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January 25, 2015

K-12 Merger and Acquisition Market Looks Positive for 2015, Says Investment Firm

A managing director at Berkery Noyes, an investment firm that tracks deals made in K-12, expects strong activity in the sector this year.

January 23, 2015

K-12 Dealmaking: Pearson Invests $50M to Support Education Entrepreneurs in Emerging Markets

Pearson, the worldwide education company, invested $50 million into its Affordable Learning Fund, which supports education startups in developing countries.

January 22, 2015

'EduCon,' an Ed-Tech Conference Without Vendors, Set to Begin

The EduCon 2.7 gathering opens in Philadelphia this weekend with a focus on how educational technology and progressive pedagogy can be merged in schools.

January 22, 2015

With Data-Privacy Pledge, Ed-Tech Providers Also Face Legal Obligation

Companies signing a student-data privacy pledge could be subject to federal or state enforcement actions if they don't live up to their word.

January 21, 2015

Women in Education Leadership: Why Is This Important? What Difference Does It Make?

There's a reason why we are now experiencing an all-out assault on one of America's best ideas--a free, high-quality, fully funded, fully public education for every child. It takes a compliant work force, people fearful of losing the low-paying jobs they love, who will put down their heads and do as they're told.

January 20, 2015

School Budgets for K-12 Instructional Materials, Tech on the Rise, Survey Says

Budgets for educational technology hardware and software are on the rise in many school districts across the country, thanks, in large part, to an improving economy.

January 20, 2015

After a Wait, Google Signs Pledge on Student-Data Privacy

Google has signed a pledge to protect student data privacy, after the company had initially not agreed to make the public commitment.

January 16, 2015

Evaluating the Outlook for the Ed-Tech Industry in 2015

Complications around student-data-privacy, frustrations with the K-12 procurement process, and the lure of the global marketplace are some key trends to watch in 2015.

January 16, 2015

Miss. State Board Votes to Abandon PARCC, Release New RFP for Testing

Mississippi's state board of education says it will put forward a request for proposal for new statewide assessments for next year, after major objections emerged over a PARCC-designed exam.

January 14, 2015

New E-Rate Policies Could Trigger Ed-Tech Industry Changes, FCC Official Says

A major infusion of cash into the E-rate program, coupled with policy changes, should spark innovation in the digital industry, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel predicts.

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