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In an occasional series, PreK-12 Learning Group staff will offer their observations from industry events. Jo-Ann McDevitt, Strategic Partnerships Executive, shares her observations from both the Microsoft Global Education Partner Summit (GEPS) and TCEA. Technology and partnerships dominate the...
Jay Diskey, Executive Director of the AAP PreK-12 Learning Group, gave members a legislative update during the members-only webinar, 2015 State and Federal Outlook. The good news, Diskey said, is that Fiscal Year 2015 marks the fifth consecutive year for state education budget increases....
As inferred in his speech to the American Enterprise Institute, House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) is putting forth the Student Success Act again as the ESEA reauthorization bill. Kline reintroduced the bill on February 3; the Senate HELP Committee has...
Assigning a dollar figure to ROI for social media is difficult; what you are looking to do in the learning resource industry is to get more fans of your company and products, said Scott Traylor, CEO and Chief Kid for 360KID, at the recent AAP PreK-12 Learning Group Master Class. His...
President Obama has released his FY 2016 budget request, which includes $70.7 billion in discretionary appropriations for the Department of Education, a 5.4 percent increase from FY 2015. Funding is centered on four major themes: increasing equity and opportunity, expanding high-quality early...
President Obama has released his FY 2016 budget request, which includes $70.7 billion in discretionary appropriations for the Department of Education, a 5.4 percent increase from FY 2015. Funding is centered on four major themes: increasing equity and opportunity, expanding high-quality early...
Depending on who you ask, investment in edtech companies ranged anywhere from $1.36B to $2.34B in 2014—a record high for the space no matter which number you believe. Ed tech incubators, accelerators, and Shark Tank-like competitions seem to be cropping up everywhere these days. But the...
Featuring interviews with school librarians, administrators, and education professionals, the video School Libraries Matter: The Changing Role of the School Librarian from Capstone explains the evolution of the school library and why they are even more important now in the...
CB Insights, which tracks venture capital information, showed that the edtech industry was on pace for record funding in 2014 with considerable investments from venture capital firms like 500 Startups and the NewSchools Venture Fund. In his latest column for GeekWire, Frank Catalano of...
A new report from the National Council for Education Statistics offers a first look at official school finance figures from Fiscal Year 2012. After adjusting for inflation the national media revenue per pupil decreased 2.9 percent from FY 11. According to an article in the Washington Post,...

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