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October 29, 2015

Open-Ed Resources Would Gain Ground Under Ed. Department Proposal

Any digital educational materials created with federal grants would have to be openly licensed if a proposed Department of Education regulation is adopted.

September 01, 2015

Coming Up Next: Demand for New K-12 Science Content

Fifteen states and the District of Columbia have adopted Next Generation Science Standards, which could shape schools' demand for content for years to come.

July 02, 2015

McGraw-Hill Education Sells 'Key Assets' of Testing Business to DRC

McGraw-Hill Education CTB is selling off major portions of its testing business to Data Recognition Corporation, including its state assessment work.

June 19, 2015

Venture Capital Roundup: $45M Deal Leads the Latest Funding Rounds

Four ed-tech companies raised more than $50 million of venture capital and Rosetta Stone entered a partnership that could increase its footprint in high schools.

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.

January 02, 2015

K-12 Dealmaking: Pearson Sells Nook Media Stake Back to Barnes & Noble

The worldwide education company recently sold back its 5 percent stake in Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's struggling e-reader division, for nearly $28 million.

September 17, 2014

Chegg Touts Counseling Service for High Schoolers

Chegg is offering $24-per-hour college counseling to high school students, which the company says is an alternative to costly services.

August 06, 2014

OpenStax to Adapt Its Free Digital College Text Model for K-12

Free, digital textbooks for K-12 that adapt to learners' abilities and preferences are under development by OpenStax, a Rice University initiative.

June 25, 2014

McGraw-Hill and Follett Join Forces to Sell E-Books to School Libraries

A division of McGraw-Hill is partnering with Follett in an effort to sell e-books focused on test-prep through online forums.

June 04, 2014

Purchases of Classroom Materials Fall in Early 2014, a Reversal From 2013

Purchases of instructional materials fell by 4 percent in the 1st quarter of 2014 compared with the same period in 2013, possibly because of districts' uncertainty about the common-core implementation, according to the Association of American Publishers.

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