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What Education Companies Should Know About How Kids Can Prosper in a Digital World

A driving narrative during the pandemic has been that students suffered academically because remote and hybrid learning had to rely too much on the use of technology.

Companies have reacted by developing products and services to address so-called “learning loss” and other problems that evolved when most school buildings were fully or partially closed. That makes sense,…

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What Education Companies Should Know About How Kids Can Prosper in a Digital World

A driving narrative during the pandemic has been that students suffered academically because remote and hybrid learning had to rely too much on the use of technology.

Companies have reacted by developing products and services to address so-called “learning loss” and other problems that evolved when most school buildings were fully or partially closed. That makes sense,…

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Inside One Education Company’s Efforts to Organize a Product Around Learning Recovery

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is one of many companies across the K-12 market that has sought to create products to help districts address academic remediation for students who have fallen behind during COVID.

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How the SPAC ‘Hype Cycle’ Could Alter The K-12 Education Marketplace

Investors are betting big on K-12 education companies after the global pivot to remote learning last year, and now ed-tech firms are looking toward the public markets in potentially greater numbers than ever before. 

Ed-tech companies traded on the U.S. public market are rare, and even more so in the K-12 space. 

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What State and Local Ed Tech Directors Worry About as Schools Return to In-Person Learning

The new executive director of the organization representing the state’s ed tech directors says teachers will need myriad forms of support as their schools return more fully to face-to-face instruction.

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Inside Khan Academy’s Expansion Into School Districts, and Online Tutoring

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Khan Academy educational videos have long been a staple of student learning away from school, but it is now ramping up its efforts to work directly with school systems.

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Investors Often Ignore Entrepreneurs of Color. NewSchools Venture Fund Wants to Change That

Minority founders of education companies get over looked by investors. Frances Messano of New School Venture Fund has ideas on how to change that.

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Why Do Ed-Tech Products Soar in Some Districts, But Flop in Others?

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The EdTech Genome Project aims to give districts more accurate, granular comparisons of what ed-tech products work in what kinds of schools.

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How New Data-Privacy Expectations Could Impact Education Companies

State laws affecting the deletion of student information and other practices can have a big impact on education companies, says Tyler Park of the Future of Privacy Forum.

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The Science Products That Districts Need During COVID and Beyond

The future of the science education is likely to be blend of hands-on and digital components, predicts Christine Anne Royce, the past president of the National Science Teaching Association.

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