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House Committee Considers Education Spending Bill That Trims Trump’s Cuts, Drops Funding for Private Choice

House lawmakers are set to consider an education budget that makes some cuts to the Education Department, though much smaller than what the Trump administration put forth, and does not include sweeping funding the president wanted for new private school choice programs. President Trump had proposed cutting the agency’s overall budget by about $9 billion and adding $1 billion in ... Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates try opposite paths to education tech in India

BYJU’s app has been downloaded 8 million times, and more than 400,000 students are paying an annual fee of Rs10,000 in a country not known to pay for subscriptions of any kind. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint Bengaluru: Rushi Parmar lives in Keshod, a Western Indian town so small it has one park, a single-screen movie hall and no shopping mall. For ... Read More »

Massive education bill alters testing, recess, teacher evaluations, bonuses, charters

Lawmakers approve multi-pronged education bill awmakers approved a giant, multi-pronged education package Monday that backers cheered as an education game-changer and critics called manipulative and detrimental to public schools. The 278-page bill eliminates a section of Florida’s often-criticized, 2011 teacher merit-pay law, changes standardized testing rules, mandates recess for elementary school children, expands a controversial teacher bonus program and provides ... Read More »

Brexit: UK will ‘not pay 100bn euro divorce bill’ says Davis

The UK will not pay a 100bn-euro (£84bn) “divorce bill” to leave the EU, Brexit Secretary David Davis has said. He told ITV’s Good Morning Britain the UK would pay what was legally due, in line with its rights and obligations, but “not just what the EU wants”. It comes amid claims by the Financial Times that the settlement sought ... Read More »

Marketing Tech Startup Appboy Shuffles Cofounders As Bill Magnuson Takes Over As CEO

The five-year-old marketing tech company has named Bill Magnuson as CEO effective on January 1, 2017, with founding CEO Mark Ghermezian moving into a new role as executive chairman. As part of the reshuffling at the Series C startup, third cofounder Jon Hyman will assume the role of CTO from Magnuson after serving as Appboy’s CIO. “When you look at ... Read More »