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January 29, 2015

Draft Federal Data-Privacy Bill Targets Some Ed-Tech Practices, Silent on Others

A draft measure being circulated on Capitol Hill would bar ed-tech vendors from directing targeted advertisements to students, though it does not cover some controversial practices.

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

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.

January 12, 2015

New Industry Standards for Student-Data Privacy in New Obama Plan

President Barack Obama envisions a federal law modeled on a California measure that placed new safeguards on protecting student information.

January 08, 2015

Education Industry Association's Chief to Step Down From Post

Steve Pines will retire as executive director of the Education Industry Association, a leading organization representing vendors.

December 31, 2014

Venture Capital Investment in K-12 Tech Firms Jumps, and Evolves, in 2014

Venture capitalists poured $642 million into K-12 companies in 2014, a 32 percent jump over the previous year, according to the NewSchools Venture Fund.

December 31, 2014

40 Fast-Growing Private Education Companies Make 2014 Inc. 5000 List

Education companies like Schoolwires and Achieve3000 appear on this year's list of private education companies ranked among the fastest-growing businesses.

December 19, 2014

Hot Topics in the K-12 Market in 2014, and What's Ahead

The growth of the testing market and major district purchases of digital devices were among the biggest trends affecting the K-12 marketplace in 2014.

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.

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