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August 25, 2015

Measured Progress Pays Nev. $1.3 Million Over Botched Tests

A vendor blamed for recent disruptions in online assessments will pay financial penalties, under an agreement with Nevada's state Attorney General.

August 24, 2015

The PDK/Gallup Poll Results That Matter for the K-12 Marketplace

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

Spending on Instructional Materials, Construction Climbing in K-12

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 Hires Data Recognition Corp. as New Test Vendor

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

Pearson Agrees to Compensate Minnesota for Testing Breakdowns

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

Amazon Top Pick for Contract to Create N.Y.C. Schools' e-Book 'Marketplace'

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

Back-to-School Spending Dips, Even as Consumer Confidence Rises

Families' spending on school supplies has dropped a bit from last year, according to the National Retail Federation.

July 21, 2015

Questar Notches Big Victories With Testing Deals in N.Y., Miss.

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

Venture Capital Roundup: Fullbridge Raises $15 Million to Close the 'Workplace Skills Gap'

Four education companies brought in more than $20 million of venture capital.

July 13, 2015

Data Recognition Corp. Poised to Win $51M Testing Contract in Nevada

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.

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