I have just created a handful of new datasets, tracking the various relationships among powerful people in the education industry.
The new datasets:
- Edison Schools
- Rocketship Education
- Common Sense Media
- Whittle Communications
I have to give a presentation to the Spencer Foundation in a little over a week on how my research project is coming along, and while a lot of my focus this semester has been on book writing (that is, preparations for getting Teaching Machines sold to a publisher), I’m also still working on this original project idea on the “ed-tech mafia.”
As part of that, I’ll be attending the ASU-GSV Summit in April for the first time, and I’ll have an article coming out in the fall about how education venture capital networks operate, based on what I see there and based on all this data journalism I’ve been undertaking.