Meet Two Leaders Trying to Reinvent College


But then he pursued a career in business, first at a strategy consulting firm, and later working his way up to CEO of a tech company called Snapfish, which did photo sharing and hosting and printing and that kind of thing before Instagram existed. I'm familiar with a bit of what you're talking about of west coast/east coast sorts of comparisons to the culture and ways that people view higher education.

Pearson, AFT Square Off Over Company’s Profits, Focus

Marketplace K-12

The American Federation of Teachers is pressuring Pearson PLC, the global education company, to conduct a business strategy review with an eye to becoming more profitable. “Our strategy is clear,” the company said in the March 17 statement. posing a threat to the company.

Innovators Creating Prosperity: IguanaFix

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In the six years since the company’s launch, the IguanaFix platform has raised over $20 million, generated more than $25 million in revenues, and attracted more than 20,000 contractors who now enjoy the benefits that formal work offers.

Want to bridge ed and tech? Here are 4 partnership elements to consider

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But how can both parties ensure that the connection is more effective, becoming less of a marketing mechanism for companies and more of a lever for improving student achievement and increasing teacher capacity ? times as much math in comparison to similar students across the nation.

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Flip Grid: 6 Fun Ideas to Engage Learners in Conversation with Teryl Magee

The CoolCatTeacher

She also uses this for professional development for teachers when she’s preparing to meet them on-site. I’ve included a comparison matrix with features to help you figure out what system is best for you.

To Reach the Unreachable Star #MondayMotivation with Kim Clayton

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I’ve included a comparison matrix with features to help you figure out what system is best for you. I finally got to meet her at ISTE, I was so excited. I’ve included a comparison matrix with features to help you figure out what system is best for you.

Getting Rid of Cemetery Style Seating in the Classroom with Bill Selak

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I’ve included a comparison matrix with features to help you figure out what system is best for you. We worked with a company, Bretford, at the time, they donated a little bit of furniture.

5 Ways to Overcome Cognitive Overload

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Todd: My wife thinks she has a problem with it, but I just say, “Compare this, what you’re doing now as a teacher, and how much complexity there is and what you’re doing, compared to what you were doing when you were 22, and there’s no comparison.”

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How two CEOs created a shared language for innovation

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Prior to meeting Ram, Waters was generally skeptical of working with edtech companies. Many companies talked about wanting to partner, but their focus on rapid-user-adoption led them to devalue sustained, in-depth collaboration with a school system.

LEAP Innovations, Leader in Personalized Learning, Reports Impressive Double-Digit Student Gains in Schools Using Lexia Reading Core5 as their Literacy Solution


BOSTON (May 7, 2018)– Educational technology that adapts to meet the personal needs of individual students is in big demand in the pre-K-12 learning environment, with reading being a discipline where one technology-based adaptive literacy tool is driving better outcomes and learning experiences.

Luxury private student housing further divides rich and poor on campuses

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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.

Consistent Use of Lexia Reading Core5 Leads to Surge in Charter Schools USA Elementary Students Literacy Gains


Overall Comparisons for Students in Grades K–5 In addition to the increase in students working at or above grade level, the percentage of students working on skills two or more grade levels below their grade decreased from 19 percent to only two percent. In comparison, students in the non-Core5 schools increased their RIT score by 12 points on average. We look forward to using the findings from this research to motivate 100 percent of our students to meet their usage targets!” “We

Liberating Americans trapped under high deductibles

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In other words, the amount that healthcare consumers can save by tediously bargain shopping for the best price pales in comparison to the actual cost of the service. This motivation is greatest for those members who have a high deductible, and regularly meet their plan’s deductible each cycle.

“Tired of fighting that fight”: School districts’ uphill battle to get good deals on ed tech

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When administrators in Ohio’s Mentor Public Schools were buying MacBooks during the 2015-16 school year, the local Best Buy was offering a lower price than Apple, even after the company’s standard discount for school districts. For some hardware, districts can comparison shop.

A New Social Science? Statistics Outgrowing Other STEM Fields

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a statistical-services company based in Rockville, Maryland. “It’s Across the country, universities and colleges are dedicating new resources so their respective statistics departments can expand to meet this growing demand.”. Statistics Outgrows All Other STEM Fields From 2010-2013.

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University of Essex responds to rapid growth with Calibre scaler-switchers


Calibre UK announces that the University of Essex is continuing to invest in the acquisition of the company’s HQView620A scaler-switchers.

How two CEOs created a shared language for innovation

The Christensen Institute

Prior to meeting Ram, Waters was generally skeptical of working with edtech companies. Many companies talked about wanting to partner, but their focus on rapid-user-adoption led them to devalue sustained, in-depth collaboration with a school system. times as much math in comparison to similar students across the nation, and teachers were thrilled by how much they felt empowered to meet the needs of their students.

The Failure of Fast Education


And most of these programs are compelling because they are relatively affordable (by comparison to traditional degrees), short, and promise a clear path to employment. They’ve presented strategic work to their boss’s boss’s boss, and had the meeting go sideways to the point of shouting.

How ‘Reality-Based Education’ Could Transform Learning


in sheer number of edtech companies and dollars invested. Of those, China is a clear leader with more than $1 billion invested in edtech companies. “A If you look at the number of edtech companies per capita, different names emerge, says Jan Lynn-Matern, the CEO of Emerge Education, a global edtech investment group based in the U.K., In years past, entrepreneurs have crowded the lobby of the nearby Hilton hotel to meet with funders and partners for business deals.

Impatient with universities’ slow pace of change, employers go around them

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With a huge shortage of college graduates in data and computer science, tech companies are taking matters into their own hands and providing education directly to prospective tech workers. By comparison, he said, edX updates many of its tech courses four or more times a year.

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How EducationSuperHighway’s fiber program helps school districts identify affordable fiber solutions

Education Superhighway

Fiber is the only network infrastructure technology that can scale cost-effectively to meet growing bandwidth needs. Educators know that with springtime comes state assessments and testing—something that more and more states are mandating to be completed online.

Tangled up in debt

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In Iowa in particular, the companies charge steep prices — nearly $20,000 on average for a cosmetology certificate, the equivalent of a two-year community college degree twice over — and they have fought to keep the required number of school hours higher than anywhere else in the country.

ACT Results Show Majority Not Prepared for College Coursework

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According to the testing company, just 38% of graduating seniors who took the exam scored high enough to be considered to be college-ready in at least three of the four core subjects, which include English, reading, math, and science. (Photo: Creative Commons).

The Innovator’s Mindset—A Blockbuster Lesson from George Couros

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Trust me, he’ll like this comparison!) The company failed to see “the writing on the wall” and failed to innovate. Let me leave you with one final quote from The Innovator’s Mindse t: PS: Now I’ve written this sparkling account … I just hope I get to meet George one day.

How Mindfulness Can Help Teachers and Students Manage Challenging Situations


Norton & Company. Let’s imagine that this is the moment a parent challenges you in a meeting or the moment you learn that a colleague was diagnosed with a serious illness. meeting confrontation.

Not Just Numbers: How Educators Are Using Data in the Classroom


We have a blended and personalized math program that meets the individual needs of students,” she tells EdSurge. Lisa Palmieri, Head of School at Holy Family Academy However, Palmieri makes clear that HFA isn’t just using data tools created by outside companies. If you’re an educator, chances are you’ve heard the phrase “data-driven instruction,” where you’re asked to constantly assess, analyze, and adjust how you teach students.

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What Betsy DeVos Offered (or Didn’t) During Her ASU+GSV Summit Keynote


That historical comparison is frequently evoked by education reformers, from Khan Academy’s Sal Khan, to the former New York City Schools chancellor, Joel Klein.) She later added: “Traditional, charter, private, virtual, and other delivery methods not yet developed—would all be treated as viable options as long as they meet the needs of students.”

How a Master's Program From the '80s Quietly Keeps Up With Coding Bootcamps


With Silicon Valley in the Oakland-based college’s backyard, Spertus says companies regularly make visits to the program to meet with students. Even with the option for federal financial aid—which coding bootcamps lack, because they are unaccredited—the ICS program could still be a prohibitively steep price in comparison to a $10,000 bootcamp.

As students return to college, a basic question persists: What are they learning?

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The National Survey of Student Engagement , or NSSE (pronounced “Nessie”), which McCormick now runs, was conceived in 2000 to track the ways students spend their time in college, including how and how much they study, meet with faculty and participate in class discussions.

Common Core: Sound Education Practice or Bad Gamble?

The 21st Century Principal

Not a day goes by that I don''t receive 15 or so emails from companies and individuals offering their wares and promising successful and complete implementation of the Common Core Standards. Here''s where some of my own skepticism lies: There is no research that says having common standards is going to somehow better meet the needs of 21st century students.

What Are the Real Motives Behind the Common Core State Standards? Let's Be Honest with Ourselves!

The 21st Century Principal

That post, entitled "Common Core Standards Will Help NC Meet Its Challenges," was written by Caroline McCullen, the director of education initiatives at SAS which already has a multi-million dollar contract with North Carolina to provide value-added teacher data analysis software for teacher and principal evaluations. According to one definition, it is a verb which means "to evaluate and check (something) by comparison with a standard."

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

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.

Google Certification FAQ – All Your Questions Answered!

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The Google Certified Trainer certification requires that you meet yearly requirements, (1) report a minimum of 12 trainings per year, (2) upload resources to the shared resource database, (3) take a yearly product update exam. Your only requirement is to meet the minimum 12 trainings per year.

Placement rates, other data colleges provide consumers are often alternative facts

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The state Labor Department figures, by comparison, he said, are readily available, even if they don’t necessarily show what previous graduates of that specific Washburn course actually earn. Colleges should be held responsible for meeting their end of the bargain.”.

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Betsy DeVos’s school choice ideas are a reality in Sweden, where student performance has suffered

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repeatedly asked DeVos if she believed that all schools that receive public money, including private schools, should meet the same accountability standards. Two of the companies that run schools in Sweden are listed on the country’s stock exchange.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via NPR : “Outcry After Louisiana Teacher Arrested During School Board Meeting.” awards debt collection contract to company with ties to DeVos.” ” Via Buzzfeed : “Here’s How A Student Loan Debt Relief Company Preyed On Its Customers.” ” The company: the Student Loan Assistance Center. Blackboard’s Chief Financial Officer, Lisa Mayr, is also leaving the company.

Education Technology, Betsy DeVos, and the Innovation Gospel

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Wayne Johnson , the head of a student loan refinancing company, was chosen to run the department’s student loan division; Robert Eitel , a former executive at the for-profit Bridgepoint Education, was pegged as senior counselor to the secretary; and Stanley Buchesky , a venture capitalist with The EdTechFund, was selected as the department’s interim CFO, for example. Theranos, the troubled blood-testing company. The for-profit college company Sextant Education.

The Politics of Education Technology

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“ Facebook Is Not a Technology Company ,” media studies professor Ian Bogost also wrote in August. If that’s what “technology” means, then every company is in the technology business – a useless distinction. …There are companies that are firmly planted in the computing sector. The most interesting thing about companies like Alphabet, Amazon, and Facebook is that they are not (computing) technology companies.

Memory Machines: Learning, Knowing, and Technological Change

Hack Education

The Internet did become more privatized, more commercialized around that date – 1991 – and thanks to companies like AOL, a version of it became more accessible to more people. Our Internet service providers today are likely telephone and TV companies.