, is driven largely by the federal Second Chance Pell program that was introduced in 2015 and recently extended through 2020.

Educational Leadership for Social Good


I wanted to learn more about Jennifer’s perspective on edtech for social good, and after an introduction from Al, she was kind enough to meet with me via Hangout to share more of her work.

The Clock Is Ticking for This Edtech Buyer to Find a Deal


If it seems baffling that companies with no revenue can raise money from private investors ( ahem , as some edtech startups did in the early 2010’s), then EdTechX Holdings might just sound outright crazy at first. EdTechX Holdings is a “special purpose acquisition company,” or SPAC for short. It raises money from the public with the explicit purpose of acquiring a private company. That company then becomes publicly-held, usually through a process known as a reverse merger.

OK Go Wants to Launch Your Students’ Art Experiment Into Space


Shuttling the projects beyond the atmosphere will be the New Shepard spacecraft, built by Blue Origin, Jeff Bezo’s space company. It was a perfect meeting of minds because they’re very much about the type of joy, wonder and creativity that we are in pursuit of,” says Kulash. That meeting led to the creation of the OK Go Sandbox , a collaboration between the band and the University of St.

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Should the ‘gig economy’ factor into a college education?

The Christensen Institute

As postsecondary institutions scramble to better meet the needs of today’s students, what does the burgeoning ‘gig economy’ mean for higher education? Estimates for the size of the gig economy vary, but some estimates place it as high as 34% of the current workforce and project that it could reach 43% by the year 2020.

Outsourcing campus IT: what next?

Bryan Alexander

million for 2020 – a 25-percent increase from four years ago.” Problems arise when those that depend on seamless access (users, customers, students, professors, meeting planners) aren't included in outsourcing planning.

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Golden State GDPR: What the Edtech Industry Should Know About CA’s New Privacy Rules


Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill into law on the same day, and the CCPA is set to become effective on January 1, 2020. This is a game-changing law that will impact companies in the U.S. Rather, the impact will be felt by all companies that collect personal information of California residents—including those involving minors, which disproportionately impacts K-12 education technology. It also restricts a company’s ability to limit liability in the end user agreement.

Could California’s big investment in children and families be a model for the country?

The Hechinger Report

At the time, in 2015, Stewart was working as an administrative assistant at a small company that made kombucha, a fermented tea. Because she was working for a small company with fewer than 20 employees, she had no job protection under California or federal law.

Online Higher Education in India Comes Full Circle


In 2012, the government of India stated that it would need to build 1,000 new universities and an astounding 50,000 new colleges by 2020 to meet expected demand as its population and workforce continued to grow. With over 750 universities and more than 38,000 colleges today— compared to roughly 650 universities and 25,000 colleges in 2012—the country looks unsurprisingly unlikely to meet that objective.

Should I Stay or Should I Go? An Opinionated Guide to Changing Edtech Industry Conferences


They’re abbreviations for major conferences for companies in the education industry. They have upended the industry and how it’s reflected in the events that cater to industry companies, investors, and executives at every level from preschool to workforce learning. Everyone from large company CEOs and major investors to startups and nonprofit institutions attend. Next: ASU GSV Summit, San Diego, March 30 - April 1, 2020. Next: SXSW EDU, Austin, March 9-12, 2020.

‘They just saw me as a dollar sign’: How some certificate schools profit from vulnerable students

The Hechinger Report

For-profit schools, such as Salter and others owned by its parent company, Premier Education Group, have zeroed in on this market. The company agreed to a total settlement of $3.74 The company agreed to a $3.4 But the company is also expanding.

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.

Finding Innovation in Google Apps for Education


By 2020, Google Apps for Education is predicted to have over 110 million users, due in part to the ease with which districts can use Google’s free suite of tools to encourage classroom collaboration. I use Google Docs to develop collaborative meeting agendas with a team of administrators.

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Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology


Although the pessimists correctly observe that many questionable edtech startups have been over-funded and over-hyped these past few years (and some of the biggest are likely to crash to Earth in the near future), it’s simultaneously true that the next decade is likely to see the birth and growth of some of the most transformative education companies of this century. More than 80 percent of the edtech startups created in the past five years will not survive through 2020.

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OPINION: These big universities put rivalries aside to raise graduation rates for low-income students

The Hechinger Report

. Bryce Nelson, a marketing major at the University of Central Florida, had a full class schedule and worked 35 to 40 hours a week at jobs on and off campus, to make ends meet.

How This Business Simulation Prepared My Students for 21st-Century Careers


This half of the class emphasizes things like effective communication and a strong emotional intelligence, skills that rank among the top 10 traits that will be sought after by employers in 2020. Starting salaries for IS majors prove to be 21 percent higher than general business school graduates, and SAP remains at the forefront of this market—91 percent of Forbes Global 2,000 companies are customers of SAP , making it a leader in business software.

$5.5 billion will expand care for thousands of kids in California, but it may not be enough

The Hechinger Report

At the time, in 2015, Stewart was working as an administrative assistant at a small company that made kombucha, a fermented tea. Because she was working for a small company with fewer than 20 employees, she had no job protection under California or federal law.

What’s school without grade levels?

The Hechinger Report

By the fall of 2020, all Northern Cass students will plot their own academic courses to high school graduation, while sticking with same-age peers for things like gym class and field trips.

Q&A: Rod Houpe Uses Evidence to Drive Change in Schools

EdTech Magazine

There is also an expectation that 50 billion “things” will be connected to the internet by 2020 , according to Cisco’s Internet of Things report. Her company learned that the holistic approach is what impacts school in the most positive way, addressing the health and needs of the entire organization. At CMS, this means meeting people where they are and incorporating that sensibility into professional development. Q&A: Rod Houpe Uses Evidence to Drive Change in Schools.

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Pearson asks N.J. students for help designing new digital products

eSchool News

Nine New Jersey elementary middle school students are joining forces with Pearson designers and developers to help the company design features for digital learning solutions. According to the STEM Coalition , by 2020, there will be 9.2

How the 6 'E's of Social Can Get More Traction to Your Tweets


Big consumer brands like fast food chains and tech companies pour tons of money into understanding the behaviors of Gen Z and using modern-day marketing techniques to reach them. While student-facing edtech companies, colleges and even educators looking to reach this group may know that appealing to Gen Z is essential, many don’t know where to start. Here’s a great example: Your best friends are waiting to meet you.

Coding in the Classroom: Six Tips to Get Even Reluctant Teachers—and Students—Started


Problems (that we all know about) Educators across the globe are increasingly familiar with the staggering statistics: Between 2010 and 2020, STEM jobs growth will outpace all other jobs at 1 8.7% , leading to an estimated 1.1 Companies like Intel and Apple have launched diversity initiatives, but we have much work to do. “I can barely fix a printer. If there is a non-tech way to do something, I will find it,” says Shanti Williams, a teacher at P.S. 34 Oliver H.

?New Report Spells Out How to Connect 6.5M Students in Schools Without Internet


The overall outlook in the 2017 State of the States report appears rosy: 94 percent of school districts meet the Federal Communications Commission’s minimum connectivity standards, and 88 percent of schools self-report that they have sufficient Wi-Fi in their classrooms. The country’s schools are already two years ahead of connectivity benchmarks set by the FCC in 2014, which aimed to get every school connected by 2020.

OPINION: How does this college provide full scholarships for its entire student body without tuition or federal funding?

The Hechinger Report

Luis is already employed full time in construction management and ultimately wants to start and run his own construction company, following the example of many very successful graduates who came before him. Luis Torres ‘17 at Williamson’s graduation.

The Pin that Popped the Textbook Bubble: Open (Notes for my 2015 #sxswedu talk)

iterating toward openness

The major publishers are publicly traded companies with growth and earnings expectations they have to meet. And when the number of units you sell is dropping, the only way to meet revenue goals is to raise prices on the few units you do sell. However, should it turn out that some of this company’s products are effective (or more effective than their competitors’ offerings), what do you suppose will happen to pricing?

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Have a Bold Idea for Education? Here's How to Apply for Funding from NewSchools


In fact, it prompted us to increase our goal for Black and Latino leaders in the education sector—from 30 percent to 40 percent—by the year 2020. While there is certainly no shortage of edtech products for the classroom, there are some areas where the market has not developed adequately to meet the need—such as early learning. August is often a sleepy month, when many are focused on enjoying the last bit of summer before the busy fall season begins.

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This Year’s ASU+GSV Summit Is Hard to Describe. Here’s Our Best Attempt.


Women entrepreneurs made up more than a third of the presenting companies. In an interview with EdSurge at the conference, General Assembly CEO Jake Schwartz said he was excited to continue to lead the operation, which will retain the brand and operate as a division of Adecco, and gain better connection to industry partners through the new parent company. One of its investments announced this week is in Aula , a London-based company that just closed a $4.2

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: March 24, 2017 School district to retain IT department | The Sentinel → Several members of the IT department were present at Thursday’s meeting to urge the board not to outsource IT services to a company that proposed to do so. Tagged on: March 23, 2017 Why You Should Care About The Supreme Court Case On Toner Cartridges | Consumerist → Can a company that sold you something use its patent on that product to control how you choose to use after you buy it?

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The Digital Transition: When Will Schools Be Transformed?

EdNews Daily

In other words, is the school or district able to deliver, in a stable, long-term manner, complete packages of learning for their students digitally and graduate them, not necessarily based on grades, but by readiness and skills to enter the world of 2020 and beyond? By Leilani Cauthen.

How a Blind Student Who Felt Locked Out of STEM Classes Challenged—and Changed—Her University


Wichita State now has until 2020 to complete all of its pledged reforms, and officials are working to share their process with other colleges so those institutions can help their students before lawyers have to get involved. At a recent faculty meeting at Wichita State turned, tensions rose as administrators announced their plans to improve the accessibility of course materials on the campus.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: March 24, 2017 School district to retain IT department | The Sentinel → Several members of the IT department were present at Thursday’s meeting to urge the board not to outsource IT services to a company that proposed to do so. Tagged on: March 23, 2017 Why You Should Care About The Supreme Court Case On Toner Cartridges | Consumerist → Can a company that sold you something use its patent on that product to control how you choose to use after you buy it?

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Asking too much of high school graduates but not enough of businesses that employ them

The Hechinger Report

Beginning with the class of 2020, all Chicago Public School students who meet traditional academic requirements necessary to graduate must also present a post-graduation plan before they can cross the stage to receive their diploma.