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April 14, 2014

Investor Lawsuit Targets K12 Inc. and Stock Sales of Former CEO

A federal lawsuit alleges that the online education provider K12 Inc. misled investors, and says that the company's former CEO benefited by selling off stock before the company's stock price fell.

April 04, 2014

As Interest in 'Customized' Tools Grows, McGraw-Hill Brings Platform to K-12

McGraw-Hill Education is bringing Create, a platform that has allowed college professors to build their own course materials piece-by-piece, into the K-12 market.

April 03, 2014

Amazon's Brazilian Textbook Deal Stirs Speculation About Its K-12 Ambitions

Amazon recently announced a major deal in Brazil, a booming ed-tech market, to distribute free textbooks via a Kindle reading app to teachers using government-issued tablets.

March 03, 2014

As Ed-Tech Conference Opens, Amplify Once Again Seeks to Make a Splash

Amplify, a subsidiary of media giant News Corp., released a digital curriculum at the SXSWedu conference Monday that combines content with analytics and games.

February 28, 2014

AFT Creates New Website to Track For-Profit Charter Networks

A new anti-charter school website called "Cashing in on Kids" tracks five charter school operators.

February 28, 2014

Adobe, Prezi Agree to Help With Obama School Technology Effort

Two more new technology companies say they've agreed to provide $400 million worth of goods and services for schools' digital efforts, as part of the White House's "ConnectED" program.

February 24, 2014

Advice for Startups: Win Confidence of Schools, Quickly

Startups trying to carve out a place in the education market need products that can help teachers immediately, and without glitches, a group of industry advisers recommend.

February 19, 2014

Former K12 Inc. Executive Listed Among Top-Paid 'Government' Workers

A report by an advocacy group labels Ron Packard, CEO of K12 Inc., among a group of corporate executives who worked to "privatize public services."

February 12, 2014

N.J. Schools Chief Leaves to Join Tech Company Amplify

Chris Cerf is leaving his post as New Jersey's education commissioner to become chief executive of Amplify, a company that is preparing to launch new digital curriculum and assessment.

January 27, 2014

Publishing Giant Pearson Points to Tough Conditions in U.S. Education Market

Pearson, the global education publisher, recently conceded that it has faced a tough financial environment in North America over the past year.

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