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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.

January 29, 2015

Draft Federal Data-Privacy Bill Targets Some Ed-Tech Practices, Silent on Others

A draft measure being circulated on Capitol Hill would bar ed-tech vendors from directing targeted advertisements to students, though it does not cover some controversial practices.

January 20, 2015

After a Wait, Google Signs Pledge on Student-Data Privacy

Google has signed a pledge to protect student data privacy, after the company had initially not agreed to make the public commitment.

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.

January 14, 2015

New E-Rate Policies Could Trigger Ed-Tech Industry Changes, FCC Official Says

A major infusion of cash into the E-rate program, coupled with policy changes, should spark innovation in the digital industry, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel predicts.

January 12, 2015

New Industry Standards for Student-Data Privacy in New Obama Plan

President Barack Obama envisions a federal law modeled on a California measure that placed new safeguards on protecting student information.

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