After Loss, Vendor Makes Offer to Resolve Dispute Over Common-Core Contract

The American Institutes for Research has reached out to PARCC to try to resolve a dispute over a lucrative, and controversial, common-core testing contract awarded to Pearson.


Ed-Tech Startup, StudyBlue, Raises Another $1.7 Million in Venture Capital

StudyBlue, a startup that develops on-the-go study apps, received $1.7 million from investors, bringing its total venture capital investment to over $17 million.


Apple Updates Ed. App to Fuel Teachers' Creation of Content Via iPads

The technology giant has revamped its iTunes U platform to allow teachers build lessons directly through an iPad app, rather than just through Web browsers.


Separating the Best Education Apps From, Well, the Rest

College faculty at Marian University have created a method for judging education apps by research standards.


Incentive Prizes Can Be Designed to Generate Education Solutions, Report Says

With more than 350 prize-based challenges at the federal government level, public schools can innovate through challenges with prizes, too.


Protest of Pearson Common-Core Testing Contract Rejected

New Mexico's state purchasing agent, Lawrence O. Maxwell, has denied a protest of a major common-core testing contract that was filed by the American Institutes for Research.


KnowledgeWorks Spins Off Its Nonprofit New Tech Network to Barry Schuler

New Schools Network, a nonprofit dedicated to a project-based learning model, will be led by Barry Schuler, former chairman and CEO of AOL.


Net Neutrality Proposal Gets 'Thumbs Down' From Four Ed-Tech Providers

The prospect of an Internet "slow lane" for ed-tech companies that don't "pay to play" raises four areas of concern for these organizations.


'Student Ambassador' to Bring Youth's Views on Ed-Tech to U.S. Ed. Department

Erik Martin, who will be a junior at the University of Maryland, will advise the federal agency's on seeking student input on ed-tech issues.


UPenn to Launch Education Entrepreneur Degree Program

New program from the University of Pennsylvania aims to teach business people and educators how to start and run schools based on entrepreneurial principles.


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