Several Fla. Counties Suspend Online Testing, Waiting on State Fix

Miami-Dade, Broward, and other school districts have suspended online testing as the state of Florida, and its vendor, the American Institutes for Research, work on a fix.


Fla. Districts Tripped Up on Online Tests, and Vendor Takes Responsibility

The American Institutes for Research says a problem with data and testing servers caused breakdowns with online exams Monday in Florida.


Feds Offer Advice on 'Terms of Service' to Require of Ed-Tech Vendors

Federal officials have published model "terms of service" to help guide districts on what privacy policies to demand from vendors.


Ed-Tech Opportunities Seen in Digital Content, Data, IT Management

The educational technology market has topped $8.4 billion in value, fueled by growth in assessment and other areas, according to a new analysis.


Venture Capital Roundup: Week of February 23rd

Fedora, LocoMotive Labs, and EdTrips headlined a busy week of K-12 venture capital.


FCC Votes 3-2 to Protect Net Neutrality, Prevent 'Fast Lanes'

School and library officials applauded the FCC's action, because they believe it prevents their institutions from being relegated to a "slow lane" of Internet service.


Half of K-12 Students to Have Access to 1-to-1 Computing by 2015-16

Futuresource Consulting projects that half of students and teachers in the U.S. will have access to their own personal computer in school by 2015-16.


Republican FCC Commissioners Request Delay of Net Neutrality Vote

Federal Communications Commissioners Ajit Pai and Mike O'Rielly Monday asked the FCC chairman to release his 332-page "net neutrality" plan and postpone Thursday's scheduled vote.


NoRedInk Raises $6M to Teach Writing Using Hit TV Shows, Student Hobbies

NoRedInk, a website that uses student interests to create grammar and writing exercises, raised $6 million in a Series A round.


Listen Current Raises $950K to Bring Public Radio into the Classroom

Listen Current, a curator of public radio stories geared towards science, social studies, and English/language arts classrooms, raised $950,000 in seed funding.


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