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April 22, 2015

Nev. Claims Testing 'Breach of Contract' by Smarter Balanced, Measured Progress

The state has given notice to a vendor and the Smarter Balanced testing consortium that they are in "breach of contract" after a series of testing glitches.

April 20, 2015

Ed-Tech Groups See Promise in K-12 Tech Amendment to ESEA

The amendment, approved by the Senate Education Committee, would allow a competition for federal funds to pay for educational technology and professional development.

April 17, 2015

Venture Capital Roundup: Three Ed-Tech Deals and a $1.5B Acquisition

Three ed-tech companies raised nearly $20 million and LinkedIn entered the education market with a $1.5 billion acquisition of lynda.com.

April 16, 2015

L.A. District Demands Refund for Pearson Curriculum on Apple's iPads

In the latest twist in the LAUSD's troubled, large-scale purchase of iPads across its schools, the district is demanding a "divorce" between Apple and Pearson.

April 15, 2015

Smarter Balanced Tests Made Optional in Montana After Glitches

Montana's state superintendent says statewide assessments will be made optional, following problems on a test administered by the vendor Measured Progress.

April 14, 2015

Library of Congress Seeks Teams to Develop K-12 Apps on Congress, Civics

Congress has appropriated $950,000 for the development of "engaging" Web and mobile apps about how it works, and civic participation, for K-12 students.

April 14, 2015

Blended Learning Barriers Examined in New Education Week Report

A new Education Week special report profiles school districts' efforts to bring blended learning home by increasing needy students' access to out-of-school Wi-Fi.

April 08, 2015

A New Preface for the Ed Tech Developer's Guide

A new preface for the Ed Tech Developer's Guide, which was recently published by the U.S. Department of Education.

April 08, 2015

Transforming Education Takes Center Stage at Desert Summit

Major topics of discussion in Scottsdale, Ariz. include eliminating textbooks, dramatically changing school models, and asking students what they need in ed-tech.

April 07, 2015

Education Business Summit Explores Issue of Learning Equity

The sixth ASU+GSV Summit, attracting 2,500 education businesses, venture capitalists, and educators, opened Monday in a luxurious setting with the theme of tackling educational inequities.

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