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The Past Decade Forecasts a New Wave of Economic Opportunity in Education

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Our primary and secondary education systems formed around teachers imparting knowledge. But computing power, device adoption, pervasive broadband and exponentially networked collaboration platforms of the past decade have already moved us to a world of information abundance.

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Ed Tech News, a New Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Politics and Policies FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced Connect to Compete , a new non-profit initiative that brings private industry and the non-profit sector together to help expand broadband adoption and promote digital literacy. and aims to address some of the obstacles to broadband adoption -- in terms of cost, access, relevance, and digital literacy. The bill will be a massive revisions to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

The Business of Education Technology

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Bust or not, companies across the tech sector, particularly those with high “burn rates” , faced tough choices in 2016: “cut costs drastically to become self-sustaining, or seek additional capital on ever-more-onerous terms,” as The WSJ put it – that is, if they were able to raise additional capital at all. The CEO of Safari Books left the company “ amidst massive layoffs.” These companies almost all share the same investors too.