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The 2019 EdSurde Annual Special: Edtech April Fool’s News That Should Stay Fake

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Chegg’s chalked up an excuse-generator to help you weasel out of doing homework, taking tests—just about anything. BACK TO THE FUTURE: Weary of unwanted scrutiny, companies that once described themselves as the “Facebook of education” are now scrambling to disassociate themselves from the beleaguered social network. HAPPY MEALS, PERSONALIZED: McDonald’s just acquired an AI tech company to personalize the drive-thru experience. One company is responding with a new approach.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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Without revenue the company will go away. Or the company will have to start charging for the software. Or it will raise a bunch of venture capital to support its “free” offering for a while, and then the company will get acquired and the product will go away. (It’s

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” “My Statement: White House HBCU Event” by Dillard University president Walter Kimbrough. ” Via CNET : “ Trump signs laws to promote women in STEM.” ” Reminder: here are the education companies Palantir founder Peter Thiel has invested in. Via Edsurge : “What Colleges Should Know About A Growing ‘ Talent Strategy ’ Push By Companies.” Via The Atlantic : “The STEM Superhero of Sesame Street.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Via CMX : “ How Edcamp Scaled Up 1,500 Community Events Connecting Educators All Over the World.” ” Pearson and Chegg are partnering for textbook rentals. In other STEM news, Pornhub awards a “women in tech” scholarship. The private student loan company has raised $50 million total, but I’m told “fintech” doesn’t “count” as ed-tech so let’s just ignore this trend, right? Education Politics.

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