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April 15, 2015

Smarter Balanced Tests Made Optional in Montana After Glitches

Montana's state superintendent says statewide assessments will be made optional, following problems on a test administered by the vendor Measured Progress.

March 11, 2015

Staging Better Trial Runs of Ed-Tech Products in Schools

A nonprofit organization is asking for information from K-12 districts and ed-tech vendors about the benefits and drawbacks of "pilot tryouts" of products.

March 10, 2015

Europe a Tantalizing, if Hard-to-Crack, Ed-Tech Market

Europe's market for ed-tech is big, and diverse, but not friendly to startups trying to raise capital, panelists said at the South by Southwest EDU conference.

March 09, 2015

USA Today, Curriculet Partner to Build Literacy Through News Stories

Curriculet, a digital-reading platform, became the latest education business to partner with a major news provider to offer content for schools.

March 06, 2015

Top S.C. Procurement Office Faults $58M Test-Contract Award to ACT

A statewide assessment contract worth $58 million can go forward the first year, but must be re-bid in the following years, according to a new ruling.

February 18, 2015

New York Times Partners With Investment Firm to Launch Ed. Business

The media conglomerate and CIG Education Group are combining to create NYT EDUcation, an initiative for pre-college and college students and professional learners.

February 18, 2015

States' Control Over Selection of K-12 Classroom Materials Shifting to Districts

California, Texas and Florida are among the states that are ceding more authority to districts in choosing their own instructional materials, the Association of American Publishers reports.

February 09, 2015

Chicago School Board Member Faces Scrutiny Over Investments

Deborah Quazzo, a Chicago school board member and founder of a financial advisory company, faces questions about businesses she's invested in that are working in the city's schools.

February 04, 2015

It's a $1.7 Billion Testing Market (But It's a $600 Billion Ed. System)

Despite the claims of critics of testing, states' spending on assessment is a small fraction of overall K-12 budgets, a researcher concludes.

January 29, 2015

K12 Inc. Is Second Largest 'Gainer' on New York Stock Exchange

The Herndon, Va.-based online education company's stock price jumped more than 30 percent on Thursday, representing a partial rebound from a major stock slide in 2014.

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