Minnesota will receive $1 million in fees from Pearson and up to $4.7 million in additional services and support, as part of a settlement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The London-based global education company is selling off media properties with the plan to be 100 percent education-focused.
Families' spending on school supplies has dropped a bit from last year, according to the National Retail Federation.
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 Assessment Inc., a Minnesota-based company, is lesser known than some test vendors but has secured major contracts recently in the states.
Four education companies brought in more than $20 million of venture capital.