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March 07, 2014

Tech-Supported Learning is Focus of SXSWedu Conference

Leaders from education, business and the tech world talked about how schools are making the transition to using technology at the SXSWedu conference.

February 06, 2014

Business Leaders Lack Knowledge About K-12 Education, Superintendents Say

A new study says superintendents want more business involvement in their districts, so three organizations created a "playbook" to help businesses step up their game.

February 04, 2014

President Praises $750 Million in Business Support for Ed-Tech Goals

President Obama announced plans from seven large companies to support K-12 schools across the U.S. in their digital learning efforts by contributing $750 million worth of goods and services.

February 03, 2014

Federal Officials to Double Commitment to Schools' High-Speed Broadband

The Federal Communications Commission will lift the amount devoted to schools' and libraries' high-speed Internet access by $1 billion annually through the E-rate program.

January 21, 2014

Privatization of K-12 Support Services on the Rise in Michigan

Nearly two-thirds of Michigan's districts are contracting out at least one of three main support services, according to the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

January 15, 2014

New Advocacy Group Probes Links Between Ed. Department and For-Profit Companies

A new advocacy organization, led by a former American Federation of Teachers staffer, says it will seek to counter the influence of organizations that it sees as promoting misguided, free-market reforms.

December 19, 2013

'Predictive' Tech Tools Aim to Help Districts Hire Better Teachers

Two companies are banking on helping districts improve their ability to hire high-performing teachers by using predictive analytics.

December 17, 2013

Comcast, Khan Academy Join Forces to Improve Web Access

Comcast, one of the nation's largest Internet and cable providers, is partnering with Khan Academy to try to increase Web connectivity for impoverished students.

December 05, 2013

Growth in States' Early Childhood Spending Opens Business Opportunities

State policymakers are poised to fund early childhood education at unprecedented levels, opening the door to businesses serving the pre-kindergarten market.

November 26, 2013

Enrollment in Schools Managed by For-Profit Operators Jumps, Report Finds

The number of for-profit operators of charter schools continues to grow, though they are far outnumbered by nonprofit managers, a report finds.

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