Silicon Valley’s Educational Tech Boom

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It remains to be seen how President Obama’s move to protect student data plays out in Silicon Valley. There’s been a big surge there in companies making software for the education market. In fact, financing for the so-called “ed tech” market increased by more than 50% last year from the year before, reaching nearly $2 billion, according to one database. What’s driving the boom, and what does it mean for the future of education?

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Guest:
Betsy Corcoran - Founder & CEO of EdSurge.com, which provides news and information about everything in education technology - @betsy_

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott