West Virginia will become the 12th state to implement a statewide "IT Academy" certification program through Microsoft.
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July 21, 2014
July 03, 2014
New Mexico's state purchasing agent, Lawrence O. Maxwell, has denied a protest of a major common-core testing contract that was filed by the American Institutes for Research.
June 25, 2014
The American Institutes for Research, in its protest over a common-core testing contract, argues that Pearson and PARCC are behaving like "business partners."
June 20, 2014
New Mexico state officials describe a protest over a major common-core testing contract by the American Institutes for Research as "frivolous," in a filing with the state purchasing director.
June 13, 2014
The Obama administration, in the latest phase of its "ConnectED" plan, has launched a website to direct K-12 schools to digital products offered by technology companies.
June 10, 2014
The National Science Foundation has created a data tool that allows for state-by-state comparisons of indicators of academic achievement, research and development, and economic growth.
June 06, 2014
Hilary Noskin, a former general counsel with the New Mexico department of education, signed a contract between the state and an after-school provider despite her having a connection to that company, according to a media report.
June 04, 2014
Tom Allen, the president and CEO of the Association of American Publishers, said that number of competing dynamics are shaping implementation of the common-core standards in the states, and that his industry needs to put its stamp on that discussion.
June 03, 2014
New Mexico officials have set a June 18 deadline to receive arguments in a protest filed by the American Institutes for Research over a major contract for common-core testing.
May 28, 2014
A state judge in has blocked the award of a major PARCC contract to Pearson until an appeal by a rival testing contractor can be heard.