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August 26, 2014

L.A. Schools Chief Halts Apple, Pearson Tech Contract Amid Questions

John Deasy has ordered the rebidding of a massive technology contract awarded to Apple and Pearson, following questions of favoritism in the bidding process.

July 31, 2014

AIR Appeals Pearson's Common-Core Testing Contract in N.M. Court

The American Institutes for Research is seeking to break up a potentially big Common Core testing contract that it says was improperly bundled and skewed to favor Pearson.

July 22, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: ACT and Festo Didactic Deals Highlight Competitive Nature of Ed-Tech Industry

A recent acquisition by ACT and a merger of two global companies reinforce just how competitive the ed-tech market has become.

July 21, 2014

West Virginia, Microsoft Partner on IT Certification Program

West Virginia will become the 12th state to implement a statewide "IT Academy" certification program through Microsoft.

July 15, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Regent Education Raises $9M to Fund Expansion Plan

Regent Education, a provider of financial aid and enrollment management for colleges, received $9 million in funding to accelerate its growth initiative.

July 07, 2014

Separating the Best Education Apps From, Well, the Rest

College faculty at Marian University have created a method for judging education apps by research standards.

June 25, 2014

Vendor Protesting Common-Core Contract Levies Criticism at PARCC, Pearson

The American Institutes for Research, in its protest over a common-core testing contract, argues that Pearson and PARCC are behaving like "business partners."

June 20, 2014

Pearson, N.M. Officials Push Back in Common-Core Contract Battle

New Mexico state officials describe a protest over a major common-core testing contract by the American Institutes for Research as "frivolous," in a filing with the state purchasing director.

June 04, 2014

Purchases of Classroom Materials Fall in Early 2014, a Reversal From 2013

Purchases of instructional materials fell by 4 percent in the 1st quarter of 2014 compared with the same period in 2013, possibly because of districts' uncertainty about the common-core implementation, according to the Association of American Publishers.

June 04, 2014

Industry Officials Weigh Strategies for Print-to-Digital Transition

Industry officials offered contrasting views of how quickly the print-to-digital transition in K-12 publishing is playing out.

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