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The Ed-Tech Industry Network

A Hack Education Project

Oh my god. I got the fellowship. Cross-posted (with a few edits) from Hack Education: Columbia Journalism School has awarded me a Spencer Education Journalism Fellowship for the 2017–2018 academic year. I can’t even begin to articulate how truly thrilled and humbled I am for this opportunity. It’s not going...

In 2012, I wrote an article titled “ALEC, Ed-Tech, and the Privatization of Education.” Although the American Legislative Exchange Council had been formed back in 1973 and had worked for decades to help shape legislation at the state level, it received a fair amount of attention in 2012 because of...

I am applying for a Spencer Fellowship to work on this project. This is a rough draft of my project proposal. The phrase “PayPal Mafia” is often used to describe the group of PayPal founders and employees who’ve gone on to be some of the most powerful players in Silicon...

Just as I do with my work on tracking ed-tech investments, I'll make all the data that powers this site (and my subsequent analysis) freely and openly available. There's not much there yet, but you will be able to find JSON files containing data about various ed-tech companies in the...

The phrase “PayPal Mafia” is used to describe the group of PayPal founders and employees who’ve gone on to be some of the most powerful players in Silicon Valley, forming additional technology companies and investment firms and becoming millionaires (and in a couple of cases, billionaires) in the process. (Members...