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Oculus Rift Fueling New Vision for Virtual Reality in K-12

After decades of false starts and unkept promises, makers of virtual-reality technology could be ready to give students a new and potentially powerful way to learn. (August 26, 2014)

Companies Honing Tools to Survey Students About Teachers

Over the coming months, high-profile players in the student-survey field plan to launch new efforts to improve the usefulness, and potentially lower the costs, of their survey instruments. (August 26, 2014)

Waiver Setbacks Spell More Business Potential for Tutoring Companies

Tutoring companies are soliciting new business in Washington state after the loss of the No Child Left Behind waiver. (August 29, 2014)

L.A. Schools Chief Halts Apple, Pearson Tech Contract Amid Questions

John Deasy has ordered the rebidding of a massive technology contract awarded to Apple and Pearson, following questions of favoritism in the bidding process. (August 26, 2014)

GlassLab Opens Opportunity for Education-Game Makers

Developers hoping to transform digital learning games from lightweight classroom fun to serious instructional tools could soon have access to new technologies to help make that happen. (August 19, 2014)

Minecraft MOOCs for Teachers Part of Ed-Tech Company's Push Into K-12

Though MOOCs have yet to take off in K-12 schools, Instructure unveiled two new online courses for teachers interested in the popular digital game Minecraft. (August 12, 2014)

Calculating the Academic Return on 'Open' Educational Resources

David Wiley, a supporter for open-educational resources, argues that the "learning outcomes per dollar" from free and open resources tops that of the traditional materials produced by commercial publishers. (August 25, 2014)

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IKeepSafe Launches K-12 Digital Literacy Initiative With Free Online Curriculum

The curriculum, released this week, is the first in a series of lessons and resources to be released by the nonprofit over the next 18 months. (August 29, 2014)

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Big Year Looms for Common-Core Testing

This is the academic year when nearly every state must give assessments aligned to their "college- and career-ready" standards. But there are questions about how well those tests will measure mastery of the standards. (September 3, 2014)

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Special Ed Week Report: Navigating the Ed-Tech Marketplace

This special report focuses on the educational technology marketplace, including what it looks like, how it works, and the changes that are likely to shape it. (June 9, 2014)

Major Policy Shifts, Economic Forces Shape the Ed-Tech Market

Common-core standards and assessments and healthier local and state budgets are fueling spending by K-12 schools in the multibillion-dollar market for educational technology. (June 9, 2014)

Calculating the Academic Return on 'Open' Educational Resources

David Wiley, a supporter for open-educational resources, argues that the "learning outcomes per dollar" from free and open resources tops that of the traditional materials produced by commercial publishers. (August 25, 2014)

K-12 Dealmaking: FreshGrade Brings in $4.3M to Connect Teachers, Parents

Canadian-based FreshGrade, Inc. raised $4.3 million of venture capital to expand its digital assessment and communication platform to K-12 schools throughout the United States. (August 21, 2014)

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