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April 10, 2014

A Breakdown of Mergers, Acquisitions in the Education Market

The vast majority of education mergers and acquisitions over the past two years were "strategic" transactions, as judged by transaction volume, research shows.

April 10, 2014

Use of Tablets, Online Testing on Rise, but Gender Gaps Persist in 'STEM' Fields

Twenty-five percent of high school students in school wide Title 1 programs said they had a school-provided tablet, while 13 percent of non-Title 1 students had that type of device, according to a Project Tomorrow survey.

April 01, 2014

As Education Market Shifts to Cloud and Mobile Technologies, So Do Industry Honors

The list of finalists for the Software and Information Industry Association's annual "CODiE" awards includes some of the biggest names in the education field, but also many relative unknowns.

March 28, 2014

Review Examines L.A. Schools' Decision on iPad, Pearson Purchase

Two software programs already used successfully in LA schools received low scores in the procurement process won by Pearson's unproven curriculum, according to a report.

March 20, 2014

Survey: School Districts Squeezed for Money, Time in Implementing Technology

Sixty-eight percent of district technology officials plan to delay or defer maintenance upgrades of technology and contracts, a survey by the Consortium for School Networking shows.

February 20, 2014

Groups Give Eight Tips for Schools Preparing to Administer Online Exams

Three organizations collaborated to create a checklist to help districts prepare for the advent of administering online tests aligned with the Common Core State Standards.

February 14, 2014

Study Examines Cost Savings Through 'Machine Scoring' of Tests

A new study examines the cost savings available through scoring essay test items through automated machines, rather than by people.

February 12, 2014

N.J. Schools Chief Leaves to Join Tech Company Amplify

Chris Cerf is leaving his post as New Jersey's education commissioner to become chief executive of Amplify, a company that is preparing to launch new digital curriculum and assessment.

January 31, 2014

Many of the Biggest Education Deals Playing Out Overseas, Report Finds

The number of education-focused mergers and acquistions rose during the most recent year, according to an analysis by Berkery Noyes, a investment bank.

January 30, 2014

CEOs Urge Federal Officials to Overhaul E-Rate

A group of about 50 business leaders have written to the Federal Communications Commission calling for improvements to the E-rate progarm.

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