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December 17, 2014

Schools Aren't Giving Students Necessary 'Big Data' Skills, Report Says

The ability to turn large amounts of raw data into useful information is increasingly important, but K-12 schools aren't teaching the required skills and knowledge adequately, a group of experts in the field say.

December 10, 2014

Ed-Tech Market Grows More Than 5 Percent, Industry Association Reports

The ed-tech market grew to almost $8.4 billion last year, according to an analysis by the Software & Information Industry Association.

December 10, 2014

Federal Judge Dismisses Investor Lawsuit Against K12 Inc.

Judge Anthony J. Trenga ruled against plaintiffs who had claimed K12 Inc. leaders misled investors about the performance of the company.

December 05, 2014

Who Calls the Shots in School Purchasing? Vendors, K-12 Officials Disagree

Company officials and K-12 leaders have very different views of who wields the most influence over school district buying decisions, a study shows.

December 02, 2014

FBI Takes Records Linked to L.A. District's iPad Purchase

The Federal Bureau of Investigation hauled 20 boxes worth of evidence from the LAUSD headquarters related to the district's ambitious 1-to-1 technology effort.

November 28, 2014

Pearson's Work on PARCC Common-Core Field Tests Scrutinized in Survey

A review of field testing for the PARCC tests found that many school officials had frustrations student with the student- registration process and test-administration manuals.

November 26, 2014

Testing Market Surges With Common Core, Growth in Formative Assessment

The market for testing and assessment has grown by 57 percent over the past two years, according to the Software & Information Industry Association.

November 21, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Carnegie Learning, Clever Partner to Reduce Time Spent on Data Management

Two educational technology companies, one a publisher and the other a data management software provider, teamed up to relieve teachers and administrators of password overload.

November 20, 2014

Sales of Interactive Whiteboards, Flat-Panel Displays Drop in U.S. Schools

U.S. sales of interactive whiteboards and flat-panel displays are down, but are expected to pick up again in 2016 as schools begin replacing older whiteboards, a report predicts.

November 18, 2014

Pearson Charitable Foundation to Close Its Doors

Pearson's charitable arm, which settled a lawsuit last year that was focused on whether Pearson profited off of its nonprofit activities, will close at the end of the year.

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