OPINION: ‘Our student loan policy has been corrupted by the powerful companies that profit from it’

The Hechinger Report

. The recent resignation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ’s (CPFB) top student loan official, Seth Frotman, comes on the heels of several policy changes at the U.S.

How to Build a High-Functioning Remote Team for Your Edtech Company


Employees report higher productivity , greater efficiency and less stress , while companies can benefit from lower real estate costs and an expanded talent pool. My former company, Big Universe ( now acquired ) was a fully-virtual operation.

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Meet Our New Partners: iKeepSafe & the Internet Watch Foundation


We are the first web filtering company to receive this distinction. . iKeepSafe is a 501(c)3 non-profit international alliance of more than 100 policy leaders, educators, law enforcement members, technology experts, public health experts and advocates.” To achieve this badge, companies must meet all requirements outlined in primary federal and California laws.

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 was on the faculty senate kinds of things, and faculty welfare policies committees. Today we're starting out with a big question: What would you do if you could start a college from scratch?

Strategy Shift Leads to Layoffs (and a Rogue Ex-Employee) at Coding Kit Company Pi-Top


A London-based company in the crowded market of do-it-yourself programmable hardware for students seeks to shake off negative headlines as it restructures and changes focus to the U.S. The company first announced its strategic shift with a capital injection of about 3.3

What Every Edtech Company Needs to Know About Schools and Data Privacy


New federal and state laws —and a greater focus on the issue by districts—are giving edtech companies a lot to consider. Specifically, companies may run into roadblocks with legal or data privacy officers if they don’t meet key criteria regarding legal terms, data privacy and security that districts and schools need to see based on local, state and federal legislation. The data privacy landscape looks a lot different than it did even a few years ago.

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How Boundaries Between Colleges and Companies Will Continue to Blur


EdSurge sat down with Gallagher during the ASU+GSV Summit in May to learn about why he predicts that when it comes to education, the line between colleges and companies will continue to blur. And I think it will be 5, 10 or 15 years until aspects of this ecosystem are sorted out, but it makes for a really exciting time now to get the IBMs and healthcare companies and hotels and others at the table with college and university leaders, technology leaders, and so on.

?5 Policy Headaches and Opportunities for US Education Businesses Under DeVos


Perhaps the only clear policy direction emanating from the U.S. and SJF Ventures gathered for a robust discussion about the ramifications of policy changes in the education technology industry. Here are the five policy implications that edtech companies are watching closely. According to Allen, it is critical for entrepreneurs to study ESSA to learn the policy rules before entering an education environment.

The Evolution of the New York City Edtech Scene, Empowering Parents and Tax Policy


Every week, some policy maker, some legislative vote or confirmation hearing is trending on Twitter and Facebook. But Jeanne Allen, founder of the Center for Education Reform has been closely monitoring and evaluating education policy for over 30 years. EdSurge: This week is New York edtech week, where educators, academic researchers, and other company leaders will gather in the Big Apple to wrap up the year.

What I Learned On My ‘Secret Sabbatical’ As a Scholar-in-Residence at a Private Company


The secret sabbatical (so-called because I didn’t really disclose it to Steelcase, also because I want it to sound cooler than it really is) was about using my position as an embedded academic in a corporation to gather all the intel that I can about how private companies work and to see if there’s anything that’s particularly good that could be adapted and brought back into higher education, to make higher education better. The best companies seem to be defined by their agility.

Research Schools: What are they and how do they work?

The CoolCatTeacher

How a “Kids Deserve It T-Shirt” at ISTE 2017 caused a chance meeting. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Aaron Marvel @AaronMarvelEDU , and this is an example of an awesome meeting. Meet the “Educational Engineer”.

On practicing safe search: fine tuning and meeting Swisscows and other privacy-friendly searches


ALA’s Policy Statement on Privacy reminds us. A product of the Swiss tech company, Hulbee AG, Swisscows is proud of its heritage. As librarians, we need to be concerned about privacy.

Carolina Biological Supply Company Announces California Close to Adopting New School Science Teaching Materials


Almost 20 expert science publishers, including leading school science supplier Carolina Biological Supply Company working together with expert curriculum developers from the Smithsonian Science Education Center, welcomed the challenge. We were careful to meet every facet of CA NGSS.”

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Laurene Powell Jobs Invest in Company Focused on ELLs

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million to a company focused on building the skills of English-language learners. Launched in 2011, Ellevation describes itself as offering online management and instructional tools focused on building collaboration among educators and helping schools meet the evolving demand’s of the nation’s surging ELL student population. Zuckerberg said he would channel his funding through a limited liability company, rather than a traditional foundation.

How to Build Great Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

From best practices to policy, Dan shares what works (and some of what doesn’t.) And then, really trust your instincts when you do meet with that school leader. There are policy solutions to that. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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5 Ways to Teach How the Brain Learns

The CoolCatTeacher

So if you were to meet someone new and you were explaining something you would say, “Oh, it’s kind alike.” So you have a classroom of students with different abilities and how do you meet them all where they are? This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

The CoolCatTeacher

Once I was speaking in Virginia and some teachers told me I had to meet Pam, that she was a “teacher’s and student’s superintendent.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

7 Ways to Incorporate Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Into the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Those competent in SEL are able to recognize and manage their emotions, establish healthy relationships, set positive goals, meet personal and social needs, and make responsible and ethical decisions” (Elias et al.,

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

We had two people meet in our rooms a few years ago — Will Piper , who is at the University School of Milwaukee , and Pedro Aparicio , who is a teacher in Mexico City.

Searching for the Ability to Think: Training our Kids to Go Past Google

The CoolCatTeacher

Her talent won her an internship with a company in Atlanta (she telecommuted as a sophomore and junior in high school.) When students meet a problem that they can’t Google, they must venture forth with teamwork, creativity, and tenacity — all things that they need to be successful.

How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project Case Study

The CoolCatTeacher

Take a look at this, the website, and discuss this fantastic case study for all of to discuss in staff meetings to determine how we are truly assessing our school. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

It’s not that you don’t have enough money, it’s that you don’t spend it wisely

Dangerously Irrelevant

Plus we need hundreds of millions of dollars to give to companies so that they can create a dozen or so jobs. State department educational policy advocacy: “Evidence-based” or puffery? Law, Policy, and Ethics ed reform iowa policy Terry Branstad

Do You Know the Edtech Adoption Rules in Your State? SETDA’s New Guide May Help.


Even within that framework, states set their own requirements to meet accountability standards. All four are profiled in case studies that detail their policies, funding allotments, adoption processes and notable challenges. Occasionally the state will also partner with companies to provide materials or services to districts free of charge. SEDTA maintains a state-by-state database with information about procurement policies, and links to resources from those 27 states.)

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Which Apps Are Safe for Kids? Three Tools That Read the Fine Print for You


A recent New York Times investigation found that many companies receive such precise, extensive data on their users that they—and anyone else they share this information with—could easily identify a single individual and pinpoint their location. That user data is often sold to or shared with other companies, such as advertisers who have a vested interest in behavioral data, and it’s not as anonymous as people think. Education Technology Data Privacy Policy

Recognizing Human Trafficking and What To Do About It in Schools

The CoolCatTeacher

Please educate yourself as to your school and state laws and policies. Another one is to understand the school’s policies. Are there policies in place for reporting child trafficking to the department of social services in that county or state?

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Could California’s big investment in children and families be a model for the country?

The Hechinger Report

At the time, in 2015, Stewart was working as an administrative assistant at a small company that made kombucha, a fermented tea. Because she was working for a small company with fewer than 20 employees, she had no job protection under California or federal law.

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How Should We Address the Cybersecurity Threats Facing K-12 Schools?

Doug Levin

Consider the case of Colton Joint Unified School District (CA), which was infected by a botnet designed to install adware software onto computers, generating installation commissions from unsuspecting adware companies.

The universities that enroll more poor students have less financial aid to give

The Hechinger Report

Ward barely spoke for the rest of the meeting. Stepping into the hallway after the meeting, Ward could no longer hold back her tears. In North Carolina, where the flagship at Chapel Hill has committed to meeting 100 percent of student need, the average student gets $11,300 in aid.

‘They just saw me as a dollar sign’: How some certificate schools profit from vulnerable students

The Hechinger Report

For-profit schools, such as Salter and others owned by its parent company, Premier Education Group, have zeroed in on this market. The company agreed to a total settlement of $3.74 The company agreed to a $3.4 But the company is also expanding.

David, Goliath, and the Future of the U.S. K-12 OER Movement

Doug Levin

I’m deeply grateful for the support and collegiality of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation over this time, including for allowing me to attend this year’s annual OER meeting. Blog OER #GoOpen #OER2016 #OERBoat copyright ESSA open pedagogy open policy privacy textbooks

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$5.5 billion will expand care for thousands of kids in California, but it may not be enough

The Hechinger Report

At the time, in 2015, Stewart was working as an administrative assistant at a small company that made kombucha, a fermented tea. Because she was working for a small company with fewer than 20 employees, she had no job protection under California or federal law.

Privacy push must not prevent personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

The software algorithm identifies exactly what a student does and doesn’t understand on a daily basis and directs each student to online and offline experiences that meet his needs. In that same survey, nearly 7 in 10 teachers (69 percent) surveyed believe that tailoring instruction to meet the needs of individual students is required to improve student achievement. Companies should do their share to ward off these concerns.

Golden State GDPR: What the Edtech Industry Should Know About CA’s New Privacy Rules


This is a game-changing law that will impact companies in the U.S. Rather, the impact will be felt by all companies that collect personal information of California residents—including those involving minors, which disproportionately impacts K-12 education technology. The law will apply to any company doing business in the Golden State, even if physically located elsewhere. The law enhances privacy policy disclosure obligations. Education Technology Data Privacy Polic

Tangled up in debt

The Hechinger Report

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.

As feds pull back, states step in to regulate for-profit colleges and universities

The Hechinger Report

The case is among a slew of enforcement actions, lawsuits and legislative proposals through which states are cracking down on for-profit colleges and universities and loan-servicing companies they say cheat or mislead students.