$30 Million Amazon Contract for New York City Schools Held Up By Accessibility Concerns

The National Federation of the Blind questions whether e-books that educators will purchase through Amazon's storefront are likely to be fully useful to its community.


Measured Progress Pays Nev. $1.3 Million Over Botched Tests

A vendor blamed for recent disruptions in online assessments will pay financial penalties, under an agreement with Nevada's state Attorney General.


Amplify's MOOC Is Sold, and Renamed as 'Edhesive'

Amplify's AP computer science massive, open, online course has been sold to a group of investors.


The PDK/Gallup Poll Results That Matter for the K-12 Marketplace

Fifty-four percent of public school parents oppose having teachers in their communities follow the common-core standards, a PDK/Gallup poll found.


TES Global Launches 'Marketplace' for U.S. Teacher-Generated Content

The new site, tes.com, will allow U.S. educators to share and sell resources they create, through an online forum.


Talent Management Companies Join Forces to Serve K-12 Market

PeopleAdmin's acquisition of SearchSoft Solutions will give the companies a combined reach into 4,000 school districts to help education leaders manage personnel decisions.


Ed. Department Aims to Accelerate Ed-Tech Evaluations

Looking for a faster way to find out "what works" in ed-tech, the Education Department has released an RFP to launch a process for "rapid-cycle" technology evaluations.


Knewton Launches Partnerships With Ed. Companies in China, Japan

Knewton has established partnerships with companies in about 20 countries outside the United States, where demand for ed-tech is growing.


'Opt-Out' Movement Has Little Public Backing, National Poll Reveals

An Education Next poll reveals relatively strong backing for federal testing, and mixed support for the Common Core State Standards.


Spending on Instructional Materials, Construction Climbing in K-12

Total spending on K-12 instructional materials stood at $11.8 billion in 2013-14, according to the Education Market Association.


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