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August 21, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: FreshGrade Brings in $4.3M to Connect Teachers, Parents

Canadian-based FreshGrade, Inc. raised $4.3 million of venture capital to expand its digital assessment and communication platform to K-12 schools throughout the United States.

August 19, 2014

The Digital Buzz: Dreaming, App Building, and Explaining Everything With Reshan Richards

In this Digital Buzz Interview, Reshan Richards, creator of Explain Everything, shares the origin story for how Explain Everything came to be (3 years old today!), tips for students and teachers hoping to become app builders and does a live demo of some little known features in Explain Everything. Finally, he ends with some exciting "coming soon" features!

August 15, 2014

Camp Inspires Middle School Students to Design App That Helps Charities

Middle school students designed apps that help charities, and others that assist individuals with vision impairment and speech disorders.

August 14, 2014

App Rates School Suppliers Based on Conservative Credentials

A Nashville-based nonprofit, 2nd Vote, has created a self-described "conservative shopper app" for parents that rates education companies according to their political leanings.

August 14, 2014

App Helps Conservative Parents Choose Where to Spend on Back-to-School

Back-to-school is the focus of a "conservative shopper app" that helps consumers find companies whose donations and advocacy align with their political beliefs.

August 13, 2014

Tackling Bullying: Educators, Officials Gather in Washington to Strategize

The fourth annual anti-bullying summit, called "Keeping Kids Safe: Opportunities and Challenges in Bullying Prevention," is taking place today at the U.S. Department of Education.

August 11, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Edmodo Raises $30 Million from New Investors

Edmodo, the free social-networking-for-education site, recently raised $30 million in venture capital, bringing its total capital raised to $87 million.

August 08, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Qualcomm Acquires EmpoweredU

Wireless technology giant Qualcomm acquired EmpoweredU, a provider of mobile-based learning platforms, in an effort to provide students 24/7 access to learning materials.

July 24, 2014

Apple Touts Strong iPad Sales in Global School Market

Apple, believed to be the dominant provider of tablets in the K-12, also says it is selling millions of iPads into the worldwide market.

July 21, 2014

Teacher Designs App to Help Colleagues 'CYA' During Evaluations

A new app developed by a Pennsylvania teacher lets educators catalog and store classroom evidence that their work is meeting new evaluation standards.

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