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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 09, 2014

New Education Week Report Examines Evolving Ed-Tech Marketplace

Education Week's new special report, Navigating the Ed-Tech Marketplace, offers a broad look at the landscape of buyers and sellers operating in and around K-12 systems.

June 06, 2014

Former N.M. Official's Signing of Contract for After-School Services Under Scrutiny

Hilary Noskin, a former general counsel with the New Mexico department of education, signed a contract between the state and an after-school provider despite her having a connection to that company, according to a media report.

June 04, 2014

Industry Officials Weigh Strategies for Print-to-Digital Transition

Industry officials offered contrasting views of how quickly the print-to-digital transition in K-12 publishing is playing out.

June 04, 2014

Ed-Tech Decisions Best Made at District Level, Researchers Say

Decisions about what cloud-based education technology K-12 schools use should be centralized in district offices, say researchers from Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society.

June 03, 2014

Challenging K-12 Market 'Turning the Corner,' Analyst Tells Ed. Publishers

An official from the market research company MDR told educational publishers that their companies are likely to see better days as K-12 school budgets improve.

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.

June 02, 2014

Charter School Operator in Chicago Charged With Defrauding Investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged the operators with defrauding investors in a $37.5 million bond offering for school construction by failing to disclose conflicts of interest.

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 06, 2014

American Institutes for Research Fights Pearson Common-Core Testing Award

The American Institutes for Research, an organization that provides testing services, has filed a lawsuit in New Mexico state court to try to halt the awarding of a major contract to a rival, Pearson.

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