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October 30, 2014

Teachers Outpace Publishers as Key Source of Common Core Materials

A new study of districts' common core implementation finds that instructional materials purchased from businesses are less likely to be used in classrooms than teacher-developed curricula.

October 03, 2014

Common-Core Testing Market Dominated by Familiar Players

An Education Week review of federally funded, common-core testing contracts shows McGraw-Hill/CTB, Pearson, and ETS winning the biggest deals.

September 30, 2014

Pearson Lands Common-Core Contract in Mississippi After Testing Standoff

The Mississippi department of education awarded an $8.3 million contract to Pearson, in a decision it said was compelled by a state board's failure to act.

September 29, 2014

Ed. Businesses Asked to Help Schools Plan for Tech. Transformation

Districts are at a pivotal point in their readiness to transform classrooms with the use of technology, hundreds of education companies heard today at the opening session of EdNET 2014 in Baltimore.

August 26, 2014

L.A. Schools Chief Halts Apple, Pearson Tech Contract Amid Questions

John Deasy has ordered the rebidding of a massive technology contract awarded to Apple and Pearson, following questions of favoritism in the bidding process.

August 11, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Edmodo Raises $30 Million from New Investors

Edmodo, the free social-networking-for-education site, recently raised $30 million in venture capital, bringing its total capital raised to $87 million.

August 11, 2014

Ed. Publishers Marketing 'Non-Common Core' Materials to Parents

Companies are selling academic materials designed to appeal to parents and others demanding an alternative to the common-core standards.

July 31, 2014

AIR Appeals Pearson's Common-Core Testing Contract in N.M. Court

The American Institutes for Research is seeking to break up a potentially big Common Core testing contract that it says was improperly bundled and skewed to favor Pearson.

July 25, 2014

Common Core Contracting Shows Uneven Trends, Study Finds

The most active states have 10 or more common-core related bids, RFPs or awarded contracts on record; more than half of states have had none or one, as of 2013.

July 21, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: OpenEd Raises $2M to Build More Free Education Apps

OpenEd, a free catalog of more than a million Web-based resources for the common core, raised $2 million in its first round of venture-capital funding.

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