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August 26, 2014

L.A. Schools Chief Halts Apple, Pearson Tech Contract Amid Questions

John Deasy has ordered the rebidding of a massive technology contract awarded to Apple and Pearson, following questions of favoritism in the bidding process.

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 20, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Blackboard Competitor Desire2Learn Raises $85M

Desire2Learn, a Canadian-based LMS provider, raised $85 million in Series B funding, bringing its total external investment to $165 million.

August 18, 2014

Top ACT Executive Will Resign; Search for Successor Begins

Jon Whitmore, a former university president who has been with the ACT since 2010, says he will retire from the testing organization in August of 2015.

August 14, 2014

App Rates School Suppliers Based on Conservative Credentials

A Nashville-based nonprofit, 2nd Vote, has created a self-described "conservative shopper app" for parents that rates education companies according to their political leanings.

August 12, 2014

Sales of Chromebooks Rising Rapidly, Fueled by Education Sector

Sales of Chromebooks worldwide have risen by 79 percent from 2013, though they will remain a "niche market" for next few years, according to a new market analysis.

August 11, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Edmodo Raises $30 Million from New Investors

Edmodo, the free social-networking-for-education site, recently raised $30 million in venture capital, bringing its total capital raised to $87 million.

August 06, 2014

Dell Wins Contract for 1-to-1 Computing Project in Georgia District

The Dougherty County, Ga. school system is planning on launching a 1-to-1 computing effort, one of several mid-sized districts to roll out ambitious tech projects.

July 31, 2014

AIR Appeals Pearson's Common-Core Testing Contract in N.M. Court

The American Institutes for Research is seeking to break up a potentially big Common Core testing contract that it says was improperly bundled and skewed to favor Pearson.

July 24, 2014

Apple Touts Strong iPad Sales in Global School Market

Apple, believed to be the dominant provider of tablets in the K-12, also says it is selling millions of iPads into the worldwide market.

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