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December 09, 2014

Education Companies' Profits on Federal Contracts to be Negotiated

The White House Office of Management and Budget is changing its rules so that federally funded contracts worth $150,000 or more will require school districts to negotiate profits with contractors.

December 05, 2014

Preparing for In-Class Student Conferences

In the "no-grades" classroom, student conversations about learning are a must. Whether formal (like this) or informal (in class briefly), students must be getting focused feedback all the time.

October 07, 2014

League of Innovative Schools' Leaders Share Ideas, and Common Frustrations

Superintendents talked about how they're approaching innovation in their districts, and what results they're seeing, in a conference held in D.C. this week.

September 30, 2014

K-12 Budget Growth Leveled by Expenses, Education Business Leaders Learn

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 29, 2014

Ed. Businesses Asked to Help Schools Plan for Tech. Transformation

Districts are at a pivotal point in their readiness to transform classrooms with the use of technology, hundreds of education companies heard today at the opening session of EdNET 2014 in Baltimore.

September 20, 2014

School Business Officials Juggle Financial Challenges

About 1,000 school finance officers are tackling issues from funding formulas to passing bond referenda at an international gathering in Florida.

June 30, 2014

Education, Inc. Looks to Impress Educators at ISTE

Companies large and small are trying to convince K-12 schools to buy their products in the massive exhibit hall at ISTE's 2014 gathering in Atlanta.

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.

May 22, 2014

What the Independent School-Public School Dialogue Needs

Independent schools extol and cleave to their mission statements, and I'd like to see an organization, or a series of events, whose stated purpose would be to bring educators together across all sectors to build and fortify, to lift some language from the #PubPriBridge statement of purpose, "a mutual commitment 'to make the waves that raise all boats'" and to "direct these waves toward helping all students in all schools rise higher, think more deeply, and become more engaged and active citizens."

April 22, 2014

Teachers Give Today's Digital Tools Mixed Grades, National Survey Shows

Only about half of the nation's teachers regard the digital tools their students use frequently as effective, according to a new nationwide survey of educators.

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