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April 29, 2015

FTC Would Get New Enforcement Powers Over Ed Tech in Data-Privacy Bill

Bipartisan federal student data-privacy legislation likely to be introduced this week would give the Federal Trade Commission new authority to regulate educational technology vendors.

March 20, 2015

Education Businesses, Associations Want School Library Funding Increased

A coalition of more than 20 companies and organizations want the Senate to fold a bill about school libraries into the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

June 05, 2014

Ed. Groups Push to Boost Federal Funding for Common-Core Tests

Schools will need more money from the federal government to buy the technology they need for online common-core assessments, some education organizations argue.

February 27, 2014

AFT, Nonprofit Launch 'Cashing in on Kids' Website, Spur Controversy

A new anti-charter school website called "Cashing in on Kids" tracks five charter school operators.

January 15, 2014

New Advocacy Group Probes Links Between Ed. Department and For-Profit Companies

A new advocacy organization, led by a former American Federation of Teachers staffer, says it will seek to counter the influence of organizations that it sees as promoting misguided, free-market reforms.

October 10, 2013

Online Provider K12 Inc.'s Stock Sinks on Poor Numbers

The stock of online provider K12 Inc. took a steep plunge following its release of information showing more modest projections for student enrollment than investors had anticipated.

July 19, 2013

Businesses Find Problems, Opportunities in No Child Left Behind Rewrite Bill

Business interests are divided on yesterday's passage of a bill reauthorizing the No Child Left Behind Act, which GOP-controlled House of Representatives approved by a vote of 221-207 yesterday.

May 29, 2013

National Business Leaders Advocate for Early Childhood Development

An open letter from a coalition of hundreds of business leaders calls on President Obama and members of Congress to provide more support for early-childhood education.

May 20, 2013

Education Publishing Associations to Merge

The Association of Educational Publishers and the Association of American Publishers have announced that they will join forces.

February 25, 2013

N.M. Bill Seeks to Curb Private Companies' Role in Schools

State legislation in New Mexico would bar the state education department, as well as charter schools and public districts, from hiring private entities to manage schools.

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