Ed-Tech Business Plans Compete for Prizes, Opportunity

Twelve ed-tech business plans originating from California to Tanzania will be showcased in a competition next month.


Florida Lawmakers Approve Education Data-Privacy Bill

A bill giving more protections to student data in Florida has received nearly unanimous support from legislators, and is expected to by signed by Gov. Rick Scott.


Investor Lawsuit Targets K12 Inc. and Stock Sales of Former CEO

A federal lawsuit alleges that the online education provider K12 Inc. misled investors, and says that the company's former CEO benefited by selling off stock before the company's stock price fell.


A Breakdown of Mergers, Acquisitions in the Education Market

The vast majority of education mergers and acquisitions over the past two years were "strategic" transactions, as judged by transaction volume, research shows.


Big Difference in Prices Districts Pay for Web Connectivity, Analysis Finds

An examination of applications for the federal E-rate program shows big disparities in the amounts that school districts pay for connectivity to the Internet.


Use of Tablets, Online Testing on Rise, but Gender Gaps Persist in 'STEM' Fields

Twenty-five percent of high school students in school wide Title 1 programs said they had a school-provided tablet, while 13 percent of non-Title 1 students had that type of device, according to a Project Tomorrow survey.


Ed-Tech Companies Abroad Reap Financing, Analysis Says

More than 50 percent of the companies receiving ed-tech financing these days are located outside U.S. borders, according to an analysis by CB Insights.


As Interest in 'Customized' Tools Grows, McGraw-Hill Brings Platform to K-12

McGraw-Hill Education is bringing Create, a platform that has allowed college professors to build their own course materials piece-by-piece, into the K-12 market.


High Costs for Busing Students to Charter Schools, Analysis Finds

An analysis shows it costs 44 percent more to bus Ohio charter school students to class than it costs to bus students to their neighborhood school.


Amazon's Brazilian Textbook Deal Stirs Speculation About Its K-12 Ambitions

Amazon recently announced a major deal in Brazil, a booming ed-tech market, to distribute free textbooks via a Kindle reading app to teachers using government-issued tablets.


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