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April 02, 2014

New York Pulls Plug on inBloom as Student-Data Partner

New York state reversed its plans to have inBloom, the education technology provider, load student data into the cloud, adding another setback to the organization.

March 20, 2014

Survey: School Districts Squeezed for Money, Time in Implementing Technology

Sixty-eight percent of district technology officials plan to delay or defer maintenance upgrades of technology and contracts, a survey by the Consortium for School Networking shows.

March 17, 2014

Wash. Considers Gambling With Future Lottery Proceeds to Benefit Schools

Washington state proposes borrowing $700 million against future lottery revenue to fund K-3 classroom expansion and construction of classrooms for all-day kindergarten programs.

March 12, 2014

Statewide 1-to-1 Computing Initiatives Face a Long, Slow, Difficult Journey

State efforts to put a digital device in the hands of every student are proving to be more difficult than many ed-tech advocates might have expected.

February 26, 2014

Idaho Lawmakers Put Up Millions to Keep State Broadband Network Running

A state budget committee has agreed to pay $6.6 million to prevent a school Internet network from being shut down amid a legal dispute.

February 11, 2014

Federal Action on 'Net Neutrality' Coming Soon, FCC Chairman Says

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler pledged in a recent speech that the agency will work to preserve "open, competitive, safe, and accessible broadband networks."

January 06, 2014

K-12 Digital, Print Sales Surging for Education Publishers

Sales of education publishers' print and digital K-12 products jumped 7 percent in 2013 over the previous year, according to the Association of American Publishers.

December 27, 2013

New York Battle Over inBloom, Data Privacy Heading to Court

New York state Assembly Democrats are the latest to register opposition to education department plans to upload students' data to the cloud via inBloom.

November 13, 2013

New York Parents Sue to Block inBloom Program

A group of New York parents are suing to try to block a partnership between the state and the education technology provider inBloom.

September 24, 2013

Hedge Fund Manager to Investors: K12 Inc.'s Stock Is Overvalued

Hedge fund manager and author Whitney Tilson tells attendees at a conference that for-profit company K12 Inc.'s stock is due for a fall.

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