Analysis: Is Higher Ed Ready for the Tech Expectations of the Teens of 2022?

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Messy, motivated, tech-drenched 15 year-olds, the high school sophomores of today who will be entering college or the workforce in 2022, a mere three years from now. Google, Acer, Lenovo, ClassVR and many others are trying to improve the in-school experience, with Futuresource estimating there were about 20 companies at London’s Bett edtech show in January showcasing AR/VR software or hardware. One overused catchphrase in education is that learning should be “student-centered.”

More Big Bucks for Tutoring Companies: Varsity Tutors Raises $50M in Series C Funding

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One market analyst projects the global market for private tutoring will hit $227 billion by 2022. In the heartland of America, one company is raising big bucks in a bid to capture this lucrative market. Louis-based company’s $50 million Series B round, which closed in November 2015. Already boasting 4,000 tutors covering 1,000 subjects, the company is on the hunt for more teachers. Lauren Heymann, who tutors online through the company, gets paid $15 per hour.

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Apple Launches Media Literacy Initiative, Pledges Support to Education Nonprofits

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Apple elevated three groups—the News Literacy Project , Common Sense and Italy’s Osservatorio Permanente Giovani-Editori —on Tuesday when the company announced a new initiative to support the nonprofits’ media literacy programs. A spokesperson for the company said she could not provide information beyond what was included in the press release, which neither specified dollar amounts nor confirmed that the support would be financial.

What Gartner’s Top Tech Trends for 2019 Mean for Education

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While autonomous school buses may be far down the road, companies like RobotLAB are already designing interactive learning experiences that incorporate autonomous machine s to teach programming. What Gartner’s Top Tech Trends for 2019 Mean for Education. eli.zimmerman_9856.

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What does cybersecurity education look like for today’s young students? And why is it critical?

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You may be surprised that one of the biggest challenges facing companies is simply finding enough people to fill the increasing number of jobs needed in this field. million open and unfilled positions globally by 2022.

ETA hand2mind Commits $100,000 to Match DonorsChoose.org Teacher Requests to Build Student Math Fluency

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The company is committed to matching the generous donations used to fund teacher requests on DonorsChoose.org ofup to $100,000 for its innovative solution for grades K-5. The company’s mission is to champion learning by doing.

STEM Resources From ETA hand2mind Are First Supplemental Programs to Earn Approved Endorsement From STEM.org

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in occupations related to STEM—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—is projected to grow to more than 9 million between 2012 and 2022. The company’s mission is to champion learning by doing.

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Hotspots, YouTube, WiFi, Oh My! How Renton Prioritizes Infrastructure Over Devices

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EdSurge will be hosting hundreds of local teachers and administrators, along with dozens of edtech companies from around the country, at our Summit on Dec. In their district-wide tech plan for 2016 to 2022 , Renton set a goal of reaching a 1:1 device-to-student ratio for all middle and high schoolers in the 2019-2020 school year.

Jobs in cybersecurity are exploding: Why are women locked out?

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million cybersecurity professionals by 2022. “At Because, right now, we do not have anywhere near enough people to do any of that,” said Alan Paller, director of research for the SANS Institute, a cybersecurity training company that created the Girls Go Cyberstart challenge.

Edtech CEOs Seek to Change the ‘Adversarial Narrative’ With Public School Teachers

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From bigwig financiers to bankers, along with heads of private and publicly-traded education technology companies, the gathering attracted around 900 attendees last week to share the opportunities and challenges in the industry this year. Based Education Technology Companies (2011-2016). BMO cites research from Gartner, a business-technology research firm, which estimates that these companies will see more than $11.6 But investors are not letting companies off the hook.

ABCmouse Creator, Age of Learning Taps Tencent to Lead Its Expansion in China

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based company’s first foray into China. While the [Chinese] product we launched ourselves was successful, we always expected that in the long term we’d want to work with a major strategic partner,” says Zachary Katz, the company’s senior vice president of corporate development, in an interview with EdSurge. In China, few companies reach as many people as Tencent, whose mobile apps cover a vast array of business, entertainment, social media and payment services.

A New Social Science? Statistics Outgrowing Other STEM Fields

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a statistical-services company based in Rockville, Maryland. “It’s Statistics Outgrows All Other STEM Fields From 2010-2013. From a press release.

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High-paying jobs go begging while high school grads line up for bachelor’s degrees

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Seventy-percent of construction companies nationwide are having trouble finding qualified workers, according to the Associated General Contractors of America ; in Washington, the proportion is 80 percent.

Learning to Code: New Possibilities Through Collaboration at School

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million job openings in computer and mathematical occupations by 2022. The Benefits of Collaboration One way to overcome these hurdles is for school districts to collaborate with outside organizations and companies, many of whom are thrilled to provide volunteers and support. This can be accomplished by looking to organizations and companies in your local community and/or best in industry, and reaching out to them to see if they would be interested in working with your school.

Seeking a fresh start, battered for-profit colleges give themselves a new name

The Hechinger Report

The number of students aged 25 to 35 will rise 20 percent by 2022, and the number over 35 will increase 23 percent, the federal government estimates. The parent company of the Art Institute is shuttering 15 campuses. Two big companies, Kaplan and DeVry, quit APSCU last year.

As more Americans retire, we must educate a new generation of leaders by making higher ed affordable

The Hechinger Report

In my state, a 2016 survey by the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education found that more than three-quarters of Bay State companies have difficulty finding employees with the right abilities to fill available jobs.

LeBron is dishing out assists to a local school district in Ohio

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Each year, the school will add grades, expanding to first through eighth grades by 2022. Local communities have learned to be wary when outsider charter management companies come in executing reform without asking what the neighborhood needs.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Wayne Johnson, the head of the department’s financial aid division and a former executive at a student loan company , says that those “non-traditional” servicers could include companies like Visa , Amazon , or Goldman Sachs. ” The Wall Street Journal profiles InfiniLaw , a company that runs for-profit law schools. ” According to Edsurge , Knewton is now a courseware company and not a “robot tutor in the sky.”

High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University

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Seventy-percent of construction companies nationwide are having trouble finding qualified workers, according to the Associated General Contractors of America ; in Washington, the proportion is 80 percent.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via Politico : “Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has increased her financial stake in a ‘neurofeedback’ company that says its technology treats attention deficit disorder and the symptoms of autism. Via Ed Week’s Market Brief : “ African Ed-Tech Incubator Aims to Set Companies, and Students, on Winning Path.” ” At this stage, any company that compares themselves to Uber is out of their mind. The messaging company has raised $2.25

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P-Tech Schools: The Remaking of Career, Technical Education

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A recent employment forecast by the Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that between 2012 and 2022, only occupations that require a master’s degree will grow faster than jobs requiring an associate’s degree. While the press and even the President claim that P-TECH students will get entry-level jobs at IBM, the company makes a softer claim: that students will be first in line for available jobs. This was originally posted at DML Central.