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.
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December 05, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.