• By Rachel Vessey Gibson
    April 4, 2013

    Although Congress has been on recess, state legislators have been busy. Here’s our round up of noteworthy legislative new. Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    April 3, 2013

    This week, Business Insider highlights the technology industries that are likely to emerge into billion dollar markets. Mobile payment, health tech, and social e-commerce all make the list, as does mobile education. Read more

  • By David DeSchryver
    April 2, 2013

    The NCLB accountability model is just that – a model.  The student academic growth model is just that – a model. The statistician George Box said it artfully, “All models are wrong, some models are useful.” Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    April 1, 2013

    This morning, Education Week political reporter Alyson Klein takes a look at House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's growing interest in education and what it may mean for federal policy in the upcoming year. Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    March 21, 2013

    Today, Digital Learning Now! has released the 2012 Digital Learning Report Card, a state-by-state analysis of policies that are enabling new models of learning to thrive in public classrooms. Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    March 19, 2013

    Have recent state politics seemed more dramatic than usual? A recent Smart Politics analysis shows that recent gubernatorial races have been some of the closest races in decades. Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    March 13, 2013

    The Wall Street Journal has a great new series on the rapidly growing app industry, which sheds light on how people are using apps, who is developing them, and what the future of the business may look like.  Read more

  • By David DeSchryver
    March 8, 2013

    Education is on the cusp of a major shift. It’s not sequestration, although political histrionics may suggest so. It’s not the waivers, although it decentralizes policy making in an important way.  It’s data. Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    March 6, 2013

    This week, some of the W/A team is attending SXSWedu, an enthusiastic gathering of education entrepreneurs that has emerged from the entertainment-focused SXSW. One topic that's being aptly discussed this week, is training the next generation of entrepreneurs, job creators, and innovators within current businesses. Read more

  • By Austin Danhaus and Jenna Schuette Talbot
    March 4, 2013

    Today, educators, entrepreneurs, investors, and techies from across the globe will descend upon Austin, Texas for South by Southwest Edu, or SXSWedu. Historically, the much-loved festival has been a gathering place for would-be rock stars, budding filmmakers, and Silicon Valley minds. Three years ago, however, SXSW launched SXSWedu as its first public sector-focused conference strand. The event has quickly become one of the premier convenings for the education industry, attracting the who’s who of education to the Lone Star State.

     

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