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In the most recent season of 'Sesame Street,' Grover competes to be king in 'Game of Chairs,' a spoof of the HBO television show 'Game of Thrones.'
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Sesame Street and HBO Team Up for Five-Year Deal

HBO will have exclusive rights to air new episodes of the venerable children's program "Sesame Street" for nine months, when it will then be available to PBS for free. (August 13, 2015)

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09/01 10:16 pm | Test Results from N.D., Mont., Nev., Will Get Examination | Smarter Balanced will review the validity of test results from three states that experienced disruptions on their tests last year.

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09/02 04:47 pm | Social Media Not a Priority for Classroom Teachers, Survey Finds | Just 13 percent of K-12 teachers today have integrated social media into classroom instruction, finds a poll from the University of Phoenix.

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Industry and Innovation
This section of Education Week examines the education marketplace and new approaches that are changing K-12 education. A grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation helps support the project.

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Amplify, the education division of Rupert Murdoch's company, is deeply in the red and on the auction block after its ambitious vision failed to materialize. August 25, 2015 – Education Week
When global media giant News Corp. pushed its way into the ed-tech market, the company vowed to transform classrooms and disrupt the K-12 marketplace. Five years later, Amplify, the company's much-hyped education division, is up for sale. August 25, 2015 – Education Week
The deal sending the show to HBO reflects a world with vastly more programming for children on more channels than when "Sesame Street" first launched. August 25, 2015 – Education Week
In a major expansion of its commitment to video, the newspaper is taking over the TV production company founded by retiring PBS correspondent John Merrow. August 18, 2015 – Education Week
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 – Education Week
While many of the new online outlets reporting on education are bona fide news operations, others may be harder to pigeonhole. August 4, 2015 – Education Week
The four-site news operation is among the next generation of outlets drilling deep into local education issues. August 4, 2015 – Education Week
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 – Education Week
Even teachers in states that never adopted the standards are downloading common-core-aligned curricula for their classrooms. July 7, 2015 – Education Week
Leadership, professional development, and hands-on learning were on the minds of nearly 20,000 educational technology enthusiasts who attended the ISTE annual conference in Philadelphia. July 7, 2015 – Education Week

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