Ed tech and free community college: The week's most read education news
President Barack Obama's announcement that he will push a plan, inspired by Tennessee Promise, that would provide free community college nationwide sparked plenty of buzz this week. Meanwhile, we took a look at 7 ed tech companies that were among 2014's biggest funding 'winners,' and Educause unveiled its annual reports on the top 10 IT issues and top 10 strategic technologies on higher ed campuses in 2015. If you're at a school using Google Classroom, you'll definitely want to read up on the LMS' new mobile app and teacher assignment page.
Be sure to check out our recap of Discovery Education's expert panel on math achievement and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- Google unveils Classroom mobile app: The mobile app allows for offline caching, which means students can work offline.
- Educause identifies top 10 IT issues for 2015: Higher ed's largest technology association says colleges and universities must act if they are to address a widening adoption gap.
- These 7 ed tech companies were among 2014's biggest funding winners: Ed tech companies had a record year in 2014, raising a total of $1.36 billion from venture capitalists.
- 5 math achievement takeaways from Discovery expert panel: At an event marking the launch of Discovery Ed's Math Techbook, experts ranging from a Common Core architect to a Google executive discussed the current state of math and what needs to be done.
- Obama to propose free community college: The president has revealed his secret Tennessee announcement for Friday: a national expansion of Gov. Bill Haslam's Tennessee Promise.
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