As some schools turn from tablets to Chromebooks, new research shows that worldwide shipments of tablets have fallen for the first time since that data was collected.
States and school districts would see new money for teacher-training, “personalized learning,” and other efforts under a $200 million budget proposal from President Obama.
A draft measure being circulated on Capitol Hill would bar ed-tech vendors from directing targeted advertisements to students, though it does not cover some controversial practices.
Tim Kelly, who is credited with leading the society’s transition into digital media, is helping to launch a game-based learning platform, according to an SEC filing.
Plans are underway to wind down the New Schools Venture Fund’s seed fund, which has supported education efforts with philanthropic dollars.
Citelighter, an ed-tech startup with an online platform designed to break the writing process down into simple steps, raised $2 million in Seed-2 financing.
A managing director at Berkery Noyes, an investment firm that tracks deals made in K-12, expects strong activity in the sector this year.
Companies signing a student-data privacy pledge could be subject to federal or state enforcement actions if they don’t live up to their word.
Budgets for educational technology hardware and software are on the rise in many school districts across the country, thanks, in large part, to an improving economy.
Google has signed a pledge to protect student data privacy, after the company had initially not agreed to make the public commitment.