From The Hechinger Report: A conference in Arizona emerges as a power-player in education technology
by Nicole Bobo
Pop quiz: Define equity.
That question, posed to an educator, will probably spark a conversation about the uneven learning outcomes for disadvantaged students. But the word ‘equity’ means something very different to venture capitalists who invest in education technology.
This dynamic was on display last week in the halls and lobby of the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. The ASU+GSV Summit, an annual education technology conference, was the place to be and be seen. Belly-to-belly encounters in the hallways, arranged separately from the official agenda, are the way deals get done.