Amazon Top Pick for Contract to Create N.Y.C. Schools' e-Book 'Marketplace'

Educators in New York City would be able to buy e-books for their schools via an Amazon "storefront," pending approval of a $30 million contract.


New Ed-Tech Accelerator Program Seeks Breakthroughs in K-12 Science

NewSchools Ignite, a project launched by the NewSchools Venture Fund, would make awards to companies and nonprofits for amounts between $50,000 and $150,000.


Project Designed to Test, Develop Ed-Tech Opens for Business

The Jefferson Education Accelerator, designed to test and support ed-tech ventures, announces it will support its first company: Echo360, a teaching and learning platform.


U.S. Dominance as 'Education Exporter' Slipping, Study Says

Despite the fact that more international students than ever are attending U.S. schools, competitive pressures are eroding the American share of the global market.


Pearson to Sell Financial Times and Focus Solely on 'Global Education Strategy'

The London-based global education company is selling off media properties with the plan to be 100 percent education-focused.


Back-to-School Spending Dips, Even as Consumer Confidence Rises

Families' spending on school supplies has dropped a bit from last year, according to the National Retail Federation.


Ed-Tech Venture Capital Boom, and the K-12 Part of the Pie: It's Complicated

Investment in ed-tech startups hit $2.3 billion in the year ending June 30, but K-12 schools aren't the largest slice of the pie, according to CB Insights.


Questar Notches Big Victories With Testing Deals in N.Y., Miss.

Questar Assessment Inc., a Minnesota-based company, is lesser known than some test vendors but has secured major contracts recently in the states.


Venture Capital Roundup: Fullbridge Raises $15 Million to Close the 'Workplace Skills Gap'

Four education companies brought in more than $20 million of venture capital.


Which Cities Are the Top Ed-Tech Hubs?

Los Angeles-area officials are trying to stoke their region's attractiveness as a hub for ed-tech companies, and other cities are trying to do the same.


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