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.

Ed-Tech Accessibility Lawsuit Settled By Seattle District, Advocates for Blind

Seattle public schools have agreed to make their ed-tech accessible to the blind community in what could be a landmark agreement for K-12 schools.

L.A. District Weighs $6.4M Settlement With Apple, Lenovo Over Tech Woes

The nation's second-largest district is poised to settle a dispute with Apple and Lenovo stemming from the system's problematic 1:1 technology rollout.

Harvard Researchers Envision Better Business, Nonprofit Cooperation in K-12

The nonprofits that support K-12 districts "seldom collaborate with each other, rarely share common goals, and measure outcomes inconsistently," a new report argues.

Fledgling Ed-Tech Companies' Pace of Early Fundraising Slows

Ed-tech companies are moving more slowly from their seed fundraising rounds to the Series A stage, according to CB Insights.

Steve Jobs' Widow Launches $50M Competition to Redesign High Schools

XQ: The Super School Project, is a competition led by Laurene Powell Jobs, which is being managed by Russlynn Ali, the former assistant secretary for civil rights in the U.S. Department of Education.

Students' Tablet, Smartphone Usage Climbs, With Strong Appetite for Apps

Seventy-eight percent of elementary school students say they regularly use a tablet, up from 66 percent a year ago, according a survey released by Pearson and conducted by the Harris Poll.

Are 1-to-1 'Maker Space' Tools the Next K-12 Trend?

A New York City-based company, littleBits, is offering modular electronics components for schools and libraries through a 1-to-1 model common in the world of ed-tech.

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