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January 20, 2015

School Budgets for K-12 Instructional Materials, Tech on the Rise, Survey Says

Budgets for educational technology hardware and software are on the rise in many school districts across the country, thanks, in large part, to an improving economy.

January 16, 2015

Miss. State Board Votes to Abandon PARCC, Release New RFP for Testing

Mississippi's state board of education says it will put forward a request for proposal for new statewide assessments for next year, after major objections emerged over a PARCC-designed exam.

December 19, 2014

Hot Topics in the K-12 Market in 2014, and What's Ahead

The growth of the testing market and major district purchases of digital devices were among the biggest trends affecting the K-12 marketplace in 2014.

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 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 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.

December 02, 2014

'We the Economy' Series Brings Short Films on Monetary Topics to Schools

Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen's Vulcan Productions and Morgan Spurlock's Cinelan announced today the launch of a collection of educational materials to accompany a short-film series on the economy.

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.

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.

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