Twelve Years Later: What’s Really Changed in the K-12 Sector? (Part 1)

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Some entrepreneurs were drawn to the sector after reading it—and made the paper part of their company’s onboarding practice. The company was renamed “Amplify.” Five years later, Berger led a management buyout of the company, backed by Emerson Collective. We left behind the tablets and spun out a few adjacent businesses. The new solutions result from an explosion of apps, companies, content and marketplaces over the past decade.

Amazon Will Shut Down TenMarks and Its Digital Math and Writing Tools

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Amazon will be sunsetting TenMarks and its online instructional tools, which were once at the forefront of the company’s K-12 digital education strategy. She emailed the company to learn that it was not. “It Horton, who teaches math and writing to fourth- and fifth-graders at Fremont Elementary School in Springfield, Missouri, says this is the first program that she and a coworker have found that meets their needs for math and writing instruction.

Fuel Education’s Stride and Summit Math Adaptive Solutions Win BESSIE Award

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The Summit Math curriculum, which is compatible with desktops, laptops, and tablets, has 6-8 grade math course offerings, as well as Algebra 1 (+Honors), Geometry (+Honors), and Algebra 2 (+Honors) courses.

The Problem With Expecting Student Access

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Birthplace of Apple, Facebook, and everyone’s favorite edtech company, Google. Other classrooms provide instruction through Google Apps for Education. With this awareness, I ask myself some questions when choosing instructional materials and assessments.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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ADVANCED & MEASURED PROGRESS ( www.advanc-ed.org ) & ( www.measuredprogress.org ) Measured Progress and AdvancED will join forces to form a unique and far-reaching nonprofit educational company focused on data-driven tools for school improvement. has joined the ENA family of companies.

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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.