Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

From the Knewton blog : “ Introducing Knewton Product Updates for Fall 2017.” ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “A survey by e-textbook provider VitalSource has found that 50 percent of students who delayed buying textbooks because of high prices saw their grades suffer as a result.” ” Edsurge writes up the latest report from EducationSuperhighway on e-rate connectivity at public schools. (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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. ” Inside Higher Ed on Knewton ’s “pivot.” (National) Education Politics. RIP Net Neutrality.

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The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

I wrote about his education portfolio – it includes Clever, Knewton, and AltSchool – but I’ll revisit this topic when I tackle ed-tech and surveillance “personalization” in a subsequent article in this series.). E-Rate has been, since the origin of the fund in 1996, the main way in which schools and libraries were supposedly guaranteed “reasonable rates” on telecommunications services. million in E-Rate rebates.).

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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 Trump Administration. Inside Higher Ed asks what might happen to Title IX and investigations into campus sexual assaults under the Trump Administration.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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. Presidential Campaign Politics.