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July 30, 2015

New Ed-Tech Accelerator Program Seeks Breakthroughs in K-12 Science

NewSchools Ignite, a project launched by the NewSchools Venture Fund, would make awards to companies and nonprofits for amounts between $50,000 and $150,000.

July 10, 2015

Chinese Gaming Company to Acquire Ed-Tech Provider Promethean

The U.K.-based company that put interactive whiteboards in U.S. schools is being purchased by NetDragon Websoft, a developer of online games and mobile Internet platforms.

July 09, 2015

Pearson Loses Out on N.Y. Testing Contract to Questar

Questar Assessment Inc., a Minnesota-based company, has won a $44 million contract to handle grade 3-8 testing in New York state.

July 02, 2015

McGraw-Hill Education Sells 'Key Assets' of Testing Business to DRC

McGraw-Hill Education CTB is selling off major portions of its testing business to Data Recognition Corporation, including its state assessment work.

June 19, 2015

Commercial Online Provider in Calif. Targeted in Teacher Complaints

A group of teachers in California's virtual schools says a major, commercial online provider is not meeting standards for quality.

June 18, 2015

Pearson to Sell PowerSchool, Cites Shift Away From Management Systems

PowerSchool, a student information system that Pearson says is the most widely used student information system in the United States, will leave the company's fold.

June 08, 2015

E-Rate 2.0: Advice for Companies Navigating Changes to the Program

Businesses working with schools can help themselves by closely monitoring applications to the E-rate program, and their use of federal discounts made available, a newly published guide says.

June 02, 2015

Chicago Board Member Deborah Quazzo to Step Down at End of Term

Deborah Quazzo, whose investments in ed-tech companies doing business with the Chicago district have drawn criticism, said she will resign at the end of her term this summer.

May 28, 2015

Data Breaches in Education Sector Are Costly, Study Finds

An education company's cost of a data breach can be $300 per compromised record, making it one of the most costly industries for lost or stolen records.

May 28, 2015

Sixty Percent of U.S. Chromebook Sales Are for Education, Report Concludes

Chromebook sales to end-users will reach 7.3 million units in 2015, a 27 percent increase from last year, according to a new report.

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