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October 30, 2015

Search for Quick, Rigorous Ed-Tech Evaluations Underway

The goal of the project, which is worth $3.67 million if both phases are funded, is to help schools make evidence-based decisions about ed-tech.

October 15, 2015

New Website Details State Policies for Acquiring Digital Learning Content

The State Educational Technology Directors Association has launched an online tool to help ed-tech companies, states, and districts learn about digital instructional material procurement.

October 08, 2015

Former Chicago Schools CEO, Consulting Firm Co-Owners Face Criminal Charges

The indictment hinges on $23 million in no-bid contracts awarded by Barbara Byrd-Bennett, former Chicago schools CEO, to SUPES Academy and Synesi Associates.

September 30, 2015

Ed-Tech Accessibility Lawsuit Settled By Seattle District, Advocates for Blind

Seattle public schools have agreed to make their ed-tech accessible to the blind community in what could be a landmark agreement for K-12 schools.

September 29, 2015

L.A. District Weighs $6.4M Settlement With Apple, Lenovo Over Tech Woes

The nation's second-largest district is poised to settle a dispute with Apple and Lenovo stemming from the system's problematic 1:1 technology rollout.

September 10, 2015

American Institutes for Research to Partner on Accelerator Project

The AIR will be a primary option for companies vetting their products through the Jefferson Education Accelerator.

September 08, 2015

Chromebooks Command Close to Half of K-12 Computing Market, Analyst Says

The rising popularity of Chromebooks is driving down the prices that schools pay for devices, with the $200 to $299 category commanding the biggest segment.

September 01, 2015

Test Results from N.D., Mont., Nev., Will Get Examination

Smarter Balanced will review the validity of test results from three states that experienced disruptions on their tests last year.

September 01, 2015

Coming Up Next: Demand for New K-12 Science Content

Fifteen states and the District of Columbia have adopted Next Generation Science Standards, which could shape schools' demand for content for years to come.

August 28, 2015

Smarter Balanced to Review American Institutes for Research's Test Platform

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has arranged an independent evaluation of an open-source delivery platform it paid the American Institutes for Research to develop.

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