'Back to School' Sparks $330M K-12 Repair Bill Across U.S., Study Says

In the first two weeks of school, the biggest facilities cost will be for air conditioning repairs, which will require $170 million, a study says.


K-12 Teachers Use Social Media at Home, But Not in Class, Poll Finds

A national poll, which speaks to how and when teachers use social media, finds that educators shun those online forms for in-class use.


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.


Coming Up Next: Demand for New K-12 Science Content

Fifteen states and the District of Columbia have adopted Next Generation Science Standards, which could shape schools' demand for content for years to come.


Smarter Balanced to Review American Institutes for Research's Test Platform

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has arranged an independent evaluation of an open-source delivery platform it paid the American Institutes for Research to develop.


$30 Million Amazon Contract for New York City Schools Held Up By Accessibility Concerns

The National Federation of the Blind questions whether e-books that educators will purchase through Amazon's storefront are likely to be fully useful to its community.


Measured Progress Pays Nev. $1.3 Million Over Botched Tests

A vendor blamed for recent disruptions in online assessments will pay financial penalties, under an agreement with Nevada's state Attorney General.


Amplify's MOOC Is Sold, and Renamed as 'Edhesive'

Amplify's AP computer science massive, open, online course has been sold to a group of investors.


The PDK/Gallup Poll Results That Matter for the K-12 Marketplace

Fifty-four percent of public school parents oppose having teachers in their communities follow the common-core standards, a PDK/Gallup poll found.


TES Global Launches 'Marketplace' for U.S. Teacher-Generated Content

The new site, tes.com, will allow U.S. educators to share and sell resources they create, through an online forum.


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