Students in several counties on Monday ran into problems trying to log in to the state's online testing system, leading to testing delays.
The amendment, approved by the Senate Education Committee, would allow a competition for federal funds to pay for educational technology and professional development.
Three ed-tech companies raised nearly $20 million and LinkedIn entered the education market with a $1.5 billion acquisition of lynda.com.
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.
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.
Montana's state superintendent says statewide assessments will be made optional, following problems on a test administered by the vendor Measured Progress.
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.
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 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.
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.