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July 23, 2015

Back-to-School Spending Dips, Even as Consumer Confidence Rises

Families' spending on school supplies has dropped a bit from last year, according to the National Retail Federation.

July 22, 2015

Ed-Tech Venture Capital Boom, and the K-12 Part of the Pie: It's Complicated

Investment in ed-tech startups hit $2.3 billion in the year ending June 30, but K-12 schools aren't the largest slice of the pie, according to CB Insights.

July 21, 2015

Questar Notches Big Victories With Testing Deals in N.Y., Miss.

Questar Assessment Inc., a Minnesota-based company, is lesser known than some test vendors but has secured major contracts recently in the states.

July 20, 2015

Venture Capital Roundup: Fullbridge Raises $15 Million to Close the 'Workplace Skills Gap'

Four education companies brought in more than $20 million of venture capital.

July 17, 2015

Which Cities Are the Top Ed-Tech Hubs?

Los Angeles-area officials are trying to stoke their region's attractiveness as a hub for ed-tech companies, and other cities are trying to do the same.

July 16, 2015

Schools, Organizations to Compare Notes on Education Innovation Clusters

A national meeting sponsored by Digital Promise will focus on how people in specific cities or regions are pooling their talents and resources to improve schools.

July 15, 2015

Court Hands Major Victory to PARCC, Pearson in Challenge by Vendor

In a decision with potentially huge implications, a New Mexico judge has rejected the AIR's protest of a PARCC contract awarded to Pearson.

July 13, 2015

Data Recognition Corp. Poised to Win $51M Testing Contract in Nevada

Nevada, a state frustrated by online testing woes earlier this year, is tentatively set to hire a new vendor to oversee a suite of state assessments.

July 09, 2015

Pearson Loses Out on N.Y. Testing Contract to Questar

Questar Assessment Inc., a Minnesota-based company, has won a $44 million contract to handle grade 3-8 testing in New York state.

July 07, 2015

Top 10 'Impact Investing' Opportunities Identified for K-12 in Report

Vulcan Inc., a company co-owned by Paul Allen, Microsoft's cofounder, recently underwrote research to pinpoint the top opportunities for social impact investing in K-12 education.

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