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January 22, 2015

Testing Volume Down With Rollout of New High School Equivalency Exams

With three new high school equivalency exams on the market - GED, HiSET, and TASC - fewer students took and passed the exams in 2014 than in previous years.

January 13, 2015

Industry Sees Promise, and Cause for Worry, in President's Data-Privacy Plans

Ed-tech companies have voiced concerns that the president's data-privacy blueprint could derail innovation in the digital space.

October 23, 2014

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Launches Internal Tech Incubator

HMH Labs will attempt to bring about educational innovation through the "experimentation. and rapid prototyping of new technology solutions."

August 01, 2014

International Testing Official, Philly Principal Win Innovation Award

Andres Schleicher of the OECD, Sara Martinez Tucker of the National Math and Science Initiative, and Chris Lehmann of Philadelphia's Science Leadership Academy were named winners of the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize.

April 15, 2014

Ed-Tech Business Plans Compete for Prizes, Opportunity

Twelve ed-tech business plans originating from California to Tanzania will be showcased in a competition next month.

March 13, 2014

Renaissance Learning to be Acquired for $1.1 Billion

Renaissance Learning, a K-12 assessment and learning analytics company, has commanded one of the highest prices in the history of ed tech acquisitions.

September 04, 2013

Cohen Bullish on Path Forward for McGraw-Hill Education

"The company that has transformation opportunity," said Peter Cohen of McGraw-Hill Education (@MHEducation). Cohen joined McGraw in March as President of K-12 School Education. "It was a chance to work in a nimble organization with great digital products," said Cohen.

July 10, 2013

Program Invites Test-Takers to 'Study Smarter,' Not Longer

A new program by McGraw-Hill uses software that attempts to personalize study plans for adult learners preparing for the GED and other high school equivalency tests.

June 24, 2013

After Testing Mishaps, Indiana Officials to Seek Damages From CTB/McGraw-Hill

Indiana officials say they will seek no less than $613,000 in damages from test administrator CTB/McGraw-Hill because of problems with the state's assessment earlier this year.

May 23, 2013

Pearson, Blackboard Among the Most Acquisitive Ed. Companies, Analysis Finds

Pearson made 15 acquisitions and investments during 2012, making it the most active education company in that area, according to a report by CB Insights.

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