The Carroll County school system, in rural Virginia, has ended a contract with K12 Inc. to run a virtual school serving students from across the state.
The Education Workforce Innovation Act would reward grants to schools and districts that partner with local businesses and colleges on innovative projects.
The Education Industry Association is hoping recommend suppliers of tech and instructional products to the American Association of School Administrators, though the arrangement has yet to be finalized.
Education Week will host a webinar on Tuesday, May 14, at 2 p.m. ET, on universities’ efforts to create academic programs to produce K-12 entrepreneurs.
A University of Pennsylvania program will attempt to give education startups access to university researchers and support to help their businesses grow.
Coursera, a MOOC provider than recently shifted into K-12 teacher training, is initially offering 28 courses online.
Education startup companies vied for $145,000 in business funding at an entrepreneurship conference in Philadelphia that is tackling the role of for-profit companies in education.
Akhtar Badshah talked about Microsoft’s YouthSpark program and how technology is changing education in the U.S.
The Education Industry Association has launched a “Private Ventures for the Public Good” campaign to help connect for-profit companies with schools.
Nearly 45 percent of parents say they plan to buy or have already bought a mobile device to support their child’s learning, a nationwide survey has found.