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Hiring? The Secret to Finding Hidden Edtech Talent

Finding the right candidate is not only important in order to get the job done but it is also essential for building a healthy company culture. So how do you find the perfect hire? A big part of that strategy is knowing where to look to find the kind of high-quality candidates you want to add to your roster. We decided to sit down with the EdSurge Job’s team to talk specifically about how to locate “hidden” edtech talent. Here are their suggestions on where to find your perfect candidate.Hiding in plain sight

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2018 Halftime Ka’Ching Report: U.S. Edtech Raises $739M in Venture Funding

So far, there have been fewer home-run funding deals than last year. But for the U.S. edtech industry, that’s no big deal: In the first six months of 2018, 62 companies raised $739 million in venture capital.

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Can Individual Tests Really Measure Collaboration?

At the end of next school year, thousands of high school students will sit down at individual workstations, laptops in hand, for an end-of-course exam. But in a rather novel twist this one’s not just about what you know—but also what you can figure out.

Turning ‘Google Maps for Education’ From Metaphor to Reality

In his latest EdSurge column, Michael Horn laid out how Google Maps offers an aspirational metaphor for what the future of educational tools could look like. But as he also noted, locating where people are geographically is one thing; pinpointing where they are educationally is another.

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New Survey: Students See Anxiety and Time Management Among Top Challenges to Finishing Degrees

For many of today’s students, the biggest obstacles to finishing college are logistical and emotional, not academic.

What Summer Slide Actually Means—and 5 Ways to Fight it

Last September, a friend from graduate school forwarded me a Brookings Institute article written by David M. Quinn and Morgan Polikoff. The article begins with a series of disappointing—but unsurprising—statistics about the summer slide, a term used to describe the academic regression experienced by students over the summer. In their overview of the summer slide, Quinn and Polikoff offer a few keys facts:

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Education Technology’s Machine Learning Problem—and Responsibility

From Formula 1 to Yelp, industries across the board are seeking ways to apply machine learning to their work. Even academics and Goldman Sachs analysts tried using it to predict World Cup winners. (Those predictions proved very, very wrong.)

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YouTube Searches Favor Videos That Attack Public Education, Scholar Finds

When a scholar did a YouTube search for the term “public education” recently, the results painted a bleak picture of the nation’s schools and state colleges.

Secret ‘Fusion Centers’ and the Search for the Next School Shooter

It sounds like a conspiracy theory, but it is not.Since 2001, the Federal government has provided state and local law enforcement agencies with grants, training and other forms of assistance to create a national network of so-called “fusion centers”—buildings in locations not disclosed to the public where government officials gather, process, and disseminate information about terrorism, homeland security and criminal justice on a daily basis.Oh, and they’re highly secretive.

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Swing Education Raises $15 Million to Connect More Schools With Substitute Teachers

Teacher shortages in the U.S. have been well-documented. But sometimes, what’s harder than finding full-time teachers is finding substitutes who can fill in for them.That’s an issue that Joan O’ Neill, a human resources manager at Menlo Park City School District in California, knows all too well. Recently, her team has been turning to Swing Education, a marketplace of sorts for substitute teachers, to fill those open roles.

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