K-12 Dealmaking: Pearson Invests $50M to Support Education Entrepreneurs in Emerging Markets

Pearson, the worldwide education company, invested $50 million into its Affordable Learning Fund, which supports education startups in developing countries.


With Data-Privacy Pledge, Ed-Tech Providers Also Face Legal Obligation

Companies signing a student-data privacy pledge could be subject to federal or state enforcement actions if they don't live up to their word.


School Budgets for K-12 Instructional Materials, Tech on the Rise, Survey Says

Budgets for educational technology hardware and software are on the rise in many school districts across the country, thanks, in large part, to an improving economy.


After a Wait, Google Signs Pledge on Student-Data Privacy

Google has signed a pledge to protect student data privacy, after the company had initially not agreed to make the public commitment.


Evaluating the Outlook for the Ed-Tech Industry in 2015

Complications around student-data-privacy, frustrations with the K-12 procurement process, and the lure of the global marketplace are some key trends to watch in 2015.


Miss. State Board Votes to Abandon PARCC, Release New RFP for Testing

Mississippi's state board of education says it will put forward a request for proposal for new statewide assessments for next year, after major objections emerged over a PARCC-designed exam.


New E-Rate Policies Could Trigger Ed-Tech Industry Changes, FCC Official Says

A major infusion of cash into the E-rate program, coupled with policy changes, should spark innovation in the digital industry, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel predicts.


Industry Sees Promise, and Cause for Worry, in President's Data-Privacy Plans

Ed-tech companies have voiced concerns that the president's data-privacy blueprint could derail innovation in the digital space.


New Industry Standards for Student-Data Privacy in New Obama Plan

President Barack Obama envisions a federal law modeled on a California measure that placed new safeguards on protecting student information.


Teachers' Unions Fight Effort to Scale Down Obamacare's Employer Mandate

Congressional Republicans' effort to raise the 30-hour-per-week threshold for employers receiving health care draws the opposition of two leading teachers' unions.


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