EdWeek Market Brief

The rapid evolution of the use of algorithms and adaptive technology in schools raises big questions about the assumptions built into machine-learning.

The post Predictive Analytics in Ed-Tech Create New Questions in K-12, Higher Ed appeared first on Market Brief.

Author: Michele Molnar
Posted: July 27, 2017, 4:10 pm

A set of 16 guidelines describes how companies should conduct and report ed-tech research to meet ESSA requirements and educators' expectations.

The post New Guidance on Conducting Research Unveiled for Ed-Tech Companies appeared first on Market Brief.

Author: Michele Molnar
Posted: July 26, 2017, 2:38 pm

Frontline Education has acquired the professional growth provider School Improvement Network, its tenth acquisition overall and the second this year.

The post K-12 Dealmaking: Frontline Buys School Improvement Network; Kahoot! Gains $10 Million appeared first on Market Brief.

Author: Alexa J. Henry
Posted: July 25, 2017, 1:02 pm

Just 11 percent of school officials in a recent survey said they would reject outright an ed-tech product if it didn't have peer-reviewed research behind it.

The post Peer-Reviewed Research Not a Must-Have for Many K-12 Officials appeared first on Market Brief.

Author: Sean Cavanagh
Posted: July 25, 2017, 12:50 pm

We can't expert teachers or students to change the educational experience for the better without equipping them with the right tools.

The post Transform the Classroom With Tools That Focus on Agency appeared first on Market Brief.

Author: Charlie Coglianese
Posted: July 21, 2017, 7:13 pm

Curriculum provider Great Minds is appealing a federal court ruling that dismissed its lawsuit accusing FedEx of improperly copying "open" educational resources at the behest of schools.

The post Open Ed. Provider Appealing Decision in Closely Watched Lawsuit appeared first on Market Brief.

Author: Sean Cavanagh
Posted: July 20, 2017, 6:24 pm

A White House spokesperson said the Trump administration supports the Republican FCC chair's effort to scale back "net neutrality" policies approved by his Obama-era predecessor.

The post White House Touts FCC Chair’s Plan to Scale Back Net Neutrality appeared first on Market Brief.

Author: Sean Cavanagh
Posted: July 19, 2017, 2:38 am

Analyzing spending at the school level is a goal of the Every Student Succeeds Act, but comparing schools in a meaningful way is likely to require an investment in technology and training.

The post School Finance Leaders Look in Spending Data for Paths to Equity appeared first on Market Brief.

Author: Michele Molnar
Posted: July 19, 2017, 2:00 am

The ed-tech startup PeopleGrove has raised $1.8 million in seed funding through a round led by Reach Capital, with participation from Bisk Ventures, GSV, and others.

The post K-12 Dealmaking: Silverback Learning, AcademixDirect Make Acquisitions appeared first on Market Brief.

Author: Alexa J. Henry
Posted: July 18, 2017, 6:02 pm

School leaders and finance officers need to speak up about the budgeting issues that cause educational inequities, one former finance chief says.

The post School Finance Experts Discuss Their Work in K-12 Trenches appeared first on Market Brief.

Author: Michele Molnar
Posted: July 17, 2017, 5:40 pm
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