Google Expands K-12 Footprint, Acquires STEM-Focused Company Workbench

By Sean Cavanagh (Edweek)  Google, already a dominant presence in the nation’s classrooms, is adding to its education portfolio through the acquisition of Workbench, an online platform that seeks to connect teachers and others with hands-on content. Chris Sleat, the founder and CEO of Workbench, announced the deal in a blog post on the company’s website. Terms were not […]

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Laureate Education’s founder and CEO to step down at end of year

By Sarah Gantz (Baltimore Sun). Headquartered in Harbor East, Laureate has grown into the largest global network of degree-granting higher-education institutions, owning and operating 71 universities in 25 countries, many in emerging markets. The firm employs more than 67,000 people globally and about 1,130 at its offices in Baltimore and Columbia. It is one of […]

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Betsy DeVos to State Chiefs: Full Speed Ahead on the Every Student Succeeds Act

(Edweek) By Alyson Klein — The Obama administration’s accountability regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act have been paused by the Trump administration, and they’re on thin ice in Congress. But U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos wants states to keep going on their ESSA plans. And she’s keeping in place the Obama administration’s timeline for submitting […]

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