New Accelerator for Ed-Tech Startups Launches in New York City

Two ed-tech veterans have joined forces to launch an accelerator in the Big Apple to provide $170,000 in funding to each of 10 selected companies.


Idaho Failure to Implement Pearson LMS Blasted in Report

A state review blames Idaho's failure to implement Schoolnet on mismanagement and problems with the $61 million learning management system.


Ed-Tech-Industry Awards Set Participation Records

Educators in the United States and abroad judged 395 ed-tech products, narrowing the field to 157 finalists. In May, 28 winners will be announced.


Classkick Raises $1.7M to Help Teachers Provide Personalized Feedback

Classkick, an ed-tech startup that allows teachers to provide personalized, real­-time feedback to students working on iPads, raised $1.7 million in seed funding.


New Research Underscores K-12 Shift From Print to Digital Materials

New market research documents the shift from print to digital instructional materials in K-12 over the past few years, a trend expected to continue.


Global 1-to-1 Computing in Schools Expected to Grow 12 Percent

Seven countries provided 500,000 or more mobile devices to their students in K-12 last year, according to Futuresource Consulting.


K-12 District Officials Doubt Readiness for Online Tests, Survey Finds

Fewer than 30 percent of K-12 school technology officials believe their districts are ready for online testing, according to the Consortium for School Networking.


Defend, but Closely Scrutinize, Test Policies, Fed Official Urges State and Local Leaders

Deborah S. Delisle, a top official at the U.S. Department of Education, said amid a growing anti-testing backlash, state and local officials need to evaluate how their assessments are used.


WriteReader, Top Selling Reading App, to Expand Into U.S. Market

Denmark's WriteReader, an app that enables children to create digital books as they learn how to read, will be expanding into the U.S. market.


Education Businesses, Associations Want School Library Funding Increased

A coalition of more than 20 companies and organizations want the Senate to fold a bill about school libraries into the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.


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