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Why Education Technology May Have To Wait For The Mainstream

Make no mistake: now a $32.1 billion-per-year market, education technology has become too big to ignore for anyone. Rupert Murdoch’s in the game. Steve Jobs’s iPad is finding a home in hundreds of American classrooms. Bill Gates just threw $20 million at an initiative to build up e-learning. That said, even those who stand to gain the most from getting techie […]

Republican Party Says Donations To Bennett Legitimate Contributions From Reform Minded Companies

Bennett says a number of companies were evaluated by IDOE official prior to making a decision

Officials released this statement in response to yesterday’s report, which revealed Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett had received donations from two companies who stand to benefit from plans to take over four Indianapolis schools. “It’s not surprising two groups committed to education reform throughout the country have in the past supported one of […]

Indiana Superintendent Received Donations From Two Companies Involved In "Failing" Schools Plan

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Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett received three thousand dollars in donations from two vendors connected with two “failing” schools in Indianapolis.  In 2009, Bennett received two thousand dollars from Edison Learning, the company selected to take over Theodore Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy in Gary.  That same year, Bennett accepted a campaign donation […]

Murdoch-Controlled Company Tapped For Indianapolis Intervention Takes $27M Hit In New York

Rupert Murdoch’s coming in to turn around a failing Indianapolis public school — at least, one of the companies he owns will. The Indiana Department of Education announced Thursday it had appointed Wireless Generation, a News Corp-owned company that helps teachers work with student-level data in the classroom, to help turn around Washington Community High […]

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