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September 24, 2015

Students' Tablet, Smartphone Usage Climbs, With Strong Appetite for Apps

Seventy-eight percent of elementary school students say they regularly use a tablet, up from 66 percent a year ago, according a survey released by Pearson and conducted by the Harris Poll.

September 24, 2015

Are 1-to-1 'Maker Space' Tools the Next K-12 Trend?

A New York City-based company, littleBits, is offering modular electronics components for schools and libraries through a 1-to-1 model common in the world of ed-tech.

September 09, 2015

Intel Plans to Drop Support for High-Profile Science Competition

Intel will end its sponsorship of the Science Talent Search, one of the world's most prominent competitions for showcasing student "STEM" talent.

July 07, 2015

Top 10 'Impact Investing' Opportunities Identified for K-12 in Report

Vulcan Inc., a company co-owned by Paul Allen, Microsoft's cofounder, recently underwrote research to pinpoint the top opportunities for social impact investing in K-12 education.

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.

May 21, 2015

British Investor Buys Pearson's Family Education Network

Sandbox Partners is buying the Family Education Network, a Pearson "edu-tainment" platform, for an undisclosed amount.

December 19, 2014

Hot Topics in the K-12 Market in 2014, and What's Ahead

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 04, 2014

Disney Launches 'Imagicademy' With Education Products, But Skips Schools

"Disney Imagicademy" was launched today by Disney Publishing Worldwide, part of an education initiative for young children that will incorporate apps, books, and toys.

September 15, 2014

Microsoft Announces $2.5B Deal to Buy Company Behind Minecraft

A Microsoft official pledges that the company, in acquiring the developer of Minecraft, will "nurture and grow" the enormously popular video game.

September 11, 2014

Microsoft Reportedly Eyes Deal to Buy Maker of Minecraft

The U.S.-based technology giant may be seeking to purchase the company that created the wildly popular game Minecraft, which has become a hit among children, adults, and some teachers who weave it into instruction.

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