EdWeek Market Brief

EdWeek Market Brief hosted a Twitter chat this week, delving into the data behind the Tech Titans K-12 special report.

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Author: Sarah Schwartz
Posted: May 26, 2017, 3:12 pm

Jonathan Knee, an investment banker and Columbia Business School professor, has studied education business failures and why some companies' grand ambitions often result in failure.

The post ‘Class Clowns’ Author to Ed. Publishers: Forget ‘Revolution’ Talk and Keep Focused appeared first on Market Brief.

Author: Michele Molnar
Posted: May 26, 2017, 1:54 pm

The question of how education companies can meet the needs of students as they take charge of their own learning was the main focus of an event Wednesday held in the run-up to an education publishers' conference.

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Author: Michele Molnar
Posted: May 25, 2017, 2:10 pm

Fifteen companies have won a combined $1.5 million in grants to support work building the academic content and effective use of data for products to help students with special needs.

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Author: Sean Cavanagh
Posted: May 24, 2017, 8:04 pm

Seeking out like-minded education partners is a way to share your resources and business more widely, and to collaborate with other ed-tech startups.

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Author: Monica Brady-Myerov
Posted: May 24, 2017, 5:15 pm

The administration's plans call for new funding for charter schools and school choice, but a potentially critical source of ed-tech funding would be zeroed out.

The post Trump’s Budget for Fiscal 2018: Cuts for Ed., Implications for K-12 Business appeared first on Market Brief.

Author: Sean Cavanagh
Posted: May 24, 2017, 3:56 am

Pearson is preparing to sell off parts of TutorVista, while Gauge Capital has invested in eDynamic Learning, which publishes online career and elective courses for middle and high school.

The post K-12 Dealmaking: Pearson in Talks to Sell Parts of TutorVista to BYJU’s; Gauge Capital Invests in eDynamic Learning appeared first on Market Brief.

Author: Alexa J. Henry
Posted: May 22, 2017, 6:33 pm

Tune in to an EdWeek Market Brief Twitter chat on Tuesday, May 23 at 8 p.m. EST, using the #TechTitansChat hashtag, for more information about the exclusive story and survey.

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Author: Michelle R. Davis
Posted: May 19, 2017, 8:18 pm

Schools need to make sure their digital tools have the ability to allow data to interact with multiple systems and mine for specific data sets.

The post Read the Fine Print on Ed Tech to Take Charge of Student Data appeared first on Market Brief.

Author: Charlie Coglianese
Posted: May 19, 2017, 6:36 pm

The action, which would reverse a two-year-old policy by the agency, has angered a number of school and consumer groups, who worry it would slow the flow of valuable content to students and other internet users.

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Author: Sean Cavanagh
Posted: May 19, 2017, 4:08 am
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