Sales of Interactive Whiteboards, Flat-Panel Displays Drop in U.S. Schools

U.S. sales of interactive whiteboards and flat-panel displays are down, but are expected to pick up again in 2016 as schools begin replacing older whiteboards, a report predicts.


Pearson Charitable Foundation to Close Its Doors

Pearson's charitable arm, which settled a lawsuit last year that was focused on whether Pearson profited off of its nonprofit activities, will close at the end of the year.


E-Rate Funding Would Rise Sharply Under FCC Plan

A proposal by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler would raise yearly funding for the E-rate program from $2.4 billion to $3.9 billion.


Better District Ed-Tech Purchasing Strategies Explored

Districts find it difficult to discover the best ed-tech products, and providers of the products say it's tough to sell to K-12.


K-12 Dealmaking: Blackboard Buys ParentLink; Fifth Acquisition of 2014

Blackboard acquired ParentLink, a communication platform that connects schools with parents and the community.


Richard Culatta: Five Ways Technology Can Close Equity Gaps

The U.S. educational technology director says this issue is important for many reasons, not the least of which: it's an Office of Civil Rights concern.


Education 'Thought Leaders' Urged to Fight for Education

About 450 policymakers, entrepreneurs, and nonprofit leaders met in the nation's capital to compare notes about how they can shape the future of public education.


Chromebooks Top Seller in K-12 Market

Chromebooks take the top spot in the K-12 marketplace for the first time.


'Net Neutrality' Stirs Passions of Some Ed. Groups, Gets Silence From Others

A number of education and technology groups have called for the FCC to protect net neutrality, but the nation's two biggest teachers' unions have been silent on the issue.


State-Run Digital Efforts Expand, But Disparities Remain

While state-run virtual programs continue to grow, major gaps exist in the availability of online resources among urban, suburban, and small schools.


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