American Institutes for Research Apologizes for Latest Testing Woes in Fla.

Students in several counties on Monday ran into problems trying to log in to the state's online testing system, leading to testing delays.


Ed-Tech Groups See Promise in K-12 Tech Amendment to ESEA

The amendment, approved by the Senate Education Committee, would allow a competition for federal funds to pay for educational technology and professional development.


Venture Capital Roundup: Three Ed-Tech Deals and a $1.5B Acquisition

Three ed-tech companies raised nearly $20 million and LinkedIn entered the education market with a $1.5 billion acquisition of lynda.com.


SEC Examining Los Angeles iPad Deal, Newspaper Says

The Securities and Exchange Commission has asked the district whether it properly disclosed how bond funds would be used for the school system's Apple contract.


L.A. District Demands Refund for Pearson Curriculum on Apple's iPads

In the latest twist in the LAUSD's troubled, large-scale purchase of iPads across its schools, the district is demanding a "divorce" between Apple and Pearson.


Smarter Balanced Tests Made Optional in Montana After Glitches

Montana's state superintendent says statewide assessments will be made optional, following problems on a test administered by the vendor Measured Progress.


Library of Congress Seeks Teams to Develop K-12 Apps on Congress, Civics

Congress has appropriated $950,000 for the development of "engaging" Web and mobile apps about how it works, and civic participation, for K-12 students.


Blended Learning Barriers Examined in New Education Week Report

A new Education Week special report profiles school districts' efforts to bring blended learning home by increasing needy students' access to out-of-school Wi-Fi.


Pearson Calls Award of Big Calif. Testing Contract to ETS 'Invalid' and 'Illegal'

Pearson is asking California officials to re-bid a testing contract, potentially worth a quarter of billion dollars, calling the decision to award the deal to ETS illegal, arbitrary and capricious.


Mooresville, N.C. District Plans to Build Digital Innovation Center

Superintendent Mark Edwards asked investors for $2 million to open an ed-tech innovation center in Mooresvile, N.C. where companies could test their products.


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