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July 30, 2013

Rosetta Stone Steps Squarely Into Literacy, and Ed-Tech

Rosetta Stone's acquisition of Lexia Learning Systems, Inc., for $22.5 million marks another move for the provider of language products into the educational-technology market.

July 16, 2013

Blackboard, Amplify Deals Reflect Shifting Landscape for 'MOOCs'

Blackboard plans to give K-12 schools access to a platform to create "MOOCs," while Amplify will launch its first MOOC, focused on AP Computer Science.

April 25, 2013

Florida Investigation Faults K12 Inc. for Teaching Assignments

The Florida education department reports that the online company K12 Inc. used teachers lacking subject-matter expertise and gave inaccurate information about teacher assignments.

April 19, 2013

Philadelphia School District Seeks to Open Its Own Online School

The Philadelphia district wants to open an online school, which would make it one of several city school systems to found cyber-education operations.

March 13, 2013

Walton Family Foundation Boosts Investment in School-Rating Service

The foundation is increasing its investment in the parent-oriented school-rating website GreatSchools, to expand the reviews offered online.

December 05, 2012

La. Approves New Course Providers Despite 'Unconstitutional' Ruling

The state's board of education approved 45 course providers to participate in unprecedented Course Choice program, four days after a judge ruled it unconstitutional.

September 21, 2012

Pa. Cyber School: Management Firings Will Not Hurt Students

The school fired four of its top management officials earlier this week.

September 11, 2012

Report: Florida Investigating K12 Inc. for Using Noncertified Teachers

Internal emails suggest virtual education company may have had teachers sign class rosters of students they did not teach to skirt reporting requirements.

July 19, 2012

K12 Inc. Stock Down After Scathing Report

Report from National Education Policy Center questions academic performance of company's virtual schools, adds to fiery debate.

July 10, 2012

After Closing Virtual Charter School, Pa. Authorizes Four More

Four new virtual schools will open this school year, bringing the total to 16. Three other applications were rejected.

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