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“ Can a For-Profit, Venture-Backed Company Keep OER Free – and Be Financially Sustainable? Edsurge’s coverage of Top Hat’s OER news is also in the Betteridge’s Law section above. School administration software-maker Connexeo has raised $110 million from Great Hill Partners. The reading software-maker has raised $3.2 As The Financial Times puts it , “EdTech fails to pay, again.”

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Via Gawker : “ Black Elementary School Teacher Body-Slammed By Cop and Lectured on ‘Violent Tendencies’ of Black People.” ” Via the AP : “ Remington Arms and the families of some victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre have agreed that any dispute over the release of company documents in a lawsuit brought by the families and a surviving teacher will be decided by a judge.” Software,” says Education Week.

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The NAACP endorses OER. ” Gotta love a quote like this, from a story in Edsurge profiling McComb, Mississippi ’s Summit Elementary School: “We are learning how to mitigate between policy and trying to be as innovative as possible without breaking state laws.” ” I’m more interested in hearing about segregation and state laws in Mississippi than the adaptive learning software a school is using. Education Politics.

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Via The New York Times : “ New York to Shorten Standardized Tests in Elementary and Middle Schools.” “ Cory Reid , who previously ran two edtech companies – Instructure and MasteryConnect – as their chief executive, has landed a new gig at Tyton Partners,” says Edsurge , failing to disclose that it shares investors with MasteryConnect. I wonder how many schools and districts that use the software have done this?

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” Via DelawareOnline : “The first step to reducing violence among young people is to have police officers assigned to elementary and middle schools, says a coalition of state officials, education administrators and police.” Via Edsurge : “Chasing China ’s Edtech Unicorns: A Cautionary Tale.” ” From Lumen Learning’s David Wiley : “Some Lessons Learned Supporting OER Adoption.” Education Politics.

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