National Geographic to Create Education Center From 21st Century Fox Deal

A center to improve high school students' geography skills will be one outcome of the new venture, which gives Rupert Murdoch's family a majority stake. (September 18, 2015)

PD Challenge: First to Reach 1 Million Online Hours = $100,000 Prize

An online video chat company is issuing a challenge to the education community: $100,000 for the first non-commercial group that logs 1 million hours of professional development online. (September 21, 2015)

Are 1-to-1 'Maker Space' Tools the Next K-12 Trend?

A New York City-based company, littleBits, is offering modular electronics components for schools and libraries through a 1-to-1 model common in the world of ed tech. (September 24, 2015)

Parents Support Collection of Student Data, But Wary of Vendors' Role

Parents are skeptical about ed tech companies being given access to student data, according to a nationwide poll sponsored by the Future of Privacy Forum. (September 22, 2015)

Facebook Moves Into 'Personalized Learning' With Charter Network

The giant social-media company Facebook is partnering with the Summit charter school network to refine a tech-based "personalized learning" platform. (September 4, 2015)

McGraw-Hill Education Signals Plans to Become Public Company

The company's filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission identifies the opportunities and risks in buying its stock when the public offering is made later this year. (September 4, 2015)

Digital Education Blog

E-Rate Funding Commitments Already Flowing

The FCC is pushing to get E-rate funding commitments out faster, a move hailed by schools, libraries, and advocates. (June 3, 2015)

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Education Week Event

Ed-Tech Leadership Evolves in Houston

Houston Leaders to Learn From will discuss how to work with educators and district leaders on ed-tech initiatives, balance innovation with technological realities, and evaluate the impact of ed-tech programs.
(April 28, 2015, 12 to 1 p.m. ET)

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Education Week

State Lawmakers Balance Concerns on Student-Data Privacy

The debate over how to best protect student data has legislators weighing the views of privacy advocates and education technology providers in this year’s crop of proposals. (May 19, 2015)

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Measured Progress Pays Nev. $1.3 Million Over Botched Tests

A vendor blamed for recent disruptions in online assessments will pay financial penalties, under an agreement with Nevada's state Attorney General. (August 25, 2015)

Smarter Balanced to Review American Institutes for Research's Test Platform

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has arranged an independent evaluation of an open-source delivery platform it paid the American Institutes for Research to develop. (August 28, 2015)

$30 Million Amazon Contract for N.Y.C. Schools Held Up by Accessibility Concerns

The National Federation of the Blind questions whether e-books that educators will purchase through Amazon's storefront are likely to be fully useful to its community. (August 28, 2015)

Education Week Acquires Television Production Company

In a major expansion of its commitment to video, the newspaper is taking over the TV production company founded by retiring PBS correspondent John Merrow. (August 18, 2015)

Crowded Field of Online News Sites Focuses on Education Issues

National and local online outlets are offering a wealth of specialized content on K-12 topics, some striving for journalistic objectivity, others pushing an unvarnished point of view. (August 4, 2015)

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