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December 18, 2014

Louisiana Governor, Ed. Agency Spar Over School Contracts

Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has questioned the awarding of small contracts by the state education agency; some see it as a fight related to common-core standards battles.

December 16, 2014

Pearson Wins Bid to Develop PISA 2018 Frameworks

The multinational education company will work on redefining reading literacy, reviewing math and science, and a way to measure global competence, among other measures.

December 05, 2014

ExxonMobil CEO Bemoans Texas' Stance on Common Core

Rex Tillerson, the CEO of the massive oil-and-gas producer Exxon-Mobil, blasted public officials from his corporation's home state for opposing the common core.

December 05, 2014

Who Calls the Shots in School Purchasing? Vendors, K-12 Officials Disagree

Company officials and K-12 leaders have very different views of who wields the most influence over school district buying decisions, a study shows.

December 02, 2014

FBI Takes Records Linked to L.A. District's iPad Purchase

The Federal Bureau of Investigation hauled 20 boxes worth of evidence from the LAUSD headquarters related to the district's ambitious 1-to-1 technology effort.

November 28, 2014

Pearson's Work on PARCC Common-Core Field Tests Scrutinized in Survey

A review of field testing for the PARCC tests found that many school officials had frustrations student with the student- registration process and test-administration manuals.

November 26, 2014

Testing Market Surges With Common Core, Growth in Formative Assessment

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

November 04, 2014

Smarter Balanced Field Test Report Calls For Strong Internet Connectivity

Interrupted Internet connections sometimes caused issues in the field tests, according to a study that spotlights the need for sufficient technology infrastructure and bandwidth in schools.

October 31, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: KnowRe Raises $6.8M to Scale its Personalized Math App

KnowRe, an app that personalizes Math instruction based on student progress, raised $6.8 million in venture capital.

October 18, 2014

Under Pressure, Okla. Hires Measured Progress to Oversee Winter Tests

Oklahoma officials scrambled to find a testing vendor for exams required for high school graduation, after another company, McGraw-Hill Education CTB, backed out.

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