Pearson, the worldwide education company, invested $50 million into its Affordable Learning Fund, which supports education startups in developing countries.
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.
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.
Google has signed a pledge to protect student data privacy, after the company had initially not agreed to make the public commitment.
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.
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.
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.
Ed-tech companies have voiced concerns that the president's data-privacy blueprint could derail innovation in the digital space.
President Barack Obama envisions a federal law modeled on a California measure that placed new safeguards on protecting student information.
Congressional Republicans' effort to raise the 30-hour-per-week threshold for employers receiving health care draws the opposition of two leading teachers' unions.