XPRIZE Launches New Tech Competition Focused on Global Education

Teams will compete for a $15 million Global Learning X-Prize to deliver education technology so children can be self-taught in basic literacy and numeracy.


Testing Market Surges With Common Core, Growth in Formative Assessment

The market for testing and assessment has grown by 57 percent over two years ago, according to the Software & Information Industry Association.


'Personalized' Instruction Using Tech Yields Uneven Results, Study Says

Computer-based personalized instruction is largely unproven in K-12, and investments in it should be approached cautiously, expanding only when proven effective, according to a new report.


'Obamacare' Challenge in U.S. Supreme Court Could Affect Schools

A new challenge to the Affordable Care Act could affect federal subsidies for health insurance for millions of individuals, including school employees.


Digital Divide Largest By Education Level, Income, U.S. Census Bureau Finds

A new report shows a digital divide as large as 45 percentage points in metropolitan homes' high-speed Internet availability.


K-12 Dealmaking: Carnegie Learning, Clever Partner to Reduce Time Spent on Data Management

Two educational technology companies, one a publisher and the other a data management software provider, teamed up to relieve teachers and administrators of password overload.


Sales of Interactive Whiteboards, Flat-Panel Displays Drop in U.S. Schools

U.S. sales of interactive whiteboards and flat-panel displays are down, but are expected to pick up again in 2016 as schools begin replacing older whiteboards, a report predicts.


Pearson Charitable Foundation to Close Its Doors

Pearson's charitable arm, which settled a lawsuit last year that was focused on whether Pearson profited off of its nonprofit activities, will close at the end of the year.


E-Rate Funding Would Rise Sharply Under FCC Plan

A proposal by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler would raise yearly funding for the E-rate program from $2.4 billion to $3.9 billion.


Better District Ed-Tech Purchasing Strategies Explored

Districts find it difficult to discover the best ed-tech products, and providers of the products say it's tough to sell to K-12.


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