Vidku, the Minneapolis-based mobile video messaging company that serves educators and businesses, has renamed itself Flipgrid in recognition of its flagship platform.
Several of the nine Ohio cyber schools under investigation for allegedly inflating student attendance records say they will appeal state audits and challenge efforts to recover tens of millions of dollars already provided in tax money.
The Ohio Department of Education could demand repayment of $83 million from nine online charter schools for allegedly inflating student attendance records.
Silverback Learning Solutions has partnered with the Idaho Association of School Administrators to launch the Idaho IMS Consortium, a collaborative approach to supporting public education in Idaho.
A number of other organizations have joined forces in the consortium, including Boise State University’s Leads Learning Network, AdvancED Idaho, Idaho Digital Learning Academy and Gooru, to offer a comprehensive and multifaceted education solution.
The online tutoring services market in the United States is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 6.15 percent between 2016 and 2020, according to a recent report by market research firm Technavio.
In addition to delivering millions of accessible e-books, Benetech released a set of resources aimed at helping publishers and other content creators understand how to make content accessible from the start.
Generation Global is relaunching in the United States, providing educators and students with a free forum to explore global cultural differences through dialogue.
The nonprofit Aspen Institute has launched a National Commission on Social, Emotional and Academic Development. The commission will advance a new vision for what constitutes success in schools: the full integration of social, emotional and academic development to ensure every student is prepared to thrive in school and in life.
Public education must keep equity front-and-center in all its policies; public education is all about equity. And, innovation must be nurtured; teachers who are willing to try to improve their classrooms must be supported. In this week’s blog post, we tell a story — one that T.H.E. Journal readers will surely recognize — of how equity and innovation can be, unfortunately, in mortal conflict!
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
The Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF) plans to train 6,000 out-of-school girls in Nigeria in cutting-edge, in-demand technology skills. The digital skills training in 3D printing will occur at YTF digital hubs throughout Nigeria.