DeVos Invested in Company Under Investigation for Misleading Claims

Education Secretary invested up to $5.5 million in a company that an advertising-industry self-regulatory group found to be making unsubstantiated medical claims.

Are Trump's Proposed Cuts to Title IV Really a 'Body Blow' to K-12 Ed-Tech?

After authorizing $1.6 billion that districts could use for technology, Congress appropriated one-fourth that amount. President Trump now wants to eliminate the funds altogether.

The Office of Educational Technology Under DeVos

Does a shift in the U.S. Department of Education organizational chart presage a coming shift in the role for and priority of educational technology under […]

In the News: A Possible Restructuring of the Office of Educational Technology?

An update to the official U.S. Department of Education organizational chart suggests changes underway at the Office of Educational Technology.

In the News: Title IV A (SSAEG) on the Ropes? What it Means for EdTech

It is no secret that I have been quite skeptical of Title IV A (SSAEG)'s potential impact on technology-enabled innovation and school improvement. As such, […]

In the News: On EdTech Leadership (so far) in the Trump Administration

The Obama administration championed Future Ready, #GoOpen, and ConnectED (among other edtech-related campaigns). Who will set the agenda for edtech leadership for the foreseeable future? […]

DeVos-Backed Company Makes Questionable Claims on Autism, ADHD

The nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education is a major investor in Neurocore, a company that claims "proven and long-lasting" benefits for children with autism […]

How Will the Presidential Election Results Influence Education Technology in Schools?

As quoted in: Dobo, Nichole. “How will the presidential election results influence education technology in schools?” The Hechinger Report. 16 November 2016. Will schools continue […]

Three Things to Know about the New Title IV SSAEG Program Guidance

Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Education released non-regulatory guidance for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant (SSAEG) program (as authorized by Title IV, […]

Zuckerberg, Chan Tap James Shelton to Lead Huge Education Giving Effort

Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education James Shelton will direct Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's multi-billion dollar commitment to personalized learning and schools in underserved communities.

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

On November 22, 1996, U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley wrote the heads of each of the nation’s state departments of education to formally […]

Confused about what ‘Open’ Means in Education? Inconceivable!

I’ve established that I am a fan of open educational resources (OER) and think that K-12 educators and policymakers would benefit from thinking more deeply […]

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