I was recently stopped in my tracks when I discovered that minority-owned companies receive just 3 percent of venture capital investments. That disparity is startling, given that more than half of k-12 students in this country are minorities.
The National Education Week conference is a new, surprisingly intimate ed-tech gathering that has a lot to offer to startups.
At some point in the life cycle of an ed-tech startup, the company will have to grapple with the complicated process of school district procurement. It’s daunting.
Despite evidence that preservice teachers often view electronic teaching portfolios in a negative light, they are staples of most teacher education programs. It turns out they’re fantastic ways to reflect on practice and learn from your own mistakes.
How should teacher-educators, mentors, and coaches prepare their teachers for today’s world of testing? While there’s a lot of attention paid to progressive education concepts, the reality is that teachers are going to have to prepare students for high-stakes testing.
We got 420 applications while recruiting new instructional coaches for our team. Very few of them knew how to provide constructive feedback for teachers.
High teacher turnover can create a culture of substitute and long-term substitute teachers in a school, with negative impacts on student achievement. Is mentorship and high-quality professional development the answer?
A Philadelphia principal tries to use crowdfunding to pay for teacher professional development that the district budget won’t cover. Will it work?
Digital ed-tech companies can be attractive to investors because they don’t rely on a significant amount of human capital. But we’re betting a business model relying on humans, but using technology to grow, can be just as attractive.
Many initiatives geared toward college and career readiness focus on a student’s early years and high school, but middle school may be the best time to intervene.