The Role of Technology in Schools of the Future

The Role of Technology in Schools of the Future

In personalized education--where each student works on unique problems and projects, tackles new subjects at his or her own pace, and moves forward only when reaching competency--goes hand-in-hand with technology.


What's Driving College Course Materials in 2018 & Beyond?

Several forces are at work in the U.S. market for higher education instructional materials, which Simba Information believes likely will have a long-term impact on the role of course materials in colleges and universities in the coming years.


Education Technology Acquisitions Continue as 2017 Turns to 2018

Education Technology Acquisitions Continue as 2017 Turns to 2018

Private equity companies were big players in the educational technology market in 2017 as they continued to be flush with cash in a generally good economy where interest rates remained low.


Data and Technology Lead to Change in Executive Suites

Data and Technology Lead to Change in Executive Suites

The large traditional educational publishers have been staking outposts (or headquarters) in urban innovation areas to tap a new recruiting pool and to help cloak themselves the aura of technological change.


Companies Looking to Grow Tell Their Stories

Companies Looking to Grow Tell Their Stories

December marks the holiday season and a time when companies looking to enter or grow in the educational resources market tell their stories and solicit funding, partners and wisdom.


Pearson Continues to Simplify With Sale of Wall Street English

Pearson Continues to Simplify With Sale of Wall Street English

Pearson in November agreed to sell Wall Street English, which operates learning centers in China and Italy, to a consortium consisting of funds affiliated with Baring Private Equity Asia and CITIC Capital.


Partnering for OER and Improving Math Skills

Partnering for OER and Improving Math Skills

Math technology curriculum and services provider Carnegie Learning (Pittsburgh) in November partnered with open educational resources provider OpenStax (Houston) to provide a single, affordable learning solution for developmental math.


Are Schools Ready for Digital Learning?

Schools have put in place much of the infrastructure they need as they move toward digital learning environments, but work remains to be done.


Trump Targets Expanding Access to Computer Science Education

Trump  Targets Expanding Access to Computer Science Education

The new initiative comes amid continued calls from technology companies for more skills training and reformed worker visas to fill high-demand technology and engineering roles and technology company executives generally reacted positively.


Title I Funding, Lifeline to Poor Schools, Up in FY 2016

Title I Funding, Lifeline to Poor Schools, Up in FY 2016

Funding for Title I, the largest elementary and secondary education program that funds support for low-achieving children especially in high-poverty schools, rose 3.5% in fiscal year 2016, ended Sept. 30, 2016, to $14.91 billion, up from $14.41 billion in fiscal 2015.