The Small Business Investment Research center at the U.S. Department of Education attempts to fledgling ed-tech businesses and bring them to commercial success.
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October 31, 2014
October 10, 2014
The Data Recognition Corporation is protesting a South Carolina award to the ACT company to conduct grade 3-11 tests, a contract potentially worth $58 million.
October 03, 2014
An Education Week review of federally funded, common-core testing contracts shows McGraw-Hill/CTB, Pearson, and ETS winning the biggest deals.
September 30, 2014
Companies selling educational technology to schools need to do a better job of explaining what their products do, and what results they can be expected to produce.
September 22, 2014
A federal judge in Florida has ordered an online school that the Federal Trade Commission labeled a "diploma mill" to halt marketing to students.
September 11, 2014
The U.S.-based technology giant may be seeking to purchase the company that created the wildly popular game Minecraft, which has become a hit among children, adults, and some teachers who weave it into instruction.
September 10, 2014
"Twelve a Dozen," is Amplify's first attempt to sell directly into the consumer space, as opposed to going after buyers based in K-12 districts.
September 08, 2014
Key phrases help companies and others raise money through Kickstarter, a study finds, and that information could help education businesses seeking support through the crowd-funding vehicle.
September 02, 2014
An NFL executive recently said that fantasy football, a popular game, can be a valuable educational tool in teaching math.
August 26, 2014
John Deasy has ordered the rebidding of a massive technology contract awarded to Apple and Pearson, following questions of favoritism in the bidding process.