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Uber, Airbnb, Top Hat

A successful edtech startup founder discusses big changes for higher education. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero  “Let’s make education better.” That’s the simple idea that brought co-founder Mike Silagadze (pictured) and Mohsen Shahini together to create Top Hat. Being engineers, … Continue reading

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Committed to Doing Right for Students

IN CLOSE WITH | Ken Wallace As the superintendent of Maine Township High School District 207, Ken Wallace, Ph.D., holds the belief that every teacher deserves specialized coaching and professional development. Here, he talks about the importance of coaching, and … Continue reading

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The Connected States of America

SETDA’s executive director shares her perspective on energizing edtech. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero As one of the nation’s most prominent K-12 education leaders in academics and digital learning, Tracy Weeks (pictured) is on a mission to provide safe access … Continue reading

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Running the Distance

Winning technology insights from an innovative Illinois Superintendent. INTERVIEW | by Susan Dias Karnovsky John Hutton’s favorite sport is running. Like all good runners, he sets his pace with a strategy that includes planning, training, mental focus, and the patience … Continue reading

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Technology, Student Voice, and Shining a Light

IN CLOSE WITH | Andy Plemmons As a media specialist at David C. Barrow Elementary in Athens, GA, Andy Plemmons is focused on giving students a voice. Here, he talks about the technology and pedagogy he uses to inspire those … Continue reading

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