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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 15, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Salesforce.com Invests $5M in San Francisco Schools

Salesforce.com recently donated $5 million to the San Francisco Unified School District. This tech company has now donated $7.7 million to SFUSD the past two years in order create better access to STEM resources.

September 08, 2014

Choosing the Right Words to Lure Financial Backers

Key phrases help companies and others raise money through Kickstarter, a study finds, and that information could help education businesses seeking support through the crowd-funding vehicle.

September 05, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Pluralsight Raises $135M for Online Training Videos

Pluralsight, a major provider of online training videos for developers, IT professionals, and creative technologists, raised $135 million in Series B funding.

September 02, 2014

NFL Wants Fantasy Football in K-12, and Minn. Teacher Has Answer

An NFL executive recently said that fantasy football, a popular game, can be a valuable educational tool in teaching math.

August 25, 2014

Calculating the Academic Return on 'Open' Educational Resources

David Wiley, a supporter for open-educational resources, argues that the "learning outcomes per dollar" from free and open resources tops that of the traditional materials produced by commercial publishers.

August 07, 2014

Middle Schools' 1-to-1 Tablet Deployment to Be Studied

More than 4,500 students and 350 educators will be given either an iPad or Samsung Galaxy tablet, with the ability to use them at home, under the two-year project organized by Digital Promise and the Verizon Foundation.

July 20, 2014

U.S. Gets Low Scores for Innovation in Education

The U.S. ranked near the bottom in an exhaustive international comparison of educational innovation, but received high grades for use of assessments and parent engagement.

July 14, 2014

Game-Based Learning, Dashboards Get Business Funding from Feds

The U.S. Education Department's research agency will help 15 new education entrepreneurs conduct research and development for interventions in science, language arts and other areas.

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.

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