PowerSchool Completes Schoology Purchase in March Toward ‘Unified’ K-12 Data Ecosystem

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Four years ago, when Hardeep Gulati took over as CEO of PowerSchool, the company numbered around 400 employees. The newest addition comes courtesy of Schoology, a K-12 learning management system provider that PowerSchool announced it was buying last month.

The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts

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In Massachusetts, an emerging partnership between private funders and the state department of education aims to help teachers across the Commonwealth learn, share and spread best practices when it comes to leveraging new instructional models and technologies. LearnLaunch Institute , the Massachusetts Personalized Learning Edtech Consortium (MAPLE) functions as a professional learning community for 32 district members that aim to implement personalized learning.

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How Middle School Obsessions Can Shape Career Paths.

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I never thought that what I was doing would be considered “techy” or that this passion project could be setting me up for a future career as a computer scientist, software engineer, learning designer, research associate or UX designer—all jobs that I learned about much later in life by reading Careers with Code magazine. I was picking up a lot of technical skills along the way but never thought of it as learning. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategie

The Long-Term Effects Of Remote Learning May Not Be All Bad

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The Long-Term Effects Of Remote Learning May Not Be All Bad. And in the hope that the pandemic does not squash the ability to learn and grow all together, educators are implementing an entirely new style of learning.

How Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s iZone Went from ‘Cool’ to Cold

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The ambitions for New York City’s Innovation Zone (or iZone) were sweeping: By 2014, city leaders hoped it would be the catalyst for technologically enhanced personalized learning models throughout the district, encompassing 400 schools. The iZone360 program aimed to help participating school leaders reorganize everything from budgets to schedules to meet personalized learning needs.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

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The Hechinger Report on personalized learning : “The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed.” I think it’s called “social emotional learning” in education circles though.) Via The Diplomat : “ Online Learning in North Korea.” Or maybe the company it’s using for its predictive analytics programs – EAB, I think – does and that’s why we’re hearing all these stories.

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” The company – funded by Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Pearson, Learn Capital, and others – says it will remain open. ” “The Indiana Department of Education is seeking $4 million in damages from the company that created last year’s problem-plagued ISTEP test. The state blames the California-based CTB company for the scoring problems and technical glitches that led to delays in releasing last year’s test results,” says Chalkbeat.

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In another first, the Board has decided to act, in part, based on the words of a single person: Donald Trump , the new President of the United States. Via Education Week : “ DeVos-Backed Company Makes Questionable Claims on Autism , ADHD.” ” “Betsy DeVos Won’t Shed Stake in Biofeedback Company , Filings Show,” The New York Times reports. “Harvard Management Company to Lay Off Half Its Staff,” The Harvard Crimson reports.