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N.C. District Rebounds From Ed-Tech Meltdown

Guilford County schools and Amplify have shared the costs of getting a failed educational technology initiative back on track this school year. (January 27, 2015)

Draft Federal Data-Privacy Bill Targets Some Ed-Tech Practices, Silent on Others

A draft measure being circulated on Capitol Hill would bar ed-tech vendors from directing targeted advertisements to students, though it does not cover some controversial practices. (January 29, 2015)

K12 Inc. Is Second Largest 'Gainer' on New York Stock Exchange

The Herndon, Va.-based online education company's stock price jumped more than 30 percent on Thursday, representing a partial rebound from a major stock slide in 2014. (January 29, 2015)

Too Much of a Good Thing: Making Data Work for Schools

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. (January 27, 2015)

Former National Geographic Society President Eyes Ed-Tech Market

Tim Kelly, who is credited with leading the society's transition into digital media, is helping to launch a game-based learning platform, according to an SEC filing. (January 27, 2015)

K-12 Merger and Acquisition Market Looks Positive for 2015, Says Investment Firm

A managing director at Berkery Noyes, an investment firm that tracks deals made in K-12, expects strong activity in the sector this year. (January 25, 2015)

Digital Education Blog

Amplify and Guilford County, N.C., Rebounding From Device Mishaps

One year after temporarily pulling the plug on its 1-to-1 computing initiative in the wake of high breakage rates and product defects, a North Carolina district is up and running with Amplify tablets. (January 8, 2015)

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The Language of Math: Common Core and ELLs

Two experts in math instruction for English-learners will explore the linguistic demands of the Common Core State Standards for math and offer strategies to better support ELLs in developing and communicating mathematical reasoning. (January 16, 12 p.m. ET)

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Education Week

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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What Good Technology Use Looks Like in the Early Years

This multimedia presentation explores how students at Pennsylvania's Belmont Hills Elementary school are using ed tech to conduct research, create content, and reflect on their own learning. (January 7, 2015)

With Data-Privacy Pledge, Ed-Tech Providers Also Face Legal Obligation

Companies signing a student-data privacy pledge could be subject to federal or state enforcement actions if they don't live up to their word. (January 22, 2015)

K-12 Dealmaking: Pearson Invests $50M to Support Education Entrepreneurs in Emerging Markets

Pearson, the worldwide education company, invested $50 million into its Affordable Learning Fund, which supports education startups in developing countries. (January 23, 2015)

School Budgets for K-12 Instructional Materials, Tech on the Rise, Survey Says

Budgets for educational technology hardware and software are on the rise in many school districts across the country, thanks, in large part, to an improving economy. (January 20, 2015)

After a Wait, Google Signs Pledge on Student-Data Privacy

Google has signed a pledge to protect student data privacy, after the company had initially not agreed to make the public commitment. (January 20, 2015)

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