FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly Issues E-Rate Warnings

Anyone who pushes the E-rate program's boundaries will be prosecuted, and schools should be wary of building a fiber network themselves, he said.


Data Breaches in Education Sector Are Costly, Study Finds

An education company's cost of a data breach can be $300 per compromised record, making it one of the most costly industries for lost or stolen records.


Sixty Percent of U.S. Chromebook Sales Are for Education, Report Concludes

Chromebook sales to end-users will reach 7.3 million units in 2015, a 27 percent increase from last year, according to a new report.


Portal Looks to Help Districts Comparison Shop for Ed-Tech Devices

The Learning Accelerator is working with between 25-30 districts in an effort to create a "pricing database" for computing devices.


British Investor Buys Pearson's Family Education Network

Sandbox Partners is buying the Family Education Network, a Pearson "edu-tainment" platform, for an undisclosed amount.


Venture Capital Roundup: Four Funding Rounds and Maybe an IPO

Four ed-tech companies secured big venture capital deals, while one of the largest education publishers might go public this fall.


Meaning of 'Online Courses' Is Shifting, Industry Survey Finds

In the ed-tech industry, "online course" revenues jumped 320 percent, and the advent of blended learning is one of the main reasons, a study finds.


Global Market for Ed-Tech Hardware Grows, Report Shows

The spending surge is being driven by demand for mobile personal computers, which account for 63 percent of total educational spending on hardware.


ETS Hauls in Texas Assessment Deals Worth $280M, Tops Pearson

ETS has won a series of lucrative pieces of Texas state testing work, worth $280 million, while rival Pearson won contracts with much less value.


Education Business Competition Awards $140K in Prizes to Ed-Tech Startups

Winners of the sixth annual Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition were announced Wednesday, with $140,000 in funding awarded to emerging ed-tech startups.


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