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The latest news on K-12 business and industry, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

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.'
—Zach Hyman

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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Privatization of Public Education

Blog: Marketplace K-12

10/06 08:41 pm | Superintendents Tell Education Business Leaders What They Really Want | Four superintendents schooled an audience of education company leaders at EdNET 2015 in how their companies can do a better job meeting the needs of schools.

Blog: Digital Education

10/07 05:00 pm | MacArthur Foundation Spins Off $25 Million "Connected Learning" Nonprofit | A new organization called Collective Shift aims to provide digital media-based learning opportunities in 70 communities by 2018.

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01/16 08:05 am | Sputnik Moves to New Orbit! | If you've enjoyed reading Sputnik as much as I've enjoyed writing it, I'm sure you'll equally enjoy reading and reacting to my blog at Huffington ...

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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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A free online library of instructional materials created in New York state to align with the common-core standards has generated a vast audience. June 9, 2015 – Education Week
The seasonal job market for teenagers is showing signs of improving, but inner-city youths still face slim employment opportunities. June 2, 2015 – Education Week
The path to securing acceptable school privacy practices is not a simple one, write Jules Polonetsky and Joseph Jerome. May 19, 2015 – Education Week
The state's recent decision to award a tentative, $240 million contract to the Educational Testing Service drew an angry response from its rival. April 21, 2015 – Education Week
New CTE programs pose a new challenge for educators: how to form deeper, longer partnerships with businesses. March 25, 2015 – Education Week
Teachers and CEOs have similar professions—too bad nobody sees it that way, writes teacher-turned-CEO Aaron Schildkrout. March 13, 2015 – Education Week
More than 40 ed-tech companies gathered in Washington for the first of several expected training sessions to help companies understand their legal obligations for protecting students' data privacy. February 24, 2015 – Education Week
The Jefferson Education Accelerator, an effort designed with help from the University of Virginia, asks companies to subject their products to independent research conducted in schools. February 16, 2015 – Education Week
State officials are scrambling to make sure their broadband network provides service to school districts, following a legal battle that has left the network's future in limbo. January 20, 2015 – Education Week

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