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Guest blog post by Angela Ridpath, VP Marketing MCH Strategic Data It starts with a great idea. That idea is tested, and you have a proof of concept. You are ready to start selling. Where do you go from here? If you’re like many EdTech startups, you are probably facing...
Guest blog post by Robert Onsi, Senior Vice President of Product Development, Discovery Education As a young college student, I once took a course in which one of my professors emphasized the Rule of Three.  According to the professor, the Rule of Three is an important principle in...
Guest blog post by Kristina James, Director of Marketing, MDR Teachers today do more than just teach, as we know. According to our latest research, writing curriculum is another way they do more. In fact, teachers spend an average of five hours each week writing curriculum and seven hours...
During the webinar OER and the K-12 Market - Where's the Data, Denise Wydra, Principal for Branch Ideas, addressed the potential pain points for publishers in this new market. She discussed how publishers need to reexamine their businesses and look at their core strengths, which are more then just...
Guest blog post by Kristina James, Director of Marketing, MDR Did you know that in the past year alone, more than 1.3 million teachers were new to a school and 20% changed a grade or subject?* Data, specifically “clean” data, is more important than ever for education marketers. Whether you...
For fifty years the REVERE Awards has set itself apart from other awards programs by recognizing effective and engaging learning resources no matter the subject matter or media. Through our rigorous judging process, which includes educators and industry professionals,...
Every year, as part of the AAP PreK-12 Learning Group’s participation in the global educational resource community, we have a stand at the Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF) and collect intelligence on issues facing our counterparts around the world. Below, Jo-Ann McDevitt, Strategic Partnerships Executive...
Guest blog post by Marty Creel, Chief Academic Officer / Vice President, Curriculum & Instruction, Discovery Education In my current role as Discovery Education’s Chief Academic Officer, I’ve had the opportunity to learn about different nations’ educational systems as I’ve worked with our...
During his 2016 State of the Union address, President Obama announced a computer science for all initiative. In addition to calling for federal funding to support the initiative, he also asked private sector companies and state leaders to get involved. Last week, a steering committee comprised of...
During the webinar Mapping the OER Landscape, Dr. Joseph South, Director of the Office of Educational Technology for the U.S. Department of Education; Dr. Alexis McGloin, Superintendent of the Upper Perkiomen School District (PA), which is a GoOpen Ambassador District; and Randy Wilhelm, a K-12...

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