EdX Settles Justice Department Complaint Over Online Access

After the Department of Justice raised allegations that edX's platform and digital content were inaccessible for students with disabilities, the online learning organization agreed to settle.


U.S. Senate's ESEA Rewrite Plugs 'Open Educational Resources'

"Open education resources," an alternative to commercial products, get a boost in the U.S. Senate's version of bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.


Educators, Ed-Tech Businesses Exchange Insights at Industry Summit

Educators told vendors what they need in educational technology during an industry meeting in San Francisco this week.


McGraw-Hill Education on Road to Becoming Public Company?

McGraw-Hill Education could become a public company later this year, according to a report from Reuters. Rivals Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Pearson are both public now.


Many High School Students Rely on Their Own Tech Devices at School, Survey Says

Results of a new, nationwide survey show that nearly 60 percent of high schoolers are using their own mobile devices in school.


Johns Hopkins' Education School Reviews Educational Products for Companies

Companies can have their products evaluated for educational outcomes by Johns Hopkins' school of education, in a collaboration between the institution and an industry association.


Ed-Tech Developers Win Contracts to Develop 'Open' Resources for States

Ten technology developers have won contracts to develop units for a group of states seeking "open educational resources."


FTC Would Get New Enforcement Powers Over Ed Tech in Data-Privacy Bill

Bipartisan federal student data-privacy legislation likely to be introduced this week would give the Federal Trade Commission new authority to regulate educational technology vendors.


New 'Bond-Finder' Site Gives Vendors Intel on Big K-12 Spending Projects

A new online service aims to give education companies a competitive leg up by providing them with detailed insight on major bond issues and capital improvement projects in K-12 districts.


Test Vendor Points to AIR Slow Delivery as Key Factor in Nevada's Testing Woes

Recent problems in Nevada's administration of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium common-core tests were attributed to late delivery of open-source code.


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