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April 17, 2015

SEC Examining Los Angeles iPad Deal, Newspaper Says

The Securities and Exchange Commission has asked the district whether it properly disclosed how bond funds would be used for the school system's Apple contract.

April 16, 2015

L.A. District Demands Refund for Pearson Curriculum on Apple's iPads

In the latest twist in the LAUSD's troubled, large-scale purchase of iPads across its schools, the district is demanding a "divorce" between Apple and Pearson.

April 10, 2015

Pearson Calls Award of Big Calif. Testing Contract to ETS 'Invalid' and 'Illegal'

Pearson is asking California officials to re-bid a testing contract, potentially worth a quarter of billion dollars, calling the decision to award the deal to ETS illegal, arbitrary and capricious.

April 01, 2015

Idaho Failure to Implement Pearson LMS Blasted in Report

A state review blames Idaho's failure to implement Schoolnet on mismanagement and problems with the $61 million learning management system.

March 16, 2015

Pearson, PARCC Criticized for Monitoring Social Media for Test Security

An alleged effort by New Jersey officials to monitor whether students were sharing information about common-core exams through social media has stirred controversy.

January 23, 2015

K-12 Dealmaking: Pearson Invests $50M to Support Education Entrepreneurs in Emerging Markets

Pearson, the worldwide education company, invested $50 million into its Affordable Learning Fund, which supports education startups in developing countries.

January 13, 2015

Industry Sees Promise, and Cause for Worry, in President's Data-Privacy Plans

Ed-tech companies have voiced concerns that the president's data-privacy blueprint could derail innovation in the digital space.

January 09, 2015

Pearson, Minnesota Dept. of Ed. Confront Testing Malfunctions

During recent practice tests, students across Minnesota were unable to access Pearson's online testing portal due to an incompatibility with Apple's Safari browser.

January 02, 2015

K-12 Dealmaking: Pearson Sells Nook Media Stake Back to Barnes & Noble

The worldwide education company recently sold back its 5 percent stake in Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's struggling e-reader division, for nearly $28 million.

December 16, 2014

Pearson Wins Bid to Develop PISA 2018 Frameworks

The multinational education company will work on redefining reading literacy, reviewing math and science, and a way to measure global competence, among other measures.

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