As McGraw-Hill Education Leaves State Testing, Market Thrives for Classroom Assessments

McGraw-Hill Education recently sold off its longstanding businesses in summative and "shelf" testing, in a move that underscores growing demand for other forms of assessments. (July 31, 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)

Charter Operator BASIS Opening Private School in China

The charter school network BASIS will open a private school in Shenzhen, China, in what the organization hopes will lead to further international expansion. (August 7, 2015)

Education Sector Hot for Merger, Acquisition Deals, Investment Banker Says

Schools' growing acceptance of purchasing digital content by subscription is one reason investors see the possibility of returns in the acquisition and mergers of education businesses. (August 4, 2015)

Pearson Agrees to Compensate Minnesota for Testing Breakdowns

Minnesota will receive $1 million in fees from Pearson and up to $4.7 million in additional services and support, as part of a settlement. (August 3, 2015)

U.S. Dominance as 'Education Exporter' Slipping, Study Says

Despite the fact that more international students than ever are attending U.S. schools, competitive pressures are eroding the American share of the global market. (July 28, 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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Open Educational Resources: What K-12 Officials Need to Know

Many districts are experimenting with "open" resources—free materials that typically can be shared, modified, and repurposed by teachers and others. (June 19, 2015)

Court Hands Major Victory to PARCC, Pearson in Challenge by Vendor

In a decision with potentially huge implications, a New Mexico judge has rejected the AIR's protest of a PARCC contract awarded to Pearson. (July 15, 2015)

Microsoft Server 2003's Demise Could Bring Tech Woes for Unprepared Schools

Microsoft is ending support for its Server 2003 operating system, which could pose security and other risks to districts that haven't upgraded. (July 17, 2015)

Google Research Shows 'Word of Mouth' Fuels Ed-Tech Decisions

Educators' peers are most influential in ed-tech decision-making, according to research by Google. A national procurement study last year arrived at the same conclusion. (June 29, 2015)

Amplify Reported to Be Dropping School Tablet Business

Bloomberg Business reports that Amplify, which launched tablets for K-12 in 2013, will abandon the hardware business. The company counters that it is "still fulfilling orders" for tablets. (June 26, 2015)

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