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July 03, 2014

Protest of Pearson Common-Core Testing Contract Rejected

New Mexico's state purchasing agent, Lawrence O. Maxwell, has denied a protest of a major common-core testing contract that was filed by the American Institutes for Research.

June 25, 2014

Vendor Protesting Common-Core Contract Levies Criticism at PARCC, Pearson

The American Institutes for Research, in its protest over a common-core testing contract, argues that Pearson and PARCC are behaving like "business partners."

June 20, 2014

Pearson, N.M. Officials Push Back in Common-Core Contract Battle

New Mexico state officials describe a protest over a major common-core testing contract by the American Institutes for Research as "frivolous," in a filing with the state purchasing director.

June 10, 2014

Digital Education Needs More Accountability, Researchers Say

Companies that provide digital education for K-12 schools should undergo the same accountability as educators and administrators, say the authors of a new book.

June 03, 2014

Pearson, N.M. Officials Given Deadline in Common-Core Testing Protest

New Mexico officials have set a June 18 deadline to receive arguments in a protest filed by the American Institutes for Research over a major contract for common-core testing.

May 28, 2014

N.M. Court Orders Halt on Common-Core Testing Contract Until Appeal Is Heard

A state judge in has blocked the award of a major PARCC contract to Pearson until an appeal by a rival testing contractor can be heard.

May 13, 2014

Pearson's Global Education Index Ranks U.S. 14th in Learning and Skill Attainment

Pacific Asian countries continue to outrank the United States because they have effective education systems and a "culture of accountablility," according to the report.

May 02, 2014

Pearson Wins Major Contract From Common-Core Testing Consortium

The global education company Pearson has won a contract from the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers to develop test items, deliver tests, report results, and analyze scores.

April 21, 2014

Organizer of Innovation Summit Talks About Money Moving Through Ed. Market

Deborah Quazzo, a managing partner at GSV Advisors, talks about changes in the education market as her organization co-hosts a major industry gathering this week.

March 28, 2014

Review Examines L.A. Schools' Decision on iPad, Pearson Purchase

Two software programs already used successfully in LA schools received low scores in the procurement process won by Pearson's unproven curriculum, according to a report.

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