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The History of the Future of Education Technology

(National) Education Politics US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos launched a “rethink schools” tour. Here are some reports from her travels: Via Chalkbeat: “What is Betsy DeVos’s ‘rethink school’ initiative all about? Her Wyoming speech offers clues.” DeVos visited my hometown of Casper, Wyoming to give this speech where she...

This talk was delivered at MIT for Justin Reich’s Comparative Media Studies class “Learning, Media, and Technology.” The full slide deck is available here. Thank you for inviting me to speak to your class today. I’m really honored to be here at the beginning of the semester, as I’m not-so-secretly...

(National) Education Politics “Americans Have Given Up on Public Schools. That’s a Mistake,” writes Erika Christakis in The Atlantic. One of the most important stories this past week was the Trump Administration’s announcement that it planned to end the DACA program, putting the immigration status and safety of some 800,000...

The Evergreen School District in Washington has told its teachers to stop using Donors Choose to raise money for classroom supplies and projects. According to KATU2, “The Washington State Auditor’s Office advised the district that a policy needs to be put in place to ensure that the money is properly...

(National) Education Politics Via The Huffington Post: “White House Quietly Removes Sexual Assault Report From Website.” Via Politico: “Trump and DeVos fuel a for-profit college comeback.” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education: “For-Profit Colleges Find Few Reasons to Lobby a Friendlier Education Dept.” The Department of Education has selected Julian...