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July 09, 2014

Ed-Tech Startup, StudyBlue, Raises Another $1.7 Million in Venture Capital

StudyBlue, a startup that develops on-the-go study apps, received $1.7 million from investors, bringing its total venture capital investment to over $17 million.

July 08, 2014

Apple Updates Ed. App to Fuel Teachers' Creation of Content Via iPads

The technology giant has revamped its iTunes U platform to allow teachers build lessons directly through an iPad app, rather than just through Web browsers.

May 07, 2014

NYC First Lady: Technology Could Connect Children to Mental Health Resources

Chirlane McCray's challenge is part of an annual technology design competition in New York City.

April 03, 2014

Amazon's Brazilian Textbook Deal Stirs Speculation About Its K-12 Ambitions

Amazon recently announced a major deal in Brazil, a booming ed-tech market, to distribute free textbooks via a Kindle reading app to teachers using government-issued tablets.

January 30, 2014

Datapalooza: How the Federal Government is Easing the College Process

Datapalooza highlighted the strengthening bond between the federal government and new apps and websites (for profit and nonprofit alike) seeking to streamline and educate the college application process. By providing access to unique and powerful datasets through consumable APIs, the Deparment of Education is creating a framework for public-private-partnerships that can best inform the consumer known as the aspiring student.

January 15, 2014

Apple Settles Federal Complaint Over Children's Apps

Apple has settled a complaint for at least $32.5 million, brought by the Federal Trade Commission, focused on charges incurred by children on apps.

January 15, 2014

Apple Settles Complaint Over Children's Apps for $32.5 Million

Apple agrees to pay a fee to settle a federal complaint that it did not warn parents about charges associated with apps for children.

November 13, 2013

N.Y.C. Turns to Open Data to Help With High School Choice

The New York City education department took unprecedented steps to make high school data open to software developers, resulting in new apps for families.

July 24, 2013

Experts Weigh in on K-12 Coding & CS Resources

A big city superintendent called last week and asked for recommendations for K-12 resources for teaching coding and computer science so we reached out to some folks in the know. Here's a summary of what we learned:

July 22, 2013

District Officials Favor iPads, Want Apps That Deliver Digital Textbooks

A new survey shows that iPads are overwhelmingly the mobile technology of choice in districts, with Google Chromebooks a distant second.

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