Is Disruptive Innovation Driving K-12 Privatization? – by Thomas Arnett

If you’ve followed the K–12 education dialogue over the last decade, then you’re probably familiar with the term “disruptive innovation.” Edtech entrepreneurs and school choice advocates sometimes invoke it as an indomitable force that will redeem and transform broken school systems. Meanwhile, people on the other sides of these debates worry that “disruption” is a flawed yet rhetorically powerful narrative used to rationalize K–12 privatization. Somewhere in the middle are skeptics who give consideration to the idea, but wonder if disruption is an oversold term that is likely to underdeliver on its proponents’ promises. So how do we make sense ...

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MDE is solving real problems using data

The Mississippi Department of Education’s CIO Dr. John Q. Porter, is continuously looking for ways to help the children in the State of Mississippi. An article featured on Government Technology’s website highlights just one of the ways he has done this. Dr. Porter and his team at the MDE working in partnership the Mississippi Department of Health showed the strength of collaborative data in solving lingering issues surrounding feeding students. Read the full article on Government Technology.

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Run Windows 10 on the go from a USB drive

Wouldn’t it be nice to carry your computing experience with you wherever you go? Well, that time is now! An article posted on pcmag.com explains step-by-step what you will need in order to run Windows 10 from a USB flash drive. The process will require a bit of technical know-how. Nevertheless, if you are patient and follow the instructions you will be on your way to having your very own Windows 10 in your pocket and ready to boot on most modern computers. Here are some use cases to consider: It can allow you a backup for travel and working ...

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