U.S. Department of Education Backs Partnership to Elevate Educator Voice on Education Technology Decisions

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- LearnPlatform and the Jefferson Education Exchange today announced the expansion of an initiative to help teachers and school leaders make better-informed decisions about what education technology tools work in what contexts. Backed by a Small Business Innovation Research grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the project will help teachers document their experiences implementing education technology, and share them with other educators dealing with similar challenges.

"Although schools and districts have access to a staggering amount of technology, the field knows precious little about how these tools are actually being used by teachers and administrators," said Karl Rectanus, CEO of LearnPlatform. "Helping educators make more effective instructional technology decisions has to start with a rigorous, research-driven approach to understanding how technology is being used in the first place. That means unlocking and sharing the insights of educators who are on the ground doing the implementation work."

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