K-12 Dealmaking: KnowRe Raises $6.8M to Scale its Personalized Math App

KnowRe, an app that personalizes Math instruction based on student progress, raised $6.8 million in venture capital.


Federal Research Program Tries to Bring Startup Ed-Tech to Market

The Small Business Investment Research center at the U.S. Department of Education attempts to fledgling ed-tech businesses and bring them to commercial success.


Consumer Group Dissects Google's Stance on Net Neutrality

A consumer group is urging the giant technology services company Google to take a stronger stance in supporting net neutrality—the idea of a free and openly accessible Internet.


Teachers Outpace Publishers as Key Source of Common Core Materials

A new study of districts' common core implementation finds that instructional materials purchased from businesses are less likely to be used in classrooms than teacher-developed curricula.


Apple to Donate iPads to Thousands of Students for ConnectED Program

The company will give iPads to every student in 114 schools, as part of the $100 million commitment made earlier this year to President Obama's ConnectED initiative.


Social Media, Open Resources Shaping European Ed-Tech Priorities

European countries' views about how educational technology can be used to improve schools in some respects mirror those of educators and policymakers in the United States, a new report concludes.


Many Rural Schools, Libraries Could Lose Funds Under New E-rate Reform

A broad coalition opposes the FCC's new definition of "rural" in its E-rate modernization plan. That change results in a potential funding loss for many of the 1,500 schools and libraries in reclassified areas.


Large Districts Use Benchmarking Report to Save Millions of Dollars

An annual report released today shares districts' non-academic benchmarks to help leaders prioritize spending and other resources.


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Launches Internal Tech Incubator

HMH Labs will attempt to bring about educational innovation through the "experimentation. and rapid prototyping of new technology solutions."


Google's Classroom Gets Upgrades, Scrutiny

Teachers are using Google's Classroom to manage workflow with their students, but some technology directors think the tool distracts from their districts' learning management systems.


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