School Business Officials Juggle Financial Challenges

About 1,000 school finance officers are tackling issues from funding formulas to passing bond referenda at an international gathering in Florida.


Florida Virtual School Wins Right to Pursue Trademark Suit Against K12 Inc.

The Florida Supreme Court's decision means that the federal lawsuit by Florida Virtual School against K12's Florida Virtual Academy can continue.


Schools' Activities to Raise Money With Businesses Don't Pay, Researchers Say

A researcher says it doesn't really pay for districts to get into the business of selling advertising or granting exclusive vending agreements.


Chegg Touts Counseling Service for High Schoolers

Chegg is offering $24-per-hour college counseling to high school students, which the company says is an alternative to costly services.


Microsoft Announces $2.5B Deal to Buy Company Behind Minecraft

A Microsoft official pledges that the company, in acquiring the developer of Minecraft, will "nurture and grow" the enormously popular video game.


K-12 Dealmaking: Salesforce.com Invests $5M in San Francisco Schools

Salesforce.com recently donated $5 million to the San Francisco Unified School District. This tech company has now donated $7.7 million to SFUSD the past two years in order create better access to STEM resources.


K12 Inc. Loses Ground in Contract With Major Cyber Charter School

The board of Pennsylvania's Agora Cyber Charter School has decided to bring management in-house and change technology vendors for parts of its contract with K12 Inc.


EdX Launches Online Curriculum for High School Students

MIT and Harvard University's online-learning platform edX entered the K-12 arena this week with the release of 26 MOOCs targeted at high school students.


Microsoft Reportedly Eyes Deal to Buy Maker of Minecraft

The U.S.-based technology giant may be seeking to purchase the company that created the wildly popular game Minecraft, which has become a hit among children, adults, and some teachers who weave it into instruction.


Scammers Target Nation's Schools With Bogus Math Workbooks Invoice

More than 3,000 complaints from schools in 26 states have been registered with the Better Business Bureau.


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