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The History of the Future of E-rate

While much of the speculation about the future of education technology under President Trump has been focused on the new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos (her investment in various ed-tech companies, her support for vouchers and charter schools), it’s probably worth remembering that the Department of Education is hardl

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What 'Counts' as Ed-Tech When Counting Venture Capital?

I have updated my Ed-Tech Funding project with the dollars and deals from February. This past month, ed-tech startups raised $566,950,000.

But there’s an asterisk by that figure as it includes $500,000,000 raised by one company, student loan provider SoFi – money that SoFi says it plans to use to “push beyond lending.”

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Calling Education to A Count

This article first appeared in the Data & Society publication Points in September 2016. It’s a response, in part, to the organization’s primer on accountability in education: “The Myth of Accountability: How Data (Mis)Use is Reinforcing the Problems of Public Education.”

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“How higher education made President Trump,” according to Jeffrey Selingo.

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What's on the Horizon (Still, Again, Always) for Ed-Tech

The New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative have released the latest NMC Horizon Report for Higher Education.

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“Will the Senate Block Betsy DeVos?” asks The Atlantic.

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Ed-Tech in a Time of Trump

This talk was delivered at the University of Richmond. The full slide deck can be found here.

Thank you very much for inviting me to speak here at the University of Richmond – particularly to Ryan Brazell for recognizing my work and the urgency of the conversations that hopefully my visit here will stimulate.

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