Higher Ed’s Shifting Priorities

January 13, 2021

Some secrets hide in plain sight. We often hear that higher ed’s financial challenges lie primarily in cuts in per capita state aid and increases in: Fixed costs (for salaries, benefits, maintenance and operations, and technology). Expenditures on expensive emerging […]

How science educators can use software in remote and hybrid classrooms

January 6, 2021

Educators in science and engineering have traditionally relied on in-person experiments for teaching. Laboratory experiments introduce students to the real-life work of scientists and engineers, teach them concepts through trial and error, and show them how the theories they learn […]

How to navigate the new academic year: from online to in-person

December 30, 2020

Category: Editorial

The image of a professor giving lectures in front of a hall packed with students is not uncommon. It’s part of the academy ideal. But this year, things have changed, as the pandemic has significantly impacted universities and learners across […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, Educational Stages, Higher Education, News

Ed Dept releases more than $21B in coronavirus relief for colleges

January 14, 2021

Via: Education Dive

Congress hammered out the overall $900 billion deal in December, roughly nine months after approving the first round of funding. The new money was briefly imperiled when President Donald Trump unexpectedly declined to sign the measure, though he eventually did […]

Education Tech

Can Edtech Close the Talent and Workforce Gap in Cybersecurity?

January 14, 2021

Via: Ed Surge

How we protect our data is more important than ever. Attacks on high-value entities, including big businesses and federal government agencies, regularly make headlines. Schools are increasingly targeted as well. Just last month, the FBI, CISA and MS-ISAC issued a […]

Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

With the Pandemic Shining New Light on Early Childhood Educators, Proponents Look to ‘Radical’ Changes

January 14, 2021

Via: Ed Surge

Along with Dolly Parton, good weather, well-stocked toilet paper aisles and the “stop video” function on Zoom, the pandemic has brought a newfound appreciation—reverence, even—for early childhood educators. Families, fellow educators and the general public have begun to see just […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, Educational Stages, Higher Education, Secondary Education

A Record Year Amid a Pandemic: US Edtech Raises $2.2 Billion in 2020

January 13, 2021

Via: Ed Surge

A most disruptive year to schools and society proved lucrative for the education industry, particularly for those raising private capital. In 2020, U.S. education technology startups raised over $2.2 billion in venture and private equity capital across 130 deals, according […]