Today's Newsletter: Gates, Zuckerberg and the $9 Million

So the debate continues: Are Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg robber barons, out to steal the data and privacy of America’s students? Or are they the public school benefactors we may not want, but need? The news yesterday that the pair has donated $9 million to bolster broadband PD efforts tickled that question out in the the edtech blogosphere. Techcrunch lays out some perspective here. Edsurge breaks down details on the nonprofit EducationSuperHighway, the organization that will be receive the funds (is $9 million a lot these days?). And Forbes looks deeper into its founder Evan Marwell. Looking forward to tracking this story into the new year! —Kevin Hogan, Editorial Director