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November 20, 2015

What Roadblocks Stand in the Way of a Digital K-12 Market?

A new report by MDR cites outmoded purchasing practices, data-privacy concerns and other issues as slowing the K-12 transition from print to digital resources.

November 10, 2015

Personalized Learning, Competency Education Need Policy Support, Group Says

Federal and state governments can improve students' ability to get access to student-centered learning by focusing on 13 specific issues, according to the International Association for K-12 Online Learning.

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.

September 14, 2015

Online Credit Recovery Grows, Despite Criticism

Eighty-eight percent of districts offered students some form of credit recovery, much of it delivered online.

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 10, 2015

Assessing the State of the K-12 Testing Market, As Dynamics Shift

McGraw-Hill Education's recent departure from the world of state testing underscores both the rewards and risks for vendors operating in that high-stakes space.

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.

June 19, 2015

Commercial Online Provider in Calif. Targeted in Teacher Complaints

A group of teachers in California's virtual schools says a major, commercial online provider is not meeting standards for quality.

May 01, 2015

Many High School Students Rely on Their Own Tech Devices at School, Survey Says

Results of a new, nationwide survey show that nearly 60 percent of high schoolers are using their own mobile devices in school.

February 18, 2015

States' Control Over Selection of K-12 Classroom Materials Shifting to Districts

California, Texas and Florida are among the states that are ceding more authority to districts in choosing their own instructional materials, the Association of American Publishers reports.

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