Brad Jefferson, the CEO of Animoto, a cloud-based video-creation service that works free of charge with schools, poses in the company’s San Francisco offices.
—Ramin Rahimian for Education Week

Ed. Industry Groups Outline Steps to Protect Privacy of Student Data

Companies and K-12 schools are struggling to plot their way out of what has become an emotionally charged and polarized atmosphere around data privacy. (April 14, 2014)

Autism Expressed Founder Michele McKeone conducts a training session last month at a school for students and adults with disabilities in Haddonfield, N.J.
—Aaron P. Bernstein for Education Week

Ed. Startups Navigate the Hard Market Realities for Sustaining Success

Following the thrill of launching new businesses, two ed-tech startups are facing the challenges of making smart decisions to attract more customers and grow revenues. (April 1, 2014)

Investor Lawsuit Targets K12 Inc. and Stock Sales of Former CEO

A federal lawsuit alleges that the online education provider K12 Inc. misled investors, and says that the company's former CEO benefited by selling off stock before the company's stock price fell. (April 14, 2014)

Ed-Tech Companies Abroad Reap Financing, Analysis Says

More than 50 percent of the companies receiving ed-tech financing these days are located outside U.S. borders, according to an analysis by CB Insights. (April 9, 2014)

Salman Khan, the founder and CEO of Khan Academy, is aggressively expanding the nonprofit’s reach, but said, “I’m always concerned as we grow that we don’t lose our charm.”
—Ramin Rahimian for Education Week

Khan Academy, Open Ed. Providers Evolve With Common Core

Khan Academy's unveiling of interactive and adaptive math resources tied to the common core represents an important step for the field of "open education resources," observers say. (March 28, 2014)

A Breakdown of Mergers, Acquisitions in the Education Market

The vast majority of education mergers and acquisitions over the past two years were "strategic" transactions, as judged by transaction volume, research shows. (April 10, 2014)

Startups in Education Set Record, Raising $500 Million in First Quarter

In the first three months of 2014, more than half a billion dollars have flowed into ed tech, making it the biggest funding quarter in five years. (April 3, 2014)

Digital Education Blog

Vast Digital Divide Exists in K-12 Schools, E-Rate Analysis Shows

Schools meeting the federal ConnectED goals have budgets for accessing the Internet that are 450 times larger than those that are not meeting those goals. (April 10, 2014)

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Identifying 'Rigor': District Strategies for Transitioning to the Common Core in Math

In this webinar, two eminent math specialists will offer practical strategies for district and school instructional leaders on ensuring cohesive implementation of the Common Core math standards.">(April 16, 2014)

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Education Week

State Lawmakers Ramp Up Attention to Data Privacy

Spurred by concerns about technology and new assessments, legislators in a number of states act to address student-data protection. (April 15, 2014)

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Google Amends Its Terms on Scanning User Data for Ads

With a federal lawsuit pending, and more scrutiny about its practices, Google updated its terms of service and privacy policies about how it uses private data. (March 24, 2014)

Determining Whether We're Going Out of Business Anytime Soon

Each month I spend time analyzing our long-term projections budget document. The purpose of this exercise is to determine our runway: How much money do we have in the bank and how long do we think it will last? (March 24, 2014)

New York Pulls Plug on inBloom as Student-Data Partner

New York state reversed its plans to have inBloom, the education technology provider, load student data into the cloud, adding another setback to the organization. (April 2, 2014)

Amazon's Brazilian Textbook Deal Stirs Speculation About Its K-12 Ambitions

Amazon recently announced a major deal in Brazil, a booming ed-tech market, to distribute free textbooks via a Kindle reading app to teachers using government-issued tablets. (April 3, 2014)

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