Teacher Jane Langan follows along Ms. Webb's training session on her laptop.
—Dustin Chambers for Education Week

Pressure on LMS Companies to Provide Quality PD

Educators must grasp how learning management systems can help students, yet also acquire the skills to juggle myriad academic and managerial duties. (September 29, 2014)

—Pat Jarrett for Education Week

Startup Founders Apply Education Experience

Former educators with technology interests are increasingly making their way from classrooms into the startup world as they try to use their school expertise to create ed-tech products. (September 16, 2014)

Jean Tower, the director of technology for the Northborough and Southborough public schools in Massachusetts, says “superintendents who do the hiring need to own the data” about gender inequities in the educational technology profession.
—Charlie Mahoney/Prime for Education Week

Ed-Tech Leader Gender Gaps Identified in New Study

Female ed-tech leaders appear to face more limited access to top positions and higher pay than their male counterparts, concludes an analysis by Education Week and CoSN. (September 16, 2014)

Ed-Tech Industry Weighs Impact of New Data-Privacy Laws

A California law is one of the most aggressive attempts to balance the promise of digital learning technologies with concerns about the privacy of children's sensitive information. (October 7, 2014)

Harvard-MIT Partnership Opens MOOCs for High Schoolers

Students looking to prepare for Advanced Placement exams, or simply expand their academic knowledge, now have free access to an array of classes. (September 23, 2014)

Common-Core Testing Contracts Favor Big Vendors

Most of the biggest contracts being awarded by the two main consortia creating online assessments aligned to the standards are flowing to some familiar industry players. (September 30, 2014)

District Leaders Tackle LMS Challenges

This special report aims to give district leaders a better sense of what it takes to piece together a smart strategy for learning management systems. (September 29, 2014)

Special Report

Digital Advances Reshaping K-12 Testing

(March 10, 2014)

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Marketplace K-12 Blog

Oklahoma officials scrambled to find a testing vendor for exams required for high school graduation, after another company, McGraw-Hill Education CTB, backed out. (10/18 07:40 am)
While money continues to pour into ed tech at a strong pace, the number of deals by "smart-money VC firms" has slowed in 2014, according to CB Insights. (10/16 05:25 pm)
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