A vendor blamed for recent disruptions in online assessments will pay financial penalties, under an agreement with Nevada's state Attorney General.
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August 25, 2015
August 24, 2015
Fifty-four percent of public school parents oppose having teachers in their communities follow the common-core standards, a PDK/Gallup poll found.
August 17, 2015
Total spending on K-12 instructional materials stood at $11.8 billion in 2013-14, according to the Education Market Association.
August 12, 2015
Nevada's state board of examiners has awarded a $51 million contract for statewide testing to DRC, which will replaced Measured Progress, a company that took blame for testing breakdowns earlier this year.
August 03, 2015
Minnesota will receive $1 million in fees from Pearson and up to $4.7 million in additional services and support, as part of a settlement.
July 30, 2015
Educators in New York City would be able to buy e-books for their schools via an Amazon "storefront," pending approval of a $30 million contract.
July 23, 2015
Families' spending on school supplies has dropped a bit from last year, according to the National Retail Federation.
July 21, 2015
Questar Assessment Inc., a Minnesota-based company, is lesser known than some test vendors but has secured major contracts recently in the states.
July 20, 2015
Four education companies brought in more than $20 million of venture capital.
July 13, 2015
Nevada, a state frustrated by online testing woes earlier this year, is tentatively set to hire a new vendor to oversee a suite of state assessments.