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Changing Worlds

How academic video created 100 percent pass rates in rural South African schools. GUEST COLUMN | by Gary Weis Sixteen-year-old Lucky Hlatshwayo lives in one of the most rural areas of the South African Free State province — a community … Continue reading

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Death of the Textbook, Really

Will a new business model accelerate the digital revolution in course materials? GUEST COLUMN | by Ryan Petersen and Jared Pearlman For nearly two decades, industry commentators have heralded the impending death of the physical textbook. The prediction is rooted … Continue reading

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From Awareness to Action: 5 Steps to Change your School Culture

Perspective from a Teach for America alum and edtech company founder. GUEST COLUMN | by Jen Medbery How would your teachers, students, and parents describe your school’s environment? Most of us are familiar with the benefits of a positive school … Continue reading

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EdTech in China: Goldmine, Minefield, or Both?

In examining all sides of the equation, some words of wisdom from an experienced founder. GUEST COLUMN | by Rohan Pasari Faced with a massive opportunity, most people become one of two things: excited or skeptical. With a booming education … Continue reading

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Settling Down for a Long Winter’s Read

‘Tis the season to relax, study, and learn new skills. GUEST COLUMN | by Todd Rothman The holiday season has officially started. Like every year since the emergence of e-commerce, many people around the country have been checking out online … Continue reading

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