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July 02, 2015

McGraw-Hill Education Sells 'Key Assets' of Testing Business to DRC

McGraw-Hill Education CTB is selling off major portions of its testing business to Data Recognition Corporation, including its state assessment work.

June 19, 2015

Commercial Online Provider in Calif. Targeted in Teacher Complaints

A group of teachers in California's virtual schools says a major, commercial online provider is not meeting standards for quality.

June 18, 2015

Pearson to Sell PowerSchool, Cites Shift Away From Management Systems

PowerSchool, a student information system that Pearson says is the most widely used student information system in the United States, will leave the company's fold.

June 08, 2015

E-Rate 2.0: Advice for Companies Navigating Changes to the Program

Businesses working with schools can help themselves by closely monitoring applications to the E-rate program, and their use of federal discounts made available, a newly published guide says.

June 02, 2015

Chicago Board Member Deborah Quazzo to Step Down at End of Term

Deborah Quazzo, whose investments in ed-tech companies doing business with the Chicago district have drawn criticism, said she will resign at the end of her term this summer.

May 28, 2015

Data Breaches in Education Sector Are Costly, Study Finds

An education company's cost of a data breach can be $300 per compromised record, making it one of the most costly industries for lost or stolen records.

May 28, 2015

Sixty Percent of U.S. Chromebook Sales Are for Education, Report Concludes

Chromebook sales to end-users will reach 7.3 million units in 2015, a 27 percent increase from last year, according to a new report.

May 21, 2015

British Investor Buys Pearson's Family Education Network

Sandbox Partners is buying the Family Education Network, a Pearson "edu-tainment" platform, for an undisclosed amount.

April 29, 2015

FTC Would Get New Enforcement Powers Over Ed Tech in Data-Privacy Bill

Bipartisan federal student data-privacy legislation likely to be introduced this week would give the Federal Trade Commission new authority to regulate educational technology vendors.

April 15, 2015

Smarter Balanced Tests Made Optional in Montana After Glitches

Montana's state superintendent says statewide assessments will be made optional, following problems on a test administered by the vendor Measured Progress.

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