Pearson Reports Sales Decline, 4,000 Jobs Dropped in Restructuring Process

Pearson reported a sales decline of 6.5% in the first half of 2014. CEO John Fallon is hopeful that restructuring costs and job cuts will position the company for future growth in 2015 and beyond.


AIR Appeals Pearson's Common-Core Testing Contract in N.M. Court

The American Institutes for Research is seeking to break up a potentially big Common Core testing contract that it says was improperly bundled and skewed to favor Pearson.


Lawsuits Targeting Federal Health Care Law Could Impact K-12 Districts

Two recent court decisions offering contradictory rulings on core pieces of "Obamacare" could affect K-12 districts required to comply with the law's employer mandate.


Common Core Contracting Shows Uneven Trends, Study Finds

The most active states have 10 or more common-core related bids, RFPs or awarded contracts on record; more than half of states have had none or one, as of 2013.


K-12 Dealmaking: Education Mergers, Acquisitions Rising in 2014, Report Shows

Education-related mergers and acquisitions increased during the first half of 2014, with purchases of Renaissance Learning and SkillSoft representing the biggest deals.


The Winners, and Losers, in E-Rate Modernization

With $2 billion in funding in its first two years, the recently passed E-rate modernization order will be a boon to broadband providers, and a bust for other companies.


Apple Touts Strong iPad Sales in Global School Market

Apple, believed to be the dominant provider of tablets in the K-12, also says it is selling millions of iPads into the worldwide market.


ACT and Festo Didactic Deals Highlight Competitive Nature of Ed-Tech Industry

A recent acquisition by ACT and a merger of two global companies reinforce just how competitive the ed-tech market has become.


Library Official Talks Consequences of 'Over-Filtering' the Web, in EdWeek Q-and-A

A new report says Internet filtering in school libraries is blocking access to important educational content and undermining students from low-income households.


OpenEd Raises $2M to Build More Free Education Apps

OpenEd, a free catalog of more than a million Web-based resources for the common core, raised $2 million in its first round of venture-capital funding.


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