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The History of the Future of Education Technology

(National) Education Politics The AP interviews US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, who laments “she didn’t decry racism enough.” Via Politico: “New marching orders from Betsy DeVos’ civil rights chief have the Education Department churning through civil rights complaints. The department has closed more than 1,500 complaints of discrimination at...

(National) Education Politics The New York Times broke the story this week that “Justice Dept. to Take On Affirmative Action in College Admissions.” And by “take on,” that means “investigating and suing universities over affirmative action admissions policies deemed to discriminate against white applicants.” (It would be pretty great if...

(National) Education Politics “Who Is Betsy DeVos?” asks New York Magazine. “And how did she get to be head of our schools.” “Not An Advocate for Students or the Public Interest” – historian Sherman Dorn on “Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education.” Via Politico: “Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has increased...

Within the past week, two well-known and well-established coding bootcamps have announced they’ll be closing their doors: Dev Bootcamp, owned by Kaplan Inc., and The Iron Yard, owned by the Apollo Education Group (parent company of the University of Phoenix). Two closures might not make a trend… yet. But some...

(National) Education Politics US Secretary of Education spoke to ALEC this week. The American Legislative Exchange Council is a right-wing organization that pens model legislation, including the “Stand Your Ground” gun laws, anti-union legislation, and laws that expand virtual schools. (Here’s a list of education organizations that are members or...