Montana's state superintendent says statewide assessments will be made optional, following problems on a test administered by the vendor Measured Progress.
All Blog Posts With for-profit education Tag or Category
April 15, 2015
March 11, 2015
A nonprofit organization is asking for information from K-12 districts and ed-tech vendors about the benefits and drawbacks of "pilot tryouts" of products.
March 10, 2015
Europe's market for ed-tech is big, and diverse, but not friendly to startups trying to raise capital, panelists said at the South by Southwest EDU conference.
March 09, 2015
Curriculet, a digital-reading platform, became the latest education business to partner with a major news provider to offer content for schools.
March 06, 2015
A statewide assessment contract worth $58 million can go forward the first year, but must be re-bid in the following years, according to a new ruling.
February 18, 2015
The media conglomerate and CIG Education Group are combining to create NYT EDUcation, an initiative for pre-college and college students and professional learners.
February 18, 2015
California, Texas and Florida are among the states that are ceding more authority to districts in choosing their own instructional materials, the Association of American Publishers reports.
February 09, 2015
Deborah Quazzo, a Chicago school board member and founder of a financial advisory company, faces questions about businesses she's invested in that are working in the city's schools.
February 04, 2015
Despite the claims of critics of testing, states' spending on assessment is a small fraction of overall K-12 budgets, a researcher concludes.
January 29, 2015
The Herndon, Va.-based online education company's stock price jumped more than 30 percent on Thursday, representing a partial rebound from a major stock slide in 2014.