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January 20, 2015

After a Wait, Google Signs Pledge on Student-Data Privacy

Google has signed a pledge to protect student data privacy, after the company had initially not agreed to make the public commitment.

January 16, 2015

Evaluating the Outlook for the Ed-Tech Industry in 2015

Complications around student-data-privacy, frustrations with the K-12 procurement process, and the lure of the global marketplace are some key trends to watch in 2015.

January 16, 2015

Miss. State Board Votes to Abandon PARCC, Release New RFP for Testing

Mississippi's state board of education says it will put forward a request for proposal for new statewide assessments for next year, after major objections emerged over a PARCC-designed exam.

January 06, 2015

Ed-Tech Purchasing Bottlenecks and Bureaucracy Probed in Report

The Center on Reinventing Public Education says districts need to clear away bureaucratic barriers and "imagined restrictions" in procurement.

December 09, 2014

Education Companies' Profits on Federal Contracts to be Negotiated

The White House Office of Management and Budget is changing its rules so that federally funded contracts worth $150,000 or more will require school districts to negotiate profits with contractors.

December 05, 2014

Who Calls the Shots in School Purchasing? Vendors, K-12 Officials Disagree

Company officials and K-12 leaders have very different views of who wields the most influence over school district buying decisions, a study shows.

December 02, 2014

FBI Takes Records Linked to L.A. District's iPad Purchase

The Federal Bureau of Investigation hauled 20 boxes worth of evidence from the LAUSD headquarters related to the district's ambitious 1-to-1 technology effort.

November 04, 2014

Tablet Sales Growing in U.S., World Markets Even as iPads Slip

The market for tablets at the global level, and in the U.S., continues to grow, though Apple's sales of iPads declined in the third quarter, according to the IDC.

October 18, 2014

Under Pressure, Okla. Hires Measured Progress to Oversee Winter Tests

Oklahoma officials scrambled to find a testing vendor for exams required for high school graduation, after another company, McGraw-Hill Education CTB, backed out.

October 16, 2014

Los Angeles School Board Rejects Releasing Apple Procurement Report

An inspector general's report on the Los Angeles Unified School District's controversial purchase of iPads will not be released to the public.

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