Portal Looks to Help Districts Comparison Shop for Ed-Tech Devices

The Learning Accelerator is working with between 25-30 districts in an effort to create a "pricing database" for computing devices.


British Investor Buys Pearson's Family Education Network

Sandbox Partners is buying the Family Education Network, a Pearson "edu-tainment" platform, for an undisclosed amount.


Venture Capital Roundup: Four Funding Rounds and Maybe an IPO

Four ed-tech companies secured big venture capital deals, while one of the largest education publishers might go public this fall.


Meaning of 'Online Courses' Is Shifting, Industry Survey Finds

In the ed-tech industry, "online course" revenues jumped 320 percent, and the advent of blended learning is one of the main reasons, a study finds.


Global Market for Ed-Tech Hardware Grows, Report Shows

The spending surge is being driven by demand for mobile personal computers, which account for 63 percent of total educational spending on hardware.


ETS Hauls in Texas Assessment Deals Worth $280M, Tops Pearson

ETS has won a series of lucrative pieces of Texas state testing work, worth $280 million, while rival Pearson won contracts with much less value.


Education Business Competition Awards $140K in Prizes to Ed-Tech Startups

Winners of the sixth annual Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition were announced Wednesday, with $140,000 in funding awarded to emerging ed-tech startups.


Pearson Blames 'Third Party' Attack for Disrupting Minnesota Online Tests

For the second time in two months, Minnesota has stopped testing because of distributed denial-of-service attacks, and Pearson's system was disrupted.


E-Rate Funding Requests for Schools, Libraries To Be Paid In Full, FCC Says

After reforming the E-rate program, and increasing its budget, the Federal Communications Commission said all eligible applications from schools and libraries will receive funding.


Gates Foundation Launches 'Teachers Know Best' Site for Ed-Tech Entrepreneurs

The website uses research on what educators say about available digital resources to identify gaps and offer suggestions for improvement.


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