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Big Districts Pressure Publishers on Digital-Content Delivery

As a condition of doing business, the districts are demanding a universal technical format they believe can help educators manage digital content and personalize instruction. (December 1, 2014)

Education Companies' Profits on Federal Contracts to be Negotiated

The White House Office of Management and Budget is changing its rules so that federally funded contracts worth $150,000 or more will require school districts to negotiate profits with contractors. (December 9, 2014)

Who Calls the Shots in School Purchasing? Vendors, K-12 Officials Disagree

Company officials and K-12 leaders have very different views of who wields the most influence over school district buying decisions, a study shows. (December 4, 2014)

Federal Judge Dismisses Investor Lawsuit Against K12 Inc.

Judge Anthony J. Trenga ruled against plaintiffs who had claimed K12 Inc. leaders misled investors about the performance of the company. (December 10, 2014)

FCC Approves Major E-Rate Funding Increase on Party-Line Vote

Funding for the E-rate, a federal program that supports technology in schools, will rise about 60 percent under a plan approved by the FCC today. (December 11, 2014)

FBI Investigation Leaves L.A. iPad Initiative in Further Disarray

LAUSD officials originally planned for all 900-plus city schools to receive iPads by the end of 2014, but the latest setback means just 79 schools will have devices this school year. (December 3, 2014)

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Caution Urged on Personalized Learning With Ed Tech

Computer-based personalized instruction is largely unproven in K-12, and investments in it should be approached cautiously, a new report contends. (November 28, 2014)

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LMS Strategies to Improve Schools

In this webinar, Don McIntosh, a leading LMS consultant, and Marty Bray, CTO for Georgia's Forsyth County schools, offer their insights on what works best in putting together an effective LMS strategy, and the potential problems to avoid. (January 6, 2 p.m. ET)

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Many Districts Lagging on Implementing Common Core, Survey Finds

A new report claims "the future of the common core remains uncertain at this important juncture" because many districts are not yet fully prepared to impart the new academic expectations in reading and math. (October 8, 2014)

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Taking Stock of Personalized Learning

This report tackles the issue of personalized learning, arguably one of the hottest topics in education this year, and an educational concept that raises all kinds of questions and concerns about how students should learn in the digital age. (October 20, 2014)


Chromebooks Gaining Popularity in School Districts

Chromebooks Gaining Popularity in School Districts (November 12, 2014)

'We the Economy' Series Brings Short Films on Monetary Topics to Schools

Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen's Vulcan Productions and Morgan Spurlock's Cinelan announced today the launch of a collection of educational materials to accompany a short-film series on the economy. (December 2, 2014)

ExxonMobil CEO Bemoans Texas' Stance on Common Core

Rex Tillerson, the CEO of the massive oil-and-gas producer Exxon-Mobil, blasted public officials from his corporation's home state for opposing the common core. (December 5, 2014)

Pearson's Work on PARCC Common-Core Field Tests Scrutinized in Survey

A review of field testing for the PARCC tests found that many school officials had frustrations student with the student- registration process and test-administration manuals. (November 28, 2014)

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