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.
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January 16, 2015
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
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
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
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.