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October 28, 2014

Social Media, Open Resources Shaping European Ed-Tech Priorities

European countries' views about how educational technology can be used to improve schools in some respects mirror those of educators and policymakers in the United States, a new report concludes.

October 16, 2014

'Smart' Venture Capital Firms Making Fewer Ed-Tech Deals, Analysis Finds

While money continues to pour into ed tech at a strong pace, the number of deals by "smart-money VC firms" has slowed in 2014, according to CB Insights.

October 07, 2014

Company Known for Student Surveys Unveils New Tool for Teachers

Tripod, perhaps best known for its work on student surveys for a Gates foundation study of teacher effectiveness, announced this week it will provide free surveys to teachers.

October 03, 2014

Common-Core Testing Market Dominated by Familiar Players

An Education Week review of federally funded, common-core testing contracts shows McGraw-Hill/CTB, Pearson, and ETS winning the biggest deals.

September 22, 2014

Federal Judge Shuts Down Alleged Diploma Mills at FTC's Request

A federal judge in Florida has ordered an online school that the Federal Trade Commission labeled a "diploma mill" to halt marketing to students.

September 19, 2014

Florida Virtual School Wins Right to Pursue Trademark Suit Against K12 Inc.

The Florida Supreme Court's decision means that the federal lawsuit by Florida Virtual School against K12's Florida Virtual Academy can continue.

September 12, 2014

EdX Launches Online Curriculum for High School Students

MIT and Harvard University's online-learning platform edX entered the K-12 arena this week with the release of 26 MOOCs targeted at high school students.

September 10, 2014

Amplify Jumps Into Consumer Market With Educational Game

"Twelve a Dozen," is Amplify's first attempt to sell directly into the consumer space, as opposed to going after buyers based in K-12 districts.

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.

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