Hack Education Weekly News

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Via The Washington Post : “ Student loan companies reach $21.6 From the Knewton blog : “ Introducing Knewton Product Updates for Fall 2017.” The literacy software company has raised $14.8 The company, which according to its Crunchbase profile is a “Q&A learning platform powered by a proprietary A.I. ” Edsurge writes up the latest report from EducationSuperhighway on e-rate connectivity at public schools.

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Not Net Neutrality, but another potential FCC move – ending the E-Rate program. ” “A new analysis from the Center for American Progress found more than two dozen minority-serving institutions would fail a graduation rate requirement for funding in the proposed House update to the Higher Education Act ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” I’ll be adding student loan company Quiklo to the ed-tech dead pool. (National) Education Politics.

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According to excerpts of speeches published by Wikileaks – stolen data – Clinton called the Common Core a “political failure” in a speech she gave to Knewton. Neither Knewton nor the Clinton campaign have confirmed the veracity of this leaked speech. ” These colleges no longer offer federal loans because of students’ high default rates. More on loan companies raising venture capital in “the business of ed-tech” section below.

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.

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Lots of folks in ed-tech seem super excited about Trump too, including Knewton’s Jose Ferreira , Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Harold O. Wheeler supported e-Rate reform and “ net neutrality.” the largest for-profit operator of online schools in the country, are calling on the company to disclose how much it spends on lobbying and advertising ,” Education Week reports. The testing company has raised $33.63 The company has raised $3.4