June 14, 2019: Volume 26, Number 12

State Funding Continues to Reflect Recession Impact

Despite almost 10 years of national economic recovery, strains from the 2007-09 downturn still linger in many states, the Pew Charitable Trusts reported in June. Nationally, spending ...

Title I Funding Up; Large Districts Benefit

The 50 school districts that receive the largest Title I allocations were scheduled to receive $4.11 billion of the grants allocated to local education agencies for fiscal year 2018, ...

Virtual Education Growth Slows

The number of virtual schools continues to grow, although enrollment has slowed, whereas blended school growth has slowed but enrollment in those schools increased by double digits in ...

Virtual Education At-A-Glance

·         Full-time virtual schools deliver all curriculum and instruction via the internet and electronic communication, usually ...

Recommendations to Improve Virtual Education

The National Education Policy Center reiterated recommendations from its prior year report, as outlined in the EER of May 18, 2018, intended to improve virtual education. Those ...

Teachers Use Variety of Digital Tools

Teachers are using varied types of digital tools in their classrooms, but continue to have questions about the effectiveness of the tools, how well prepared they are to use them and ...

Aspire Accelerator Selects Ed Tech Participants

AT&T Aspire Accelerator, started in 2015 to foster the education technology ecosystem and support innovative new products and services, in May selected its 2019 cohort of ...

Google Looks at K-12 Trends

Google for Education (Mountain View, CA) identified eight emerging trends as part of a look at shifts in classroom education taking place around the world. The trends are explained in ...

Partnership & Acquisition Briefs, June 14, 2019

CDI Technologies (Markham, Ontario) in June partnered with ClassVR from Advantis Systems (Gloucester, U.K.) to offer classroom-ready AR/VR kits that include headsets, ...

People Briefs, June 14, 2019

PresenceLearning (San Francisco), provider of online special education-related services to K-12 schools, in May added four new members to its leadership team as the company positions ...

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