EdTech

Education Technology is a multi-billion dollar sector of companies innovating in both software and hardware for teaching, learning, and running schools, districts, and state and federal education departments. We document some of the most essential technical innovations and companies that support learning, teaching and more.

EdTech

Interview: Marc Porter Magee, COO, ConnCAN

Interview with Marc Porter Magee, ConnCAN Chief Operating Officer. Building upon his experience leading the communications, development, research and government affairs teams at ConnCAN, Magee is launching a new venture called 50CAN: The 50-State Campaign for Achievement Now. Starting with a campaign in Rhode Island this spring, 50CAN hopes to reach one-third to one-half of the 50 states by 2015.

EdTech

JD Hoye Taking NAF to Next Level

Sandy Weill can be very persuasive.   About three years ago, a consultant enjoying a Bay Area lifestyle found the former Citi CEO’s pitch good enough to convince her to commute to New York City every week. Sandy formed National Academies Foundation in 1984 (when I was still working in…

EdTech

Entrepreneur Thinking: What It Is, What It Ain't

My superintendent in the East Village apartment I rent would like me to believe that his solution for the cracks around the somewhat faulty plumbing in my bathroom ceiling and wall is entrepreneurial in its deployment and conceptualization. It most certainly is not. It is not Entrepreneur Thinking to “patch”…

EdTech

Rodel-Backed Plan Wins in DE

There were lots of people scratching their head about Delaware’s phase one Race to the Top win yesterday.  It was not a last minute consultant generated application, it was the result of a decade of leadership from the Rodel Foundation–one guy that leveraged a small checkbook and a lot of…