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January 30, 2015

U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Business Roundtable, Lobby to Retain Annual Tests

Two national business organizations want annual tests kept in the rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act.

September 30, 2014

Pearson Lands Common-Core Contract in Mississippi After Testing Standoff

The Mississippi department of education awarded an $8.3 million contract to Pearson, in a decision it said was compelled by a state board's failure to act.

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.

June 23, 2014

School Leaders See Potential for Mobile Devices to Help College, Career Preparation, Survey Finds

Forty-six percent of school administrators cite mobile device use as a "major factor" in college- and career-readiness instruction for students.

May 21, 2014

N.Y. Mayor Touts $670 Million Tech Investment for City Schools

Most will be spent to wire city schools and purchase new hardware, while $20 million will buy new devices and software for classrooms.

April 23, 2014

Teachers at Summit Tell Ed. Companies What They Want--and What They Don't

A panel that included K-12 teachers gave attendees at a major education business a blunt view of their frustrations and worries about classroom technologies.

March 24, 2014

Report Urges Massachusetts, a Top Academic Performer, to Aim Higher

Two decades after Massachusetts made major changes to its education system, a new report argues that it needs to address school funding and autonomy, to maintain its elite status.

October 25, 2013

Obama Calls for Funding New 'P-Tech' Schools With Career Focus

President Obama visited the career-themed "P-Tech" school in New York City today and called for more funding to be directed toward replicating its academic model.

September 30, 2013

Forum Touts Businesses' Role in 'Two-Generation' Education, Job Strategies

The Aspen Institute is hosting a forum that will explore how employers can help out-of-work young adults -- and by extension, their children.

August 31, 2013

'P-Tech' Academic Model Taken Statewide in New York

A Brooklyn, N.Y., high school that has won praise for pairing employers and students is serving as a model for 16 new schools across the state.

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