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July 07, 2014

Separating the Best Education Apps From, Well, the Rest

College faculty at Marian University have created a method for judging education apps by research standards.

June 25, 2014

Vendor Protesting Common-Core Contract Levies Criticism at PARCC, Pearson

The American Institutes for Research, in its protest over a common-core testing contract, argues that Pearson and PARCC are behaving like "business partners."

June 20, 2014

Pearson, N.M. Officials Push Back in Common-Core Contract Battle

New Mexico state officials describe a protest over a major common-core testing contract by the American Institutes for Research as "frivolous," in a filing with the state purchasing director.

June 04, 2014

Purchases of Classroom Materials Fall in Early 2014, a Reversal From 2013

Purchases of instructional materials fell by 4 percent in the 1st quarter of 2014 compared with the same period in 2013, possibly because of districts' uncertainty about the common-core implementation, according to the Association of American Publishers.

June 04, 2014

Industry Officials Weigh Strategies for Print-to-Digital Transition

Industry officials offered contrasting views of how quickly the print-to-digital transition in K-12 publishing is playing out.

May 15, 2014

Software Industry Players Debate Need for New Restrictions Around Student Data

At the Software and Information Industry Association's Education Summit a debate continues over whether and how to restrict companies' access to student data.

May 06, 2014

American Institutes for Research Fights Pearson Common-Core Testing Award

The American Institutes for Research, an organization that provides testing services, has filed a lawsuit in New Mexico state court to try to halt the awarding of a major contract to a rival, Pearson.

May 02, 2014

Pearson Wins Major Contract From Common-Core Testing Consortium

The global education company Pearson has won a contract from the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers to develop test items, deliver tests, report results, and analyze scores.

April 14, 2014

Investor Lawsuit Targets K12 Inc. and Stock Sales of Former CEO

A federal lawsuit alleges that the online education provider K12 Inc. misled investors, and says that the company's former CEO benefited by selling off stock before the company's stock price fell.

April 04, 2014

As Interest in 'Customized' Tools Grows, McGraw-Hill Brings Platform to K-12

McGraw-Hill Education is bringing Create, a platform that has allowed college professors to build their own course materials piece-by-piece, into the K-12 market.

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