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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 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.

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.

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