Mark Zuckerberg Backs Ed-Tech Companies Newsela, MasteryConnect

Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg deepened his involvement in ed tech by making investments in Newsela and MasteryConnect.

Instructure Inc., Known for Canvas LMS, Plans to Go Public

The fast-growing LMS provider is the latest ed-tech company to announce an initial public offering, but it has yet to post a profit.

Commercial Filming in L.A. Schools Stopped After TV Station Raises Questions

At least seven Southern California school districts allow commercial film production in their schools, but the revenue-raising practice has been suspended in L.A. Unified.

Former Chicago Schools CEO, Consulting Firm Co-Owners Face Criminal Charges

The indictment hinges on $23 million in no-bid contracts awarded by Barbara Byrd-Bennett, former Chicago schools CEO, to SUPES Academy and Synesi Associates.

MacArthur Foundation Funds 'Collective Shift' With $25M to Broaden Learning

The philanthropic organization wants to advance learning for young people by connecting schools, museums, businesses, and other city resources using an online platform.

Superintendents Tell Education Business Leaders What They Really Want

Four superintendents schooled an audience of education company leaders at EdNET 2015 in how their companies can do a better job meeting the needs of schools.

Ed. Business Leaders Face Their Own 21st Century Learning Challenges

Rob Mancabelli, the co-founder and CEO of BrightBytes, told a gathering of education company CEOs and senior executives to rally teachers to help build better products.

Google Cardboard Aims to Bring Virtual Reality to Schools Through Simple Means

Google announced that its Expeditions Pioneer Program will attempt to reach thousands of schools nationally and abroad, exposing students to immersive virtual reality experiences.

Microsoft's Windows 10 Scrutinized for Privacy Controls

Microsoft is being criticized for its collection of data through Windows 10, an operating system that is sold to K-12 districts.

News Corp. Sells Amplify to Joel Klein and Other Executives

News Corp. parts with its education division after suffering huge financial losses on a $1 billion investment and laying off hundreds of employees recently.

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