Recent problems in Nevada's administration of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium common-core tests were attributed to late delivery of open-source code.
The Boston-based company will acquire a portion of Scholastic's ed-tech business in an effort to strengthen its K-12 offerings and build other operations, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt says.
The National School Foundation Association will offer a certification program for pre-K through grade 12 foundations, which organizers say will be the first of its kind in the United States.
The state has given notice to a vendor and the Smarter Balanced testing consortium that they are in "breach of contract" after a series of testing glitches.
Students in several counties on Monday ran into problems trying to log in to the state's online testing system, leading to testing delays.
The amendment, approved by the Senate Education Committee, would allow a competition for federal funds to pay for educational technology and professional development.
Three ed-tech companies raised nearly $20 million and LinkedIn entered the education market with a $1.5 billion acquisition of lynda.com.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has asked the district whether it properly disclosed how bond funds would be used for the school system's Apple contract.
In the latest twist in the LAUSD's troubled, large-scale purchase of iPads across its schools, the district is demanding a "divorce" between Apple and Pearson.
Montana's state superintendent says statewide assessments will be made optional, following problems on a test administered by the vendor Measured Progress.