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April 04, 2014

As Interest in 'Customized' Tools Grows, McGraw-Hill Brings Platform to K-12

McGraw-Hill Education is bringing Create, a platform that has allowed college professors to build their own course materials piece-by-piece, into the K-12 market.

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.

March 03, 2014

Common Core Influencing District Buying Decisions, New Survey Shows

Three-fourths of school districts are counting on the testing consortia to provide them with common-core instructional materials, according to an MDR survey.

March 03, 2014

As Ed-Tech Conference Opens, Amplify Once Again Seeks to Make a Splash

Amplify, a subsidiary of media giant News Corp., released a digital curriculum at the SXSWedu conference Monday that combines content with analytics and games.

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.

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.

January 24, 2014

In Letter to Arne Duncan, Common Core State Chiefs Vow to Protect Student Data

In a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, 34 state schools chief vowed to not share personally identifiable student data with the federal government.

January 15, 2014

E-rate, Data Privacy, Common Core Likely to Shape Market in 2014

Changes to the E-rate program, controversy over data privacy, and improving school budgets are expected to impact preK-12 companies doing business with schools in 2014.

January 08, 2014

Report Identifies Opportunities, Challenges for Ed. Technology Market

Education technology companies selling to the PreK-12 market will need to focus more on results, as education leaders are more sophisticated in their purchasing.

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