Source: Executive Summary of the "2014 U.S. Education Technology Industry Market: PreK-12 Report," from the Education Technology Industry Network of the Software & Information Industry Association

Ed-Tech Opportunities Seen in Digital Content, Data, IT Management

The educational technology market has topped $8.4 billion in value, fueled by growth in assessment and other areas, according to a new analysis. (February 27, 2015)

Half of K-12 Students to Have Access to 1-to-1 Computing by 2015-16

Futuresource Consulting projects that half of students and teachers in the U.S. will have access to their own personal computer in school by 2015-16. (February 24, 2015)

Feds Offer Advice on 'Terms of Service' to Require of Ed-Tech Vendors

Federal officials have published model "terms of service" to help guide districts on what privacy policies to demand from vendors. (February 27, 2015)

The Word 'No' Holds Power for Ed-Tech Startup Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are supposed to follow up on every lead, always say yes, and break down doors right? Maybe not. With limited time and money, doing fewer things well can pay off big. (March 3, 2015)

States' Control Over Selection of K-12 Classroom Materials Shifting to Districts

California, Texas and Florida are among the states that are ceding more authority to districts in choosing their own instructional materials, the Association of American Publishers reports. (February 18, 2015)

Business, University Venture to Test Ed-Tech Products

The Jefferson Education Accelerator, an effort designed with help from the University of Virginia, asks companies to subject their products to independent research conducted in schools. (February 16, 2015)

Digital Education Blog

Teachers, Developers, Researchers Quickly Evaluate Ed Tech in N.Y.C.

New York City is one of three "test-bed networks" experimenting with new ways to quickly evaluate ed-tech products in real-world settings. (February 4, 2015)

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Education Week Event

A Successful 1:1 Initiative on a Budget

Learn how leaders of the J.S. Morton District 201 successfully rolled out a 1-to-1 computing initiative—from leveraging federal funding to selecting devices and managing professional development.(Feb. 11, 2015, 2 to 3 p.m. ET)

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After Ed-Tech Meltdown, a District Rebounds

The Guilford County, N.C., school district and its vendor, Amplify, have shared the cost of getting a failed 1-to-1 computing initiative back on track this school year. (January 27, 2015)

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Schools Weigh Access to Students' Social-Media Passwords

State lawmakers and school district officials are again wrestling with questions about schools' authority to access and monitor students' social-media accounts. (February 17, 2015)

Idaho Schools' Connectivity in Limbo After Judge Voids State Broadband Contract

A judge has reaffirmed his November ruling that the state's $60 million broadband contract had been awarded illegally. (February 13, 2015)

K-12 Dealmaking: Fuel Education, PresenceLearning to Focus on Online Special Needs Services

A new partnership between Fuel Education and PresenceLearning seeks to make virtual special education services a reality for millions of students. (February 6, 2015)

'Impact Investing' Forum Features Education Companies

Three education companies took center stage in a meeting with financiers, philanthropists, and researchers about "impact investing" that was co-sponsored by the Aspen Institute. (February 6, 2015)

K-12 MOOCs Must Address Equity

Education leaders are calling for teachers to collect more and more data, but Justin Minkel argues that what really matters is how schools use their data. (February 3, 2015)

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